The Mission of the Town Clerk is to protect the interests of the City and its citizens by acting as a registry for the recording and/or filing of documents, collecting conveyance taxes, issuing licenses and handling election duties in accordance with State Statutes and the City Charter.
About the Town Clerk:
The Town Clerk is elected to a 4 year term. The Town Clerk serves as the keeper of all documents that pertain to the City and its residents. Such as property transfers or sales, mortgages, releases, liens, filing of maps and floor plans, Trade Name Registrations, Dog Licenses, Sportsman licensing, Military Discharges, Notary Registrations, issuing of Absentee Ballots and final Primary and election results.
If your business is a corporation or an LLC, you must file with the Connecticut Secretary of the State before filing your DBA in Bridgeport.
The secretary of the State's office offers various information on their website helpful to anyone considering opening a new business.
You must obtain State and Federal Tax Identification Numbers.
To contact the Internal Revenue Service for a Federal ID Number and to get necessary forms, call (800) 829-1040, or get their free CD on help for new business owners.
For the Connecticut ID number, go to the Department of Revenue Services website for forms and information or call (800) 382-9463.
Charles D. Clemons, Jr.
City Hall Room 122
45 Lyon Terrace
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m.-12 p.m.