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The theme is “Seasons of Newington “. Your electronic art/graphic art/photograph will represent a month of the year, with one image selected for the cover. Tell us what season, place, or event the photo/artwork represents. ( 150th Anniversary Calendar Contest - Newington )

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An assessment is the value placed on a property appearing in the Grand List. It is the basis upon which the property tax levy is distributed among the property owners in a community. In order to determine the tax liability of a particular property, the property assessment is multiplied by the municipality's mill rate. In Connecticut, an assessment is equal to 70% of the fair market value as established by the municipal Assessor. For motor vehicles and business personal property, this assessment is recalculated annually as of October 1st. Real estate assessments are established during the town-wide revaluations, which are performed on a periodic schedule, established by State Law. For more information, please call 860-665-8530. ( Assessor's Office - Newington )

Fair market value is a legal term defined by the courts as the probable price which a property would bring on the open market, given prudent, knowledgeable and willing buyers and sellers. Fair market value is the standard by which the fairness of all assessments are judged. The buyer and seller of real estate determine the fair market value of real estate. The appraiser or assessor analyzes real estate transactions that occur within a community and determine the factors that lead to the final sale prices. Information developed through the analysis of these sales is used by appraisers and assessors to develop mathematical models that are utilized in estimating the market values of all properties in a community. Some of the typical factors that are used by an appraiser in estimating market values include location, condition, age, size and quality of improvements. For more information, please call 860-665-8530. ( Assessor's Office - Newington )

Connecticut General Statutes (primarily Title 12) and the relevant case law (which assists in interpreting these statutes) govern assessment procedures and practices. In addition, the State of Connecticut Office of Policy and Management, Intergovernmental Policy Division, prescribes regulations and issues administrative pronouncements dealing with the administration of statutes related to assessment practices. For more information, please call 860-665-8530. ( Assessor's Office - Newington )

The tax rate, or mill rate, is established annually by the elected Town Council through the adoption of the town's budget. This process of establishing the tax rate begins with the preparation of the Town Manager's Proposed Budget and concludes with the Town Council's adoption of the budget and mill rate. The simplified formula for determining the mill rate is the Town Levy divided by the Taxable Grand List. The Town Levy (also referred to as the Grand Levy) is simply the amount of money the Town needs to generate through the property tax in order to provide town services. The Taxable Grand List is the total of all non-exempt assessments for all real estate, motor vehicles, and personal property located within the Town's boundaries. For more information, please call 860-665-8530. ( Assessor's Office - Newington )

By telephone you can reach the Assessor's Office at 860-665-8530. ( Assessor's Office - Newington )

In order to judge the fairness of your assessment, two questions should be asked. First, does the assessment represent 70% of the probable selling price as of the date of the assessment? Secondly, is my assessment similar to comparable properties in Town? The Assessor's Office maintains information that will help you answer these questions. For more information, please call 860-665-8530. ( Assessor's Office - Newington )

When you come to a hearing, bring whatever information that you may have (property information and/or data changes, comparable sales that sold for less than your property, pictures of your property, etc.) to the hearing. If the revaluation required a physical inspection of the property, make sure you allowed a physical inspection to be conducted or you may lose your right to an appeal. For more information, please call 860-665-8530. ( Assessor's Office - Hearings - Newington )

Please note Informal hearings are typically held on full revaluations, but are always conducted in Connecticut and New Hampshire. Towards the end of the revaluation, every property owner receives a notice of their proposed valuation. If they have a question or concern about the proposed valuation, they are asked to call the Assessor or their contractor to set a date and time for an informal hearing. This appointment is meant to allow a brief discussion about the valuation process, review the specifics of the property in question and to answer general questions the owner may have. Most hearings last about 10-15 minutes. Homeowners are asked to come prepared with their questions and have compared their property to other comparable ones in their neighborhood. They are also encouraged to provide the hearing officer with copies of any documentation they may have regarding specific issues with their proposed assessments. It is important to remember that an informal hearing is not a forum to discuss taxes or town politics nor is it an in-depth class on appraisal practices and theory. It is strictly meant to answer general questions on the proposed property assessments. The hearing officer will take notes during your meeting to document the information you have discussed. They will later determine if further review of your property assessment is necessary based on these notes. The proposed values are not final until all hearings and any data or value changes resulting from the hearings are completed. For more information, please call 860-665-8530. ( Assessor's Office - Hearings - Newington )

At the conclusion of the hearings for your town, appraisal staff will review the notes from your hearing and any information you have provided on your property. They will make changes to the data and/or value of the property if appropriate. After this final review process is complete for all properties, a change notice is sent to you. The new value on this change notice will reflect the changes made based on your hearing. This value will now be considered your new assessment and will be reflected in the Assessors records. For more information, please call 860-665-8530. ( Assessor's Office - Hearings - Newington )

Please note that each City or Town may proceed with this process in a different manner. The following is a typical scenario. If any property-owner believes the assessment on their property is in excess of its fair market value they should first notify the assessor’s office. They may then appeal before the municipality's board of assessment appeals. The board of assessment appeals will review the case and make a determination as to the disposition of the appeal. Should the property-owner still feel the assessment is incorrect, they may appeal to the superior court for the judicial district in which the municipality is located. All appeals typically have time deadlines. Always contact your local Town Hall with any questions pertaining to the filing dates for appeals. For more information, please call 860-665-8530. ( Assessor's Office - Hearings - Newington )

Normal maintenance will help retain the market value of your property, but generally will not affect your assessment. For more information, please call 860-665-8530. ( Assessor's Office - New Assessment - Newington )

General economic conditions such as interest rates, inflation rates, and changes in the tax laws will influence the value of real estate. As property values change in the marketplace (sales), those changes will eventually be reflected on the assessment roll. For more information, please call 860-665-8530. ( Assessor's Office - New Assessment - Newington )

There are differences between individual properties and between neighborhoods. In one area, the sales may indicate a substantial increase in value in a given year. In another neighborhood, there may be a lesser change in property values. Different types of properties within the same neighborhood may also show different value changes. For example, one - story houses may be more in demand than two - story houses or vice versa. Older homes in the same area may be rising in value more slowly than newer homes. Among the numerous factors to be considered that will cause values to differ are location, condition, size, quality, number of baths, basement finish, garages, and many others. For more information, please call 860-665-8530. ( Assessor's Office - New Assessment - Newington )

No. If an inspection is necessary on your property, we have to analyze all of the information we gathered before placing a value on your property. We will then further review this information to ensure that your assessment corresponds fairly to the assessments of other properties. For more information, please call 860-665-8530. ( Assessor's Office - New Assessment - Newington )

The Assessor’s Office maintains a complete record for each property. Information is kept current through permit inspections, sales inspections, periodic re-inspections and exterior reviews. The records are available for your review. This information is used to develop the new assessments. For more information, please call 860-665-8530. ( Assessor's Office - New Assessment - Newington )

Just as in many other fields, computers are useful in the assessment process. Assessors are trained to look for relationships between property characteristics and market value. By coding these characteristics and studying sale prices, assessors can estimate value by developing formulas and models. Computers are much faster and are capable of advanced analysis in this area. Despite these capabilities, common sense and assessor judgment are always required to verify assessments. Assessors most familiar with the neighborhoods and properties review all assessments. For more information, please call 860-665-8530. ( Assessor's Office - New Assessment - Newington )

A Revaluation is the process of performing all of the necessary Market Analysis and Valuation steps to determine accurate and equitable values for all properties within a municipality. The equalization of the values within a City or Town creates a fair distribution of the tax burden. The purpose of a Revaluation is not to raise taxes. The purpose is to create an equitable distribution of the tax load. For more information, please call 860-665-8530. ( Assessor's Office - Revaluation - Newington )

If the project requires it, a physical inspection of both the interior and exterior of each property is conducted. Since data on all properties is maintained by the assessor's office, this step is not necessarily required for valuation or statistical updates although inspections of sale properties or a certain percentage of houses may be conducted as a part of the project. While data collection is being conducted, appraisers are studying the recent market sales in order to gain a full understanding of the real estate market in your City or Town. This study of recent property sales allows the appraisers to establish parameters to estimate the value of property that has not been sold using comparisons with recent sales. The appraisers then gather and review these parameters and apply them to all non-sale properties in order to approximate the market value of each property that they are charged with appraising. For more information, please call 860-665-8530. ( Assessor's Office - Revaluation - Newington )

Since the last revaluation, real estate values have changed significantly. Over the same period, building construction costs have increased at a slower rate than property values have appreciated. Since building costs have not increased as much as total values, the bulk of the total increase, if any, is attributable to land. This makes perfect economic sense, as it is land that is limited supply. For more information, please call 860-665-8530. ( Assessor's Office - Revaluation - Newington )

A revaluation may result in an increase or decrease of individual assessments depending on how a property value increased or decreased relative to the average change in assessment. It does not mean that all property taxes will increase or decrease. Remember assessments are only the base that is used to determine the tax burden. The tax burden is the amount that the municipality must raise to operate the local government and support the many services each of us has come to expect, such as schools, police, etc. As an example, if the same amount of money is to be raised after the revaluation as the previous year and each assessment doubles, the tax rate would merely be cut in half. For more information, please call 860-665-8530. ( Assessor's Office - Revaluation - Newington )

Market value is determined by people, by the activity in the real estate market and the general economy. The value of your property is based on an analysis of the entire market for a specified period of time before the completion of the revaluation project. The market can generally be defined as, you, the person who sold the property to you, and the person willing to buy it from you. It is the appraiser’s job to research and analyze the values in any particular area or neighborhood. In effect, they do what you would do to determine the selling price when putting your property up for sale. However, the appraiser has specific guidelines to follow during their research. Some factors that are examined for each property are: location, size, quality of construction, age of improvements, topography, utilities, zoning restrictions, if any, etc. For more information, please call 860-665-8530. ( Assessor's Office - Value - Newington )

Most likely, yes. However, not all property values will change at the same rate. Market value may have increased more for some neighborhoods and property types than for others. Some neighborhoods and property types may have decreased in value and others may have remained the same. One purpose of a revaluation is to make sure that the assessed values reflect the changes that have occurred in the real estate market. For more information, please call 860-665-8530. ( Assessor's Office - Value - Newington )

Market value is defined as the amount a typical, well-informed purchaser would be willing to pay for a property. For a sale to be a market value (arms- length) sale, the seller and buyer must be unrelated, the buyer must be willing (but not under pressure) to buy, the property must be on the market for a reasonable length of time, the payment must be in cash or its equivalent, and the financing must be typical for that type of property. For more information, please call 860-665-8530. ( Assessor's Office - Value - Newington )

Your construction cost is a historical figure that may or may not reflect the current market value of your property. It is only one element that will be considered. For more information, please call 860-665-8530. ( Assessor's Office - Value - Newington )

Generally speaking, improvements that increase the market value of a property will increase the assessment. The following examples are typical items that may increase the assessed value of your property. - Adding living or rentable area - substantial modernization of kitchen or baths - extensive remodeling - adding features such as A/C, finished basement rooms, garages, pools, etc. For more information, please call 860-665-8530. ( Assessor's Office - Value - Newington )

This question, although common, highlights one of the clear differences between the revaluation appraisal process and the more well-know "bank" appraisal. Most homeowners have had a "bank" appraisal on a property before and are familiar with the process involved and the resulting report. Many assume that the revaluation company uses the same process. Although the appraisal concepts are the same and the results similar, the process is different. To answer this question it is important to understand that in a revaluation, the value of your property is based on an analysis of the entire real estate market for a specified period of time before the completion of the revaluation project (usually a one or two year period). This study of recent property sales allows the appraisers to establish valuation parameters (construction rates, land rates, market adjustments, etc.). Ideally, when these valuation parameters are applied to the properties that sold, the calculation will result in an appraised value that is very close to the sales price. The revaluation appraisers are required by the State to test that the parameters being used are consistently producing values that closely approximate the sale prices across all types of properties throughout the town. When this is accomplished, the appraisers can then apply these same valuation parameters to all of the "non-sale" properties in the town. In doing so, they are approximating the market value of each property using the information derived from all of the sales. Therefore, no particular sale or group of sales was used to determine the value your property. This is because ALL of the recent sales were included in the analysis that set the parameters used in the revaluation of your town. For more information, please call 860-665-8530. ( Assessor's Office - Value - Newington )

The next best evidence is the arm’s length sales of reasonably comparable properties. These are properties similar to yours in location, age, style, condition, and other features that affect market value, such as the number of bedrooms and bathrooms and size of garage. For more information, please call 860-665-8530. ( Assessor's Office - Value - Newington )

We will then consider all other factors that may affect the market value of your property. The cost to replace your building(s), less any depreciation, plus the value of the land could be used to estimate market value. For income producing properties, the income and expenses could be considered. For more information, please call 860-665-8530. ( Assessor's Office - Value - Newington )

During this phase, Listers, otherwise known as data collectors, go to each property and physically inspect the interior and exterior of each building. They note the building's location, size, age, and quality of construction, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, improvements, topography, utilities, zoning restrictions, if any, and numerous other characteristics both inside and out. If the property recently sold, the lister will inquire about the terms of the sale. If the property is a potential income producing property (apartment, office building, etc.) the lister may inquire about rental information. In order to obtain proof that a property was inspected, the owner is asked to sign the data collection form to verify that the inspection took place. The entire process typically takes approximately 15 minutes. If you are unsure about letting a person in, listers should carry proper identification and will have their information on file at the police department and the assessors’ office. Due to the cost required to physically visit properties, this step is not undertaken on every project. For more information, please call 860-665-8530. ( Assessor's Office - What is... - Newington )

During this time, mailers are often sent in order to gain further insight on properties that have recently sold, existing property data and commercial/industrial property lease information. For more information, please call 860-665-8530. ( Assessor's Office - What is... - Newington )

As data is being collected, managers from both the company as well as the City and Town often revisit a property to double check the data collection process. For more information, please call 860-665-8530. ( Assessor's Office - What is... - Newington )

A variety of resources are used to analyze the real estate market. While the physical data is being collected by Listers, experienced appraisers will be analyzing recent sales as well as lease information to determine which market factors influenced property values. Once all the data is collected and reviewed for accuracy, the appraisers will begin to set values using information gathered from past market activity. Valuation is done using one of the three widely accepted valuation methods which are the market, cost or income approach. For more information, please call 860-665-8530. ( Assessor's Office - What is... - Newington )

Field Review is the method of checking and re-checking both the values that have been determined and the data that has been collected. During this review, properties are viewed in the field by experienced appraisers who double check uniformity and accuracy of information. This typically involves a visual view from the street as opposed to a physical inspection of the property. For more information, please call 860-665-8530. ( Assessor's Office - What is... - Newington )

Once the Field Review is completed, a Notice of New Values may be mailed to each property owner. At this time, anyone with questions concerning their value, the revaluation process or about the data collected on their property has an opportunity to meet with someone to discuss their property value. For more information, please call 860-665-8530. ( Assessor's Office - What is... - Newington )

During this phase, the company has made all final changes. In order for the project to be complete, the Town must formally accept all values. Once this is complete, all information is formally turned over to the City or Town. Typically tax bills are produced using the new values to calculate individual taxes. For more information, please call 860-665-8530. ( Assessor's Office - What is... - Newington )

Building and fire safety codes are state law, intended to protect everyone from risks associated with improper construction. They are minimum safety and health requirements developed nationally by learning from common problems and disasters in construction. Some of the hazards are: - Damages from fire - Disease from pathogens (water/sewage) - Electrical shocks - Structural collapse or cracking - Toxic substance (carbon dioxide) And also national policy on: - Access for persons with disabilities - Energy conservation For more information, please call 860-665-8580. ( Building Department - Building Codes - Newington )

Our State laws apply to all construction, including decks, sheds and swimming pools; all buildings and structures that support, shelter or facilitate an activity, except for: - Recreational equipment - Vehicles You need to check with the Building Department about your plans to determine your obligations. For more information, please call 860-665-8580. ( Building Department - Building Codes - Newington )

An application identifying the property owner, the contractor, any required trade licenses and insurance must be submitted to the Building Department along with an application, plans, details and specifications that describe the work to be done, when you intend to construct, alter, renovate, add, demolish or change the intended use of your building. A site plan where additions are planned must also be filed to determine compliance with local zoning regulations. Plans and details should show dimensions, location of equipment/electrical fixtures, types of materials and sizes, energy conservation information. A description of the work and the quantities on your application are usually all that is required for roofing, siding, replacement windows/water heaters/other equipment. The building official checks this information to be sure it complies with the state codes, and then can issue a building permit (or electrical/mechanical/plumbing permit) for the work. Fees cover the costs of the Building Department's services. For more information, please call 860-665-8580. ( Building Department - Building Codes - Newington )

After the work is started, the building official visits your property to determine if the work is being done in accordance with the codes and the plans you have submitted. These inspections are made when you or your contractor calls to let the local official know the work is ready to be inspected. If the work is not in accordance with the approved application and plans, appropriate corrections to be required. Finally, when the work is correct and complete, the building official will perform a final inspection before signing off that the work is complete. This sign off will be a Certificate of Occupancy [CO] for additions and new construction. The contractor may be required to furnish test results and other data before the building official can sign off on completion. For more information, please call 860-665-8580. ( Building Department - Building Codes - Newington )

For more information, please visit the Inspections page . ( Building Department - Inspections - Newington )

No, please call the office at 860-665-8580 to have the Secretary contact them if necessary. ( Building Department - Inspections - Newington )

All users of the system must get an account, with a user name and password. This will allow the system to store your applications and other information. For contractors, license information will be verified with the Department of Consumer Protection as part of the process of getting an account. For more information, or if you having problems using the system, please call 617-577-9000, ext. 2. ( Building Department - Online Permit Center - Newington )

Usernames, passwords, and all financial information related to payments are encrypted using secure servers and Advanced Encryption Standards (AES). ViewPermit uses SSL certificate (HTTPS) and Rijndael Symmetric Encryption algorithms and no credit card or financial information of any kind is ever retained by the software. The contents of applications and permits, as well as correspondence related to permits are, however, generally considered public information under the Freedom of Information Act and may be provided to other citizens upon their request. Some information related to permitting activity will be available over the Internet through the reports function of this system. For more information, or if you having problems using the system, please call 617-577-9000, ext. 2. ( Building Department - Online Permit Center - Newington )

A permit must be obtained before beginning construction, alteration or repairs, other than ordinary repairs. (Ordinary repairs are nonstructural repairs and do not include addition to, alteration of, or replacement or relocation of water supply, sewer, drainage, drain leader, gas, soil, waste, vent or similar piping, electrical wiring, or mechanical or other work for which a permit is required by the building official). Work requiring permits includes swimming pools over 24 inches in depth, decks, window replacements, installation of a wood or pellet stove, and installation of a pre-fabricated shed on your property. For more information, or if you having problems using the system, please call 617-577-9000, ext. 2. ( Building Department - Online Permit Center - Newington )

Each jurisdiction has a slightly different fee schedule, in most cases based on the value of the work being done. The fee will be automatically calculated by the system. For more information, or if you having problems using the system, please call 617-577-9000, ext. 2. ( Building Department - Online Permit Center - Newington )

If you pay online through the system, the payment partner (Stripe) does charge a fee of 2.99% + 0.99¢ for credit cards or a flat $5.50 fee for electronic checks , which under many town statutes must be passed on directly to the permit applicant. The fee is calculated automatically and you will have the opportunity to review it before approving your payment. If you wish to avoid this payment you may mail in your application or pay in person, however, users should consider the cost of stamps or the time and fuel required. For more information, or if you having problems using the system, please call 617-577-9000, ext. 2. ( Building Department - Online Permit Center - Newington )

A permit may be applied for by a homeowner or the homeowner’s authorized representative. An authorized representative must have authorization in writing to apply for a permit on the homeowner’s behalf. For more information, or if you having problems using the system, please call 617-577-9000, ext. 2. ( Building Department - Online Permit Center - Newington )

Homeowners can do their own work, if they occupy the home and do not rent out any part of it. The homeowner is still required to get a permit. With this exception, any individual doing permitted work must be licensed and registered with the State of Connecticut. The permit system will verify that contractors are currently licensed with the state Department of Consumer Protection. The town may also require other documentation related to workers compensation or other insurance. For more information, or if you having problems using the system, please call 617-577-9000, ext. 2. ( Building Department - Online Permit Center - Newington )

Express Permits, which do not require plan review, will be issued instantly unless there are conditions that require review by an official (such as a property in a historic district). Examples of Express Permits include roofing, window replacement, electrical upgrades, and water heater installation. Other permits are required by law to be approved or denied within 30 days. The specific time for your permit will depend on a variety of factors. The new online permit system is part of a regional effort to make the approval process as quick and transparent as possible. For more information, or if you having problems using the system, please call 617-577-9000, ext. 2. ( Building Department - Online Permit Center - Newington )

For more information, please visit Reasons to Get a Permit . ( Building Department - Online Permit Center - Newington )

The system allows you to attach documents, photos, and plans before you submit them. If you prefer, you can drop off your plans at Town Hall. If you do so, make sure you reference the permit tracking number that you are given at the time of application. For more information, or if you having problems using the system, please call 617-577-9000, ext. 2. ( Building Department - Online Permit Center - Newington )

The regional permitting system was developed by the Capitol Region Council of Governments through a regional service sharing grant from Connecticut’s Office of Policy Management. CRCOG followed a rigorous competitive procurement process, and selected the vendor ViewPoint GIS as the system provider. Towns may also have received a subsidy to help defray the costs of purchasing the system. For more information, or if you having problems using the system, please call 617-577-9000, ext. 2. ( Building Department - Online Permit Center - Newington )

For more information, please visit the Building Department Permit Information page . Building Permit Application Requirements page . ( Building Department - Online Permit Center - Newington )

A permit shall be obtained before beginning construction, alteration or repairs, other than ordinary repairs, using application forms furnished by the building official. Ordinary repairs are nonstructural repairs and do not include addition to, alteration of, or replacement or relocation of water supply, sewer, drainage, drain leader, gas, soil, waste, vent or similar piping, electrical wiring, or mechanical or other work for which a permit is required by the building official. For more information, please call 860-665-8580. ( Building Department - Permits - Newington )

For work valued $1 to $4,000 the fee is a flat $50. Beyond the $4,000 value, the value of the work is rounded up to the nearest thousand and multiplied by $11 per thousand. Example: $5,000 = $55, $6,000 = $66, etc. Additional Fees if applicable: Zoning Application Permit fee - $15 Certificate of Occupancy - Residential $25 Certificate of Occupancy - Commercial $50 Permit Fees page . ( Building Department - Permits - Newington )

Under normal circumstances permits will be reviewed within 5 to 10 working days. We are allowed up to 30 days to approve or deny the permit. If there’s no review needed, such as for a new roof and if no taxes are owed on the property, an inspector can approve the application immediately. For more information, please call 860-665-8580. ( Building Department - Permits - Newington )

To insure the work is in compliance with the Building Codes and is safe. Review of the plans and inspections will be done to be sure Code is met. For more information, please call 860-665-8580. ( Building Department - Permits - Newington )

A permit is not required when installing a fence, however, there are zoning requirements that must be followed. Fencing Requirements For more information, please call 860-665-8580. ( Building Department - Permits - Newington )

We have copies of most plot plans in the Building Department. For more information, please call 860-665-8580. ( Building Department - Permits - Newington )

Yes, if the shed is more than 200 square feet in size. A Building Application, Zoning Permit Application, copy of the plot plan showing location of the shed and a picture of the shed must be submitted. If building the shed, 2 copies of framing drawings must accompany the application. If the shed is less than 200 square feet a Building permit is not required, but you will have to submit a plot plan showing the proposed location of the shed and a Zoning Application Permit ($15). Additional requirements: Sheds larger than 600 sq ft with an eave height over 10 feet will require a foundation. Sheds smaller than 600 sq ft shall be anchored to resist wind induced uplift and overturning. For more information, please call 860-665-8580. ( Building Department - Permits - Newington )

Yes if the pool is more than 24 inches deep. A swimming pool application, a zoning permit application and a copy of the plot plan showing location of the pool will be required.  For above-ground pools, provide a picture of the pool. For more information, please call 860-665-8580. ( Building Department - Permits - Newington )

Yes. You will need a Building Application with 2 copies of building plans, a Zoning application and provide a plot plan showing the location of the deck and distances to property lines. For more information, please call 860-665-8580. ( Building Department - Permits - Newington )

Yes. There are requirements for emergency egress from bedrooms. Our office can provide you with more information. For more information, please call 860-665-8580. ( Building Department - Permits - Newington )

A building permit must be taken out prior to installation of a solid fuel stove (wood, coal, pellet, etc). The manufacturers installation guide must be available when the Building Official performs the inspection. Solid Fuel Stove Permit page . ( Building Department - Permits - Newington )

Yes, you will need a plumbing permit to install the gas line and a building permit to install the fireplace. Keep in mind that the gas line needs to be pressure tested and inspected by the Building Inspector before the line is connected. After the fireplace has been installed and connected to the gas line the Building Inspector will need to inspect the installation. Make sure that the manufacturer’s installation instructions are available for the final inspection. For more information, please call 860-665-8580. ( Building Department - Permits - Newington )

The homeowner is responsible for obtaining the permit for any work requiring a permit on one and two family (owner occupied) houses or their authorized agent, accompanied by a written authorization signed by the property owner. All other non-residential work will require a licensed contractor to perform the work. For more information, please call 860-665-8580. ( Building Department - Permits - Newington )

Any person doing work who is not currently registered with the State of Connecticut is doing so illegally. Using a licensed contractor provides some protection to the homeowner for being charged for work not completed and/or materials not provided. Materials and suppliers and subcontractors can place a lien on your home if they do not receiver payment from your contractor. Trade licenses for those persons doing Home Improvement, Plumbing, Electrical, or Mechanical work provides some assurance that they have adequate knowledge and training in those fields. The Building Department Verifies the license and insurance of all contractors applying for a permit. If you are not hiring a registered contractor, you are missing out on $15,000 worth of protection! The Department of Consumer Protection protects the homeowner by the Home Improvement Guaranty Fund. The fund can reimburse consumers up to $15,000 who are unable to collect for loss or damage suffered from a registered contractor's performance or offer to perform a home improvement. To find out if your contractor is registered contact the Department of Consumer Protection at 800-842-2649. ( Building Department - Permits - Newington )

A permit is required to finish a basement. A Building application and 2 copies of drawings showing the layout are required. For more information, please call 860-665-8580. ( Building Department - Permits - Newington )

When alterations or additions requiring a permit occur the entire dwelling shall be provided with smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. Call our office at 860-665-8580 for more information on location and quantity of detectors required. ( Building Department - Permits - Newington )

For more information, please visit the Building Department Building Code page Codes page . ( Building Department - Permits - Newington )

Yes. For more information, please visit the Building Department Generator Installation page Generator Installation page . ( Building Department - Permits - Newington )

Yes, a permit is needed for any work performed within the town’s rights-of-way. Have your contractor call the engineering office for a Contractor Application Packet . The fee for driveways is $25. The Engineering Department phone is: 860-665-8570. ( Engineering - Newington )

The Wetlands Commission has established a 100 foot review area outside the wetlands. Any construction activity within this buffer area warrants an application to the Wetlands Commission. For more information, please call 860-665-8570. ( Engineering - Newington )

Eversource - Streetlight Repair To submit a request for an Eversource Streetlight Repair, please go to:  www.eversource.com/content/ct-c/residential/outages/experiencing-a-problem/streetlight-repair-request ( Engineering - Newington )

Yes. You must submit a plan from a licensed engineer showing the drainage line you wish to tie in. The plan is submitted for approval to the Town Engineer’s office. After it is approved, you will also be required to execute a drainage agreement which holds the town harmless in the event the town’s drainage system backs up into your property. For more information, please call 860-665-8570. ( Engineering - Newington )

The fence can be placed at the property line, however, please check with the Zoning Officer regarding height restrictions, front yard setbacks, etc. He can be reached at 860-665-8575. ( Engineering - Newington )

No. For streetlight repairs, please contact Eversource at 860-286-2000, or enter a service request for repair on the Eversource website: https://www.eversource.com/clp/wms/streetlight.aspx?nl=slr   Eversource website . ( Engineering - Service Request - Newington )

No. This is not a service provided by the town. You need to hire a licensed surveyor to perform this service. ( Engineering - Service Request - Newington )

No. You need to contact a private engineer for this service. ( Engineering - Service Request - Newington )

No. This is a civil matter. However, you as the owner of your property have the right to cut at the property line branches that extend over your property line. ( Engineering - Service Request - Newington )

No. The town has no responsibility in maintaining sanitary lines. They are owned and maintained by the MDC. They can be contacted at 860-278-7850. ( Engineering - Service Request - Newington )

The adopted 2014 to 2015 Town budget totals $110,083,292. This compares to $106,058,696 in 2013 to 2014 or an increase of 3.8%. The adopted 2015 to 2016 Town budget totals $113,594,454. This compares to $110,083,292 in 2014 to 2015 or an increase of 3.2%. The adopted 2016-2017 Town budget totals $115,616,482. This compares to $113,594,454 in 2015-16 or an increase of 1.8%. The adopted 2017-2018 Town budget totals $115,858,962. This compares to $115,616,482 in 2016-17 or an increase of 0.2%. For more information, please call 860-665-8520. ( Finance - Newington )

- The mill rate for fiscal year 2011-12 is 30.02 mills, up .84 mills from 2010 to 2011 - The mill rate for fiscal year 2012-13 is 32.64 mills, up 2.62 mills from 2011 to 2012 - The mill rate for fiscal year 2013-14 is 33.63 mills, up .99 mills from 2012 to 2013 - The mill rate for fiscal year 2014-15 is 34.77 mills, up 1.14 mills from 2013 to 2014 - The mill rate for fiscal year 2015-16 is 35.80 mills, up 1.03 mills from 2014 to 2015 The mill rate for fiscal year 2016-17 is 35.75 mills, down 0.05 mills from 2015-16. The mill rate for fiscal year 2017-18 is 36.59 mills, up 0.84 mills from 2016-17. For more information, please call 860-665-8520. ( Finance - Newington )

The Town actually carries two credit ratings: one from Moody’s Investors Service is Aa2 and the other from Standard and Poor’s which is AA+. The Town's credit rating was upgraded in 2010 by Moody's Investor Services during a global re-calibration of ratings. The Town's credit rating was last upgraded in 2014 by Standard and Poor's Ratings Services based on the implementation of its local General Obligation criteria. The ratings were last reviewed in February 2014. For more information, please call 860-665-8520. ( Finance - Newington )

As of June 30, 2017, the Town will have $5,220,000 in bonds outstanding. The Town refunded $9.8 million of bonds in February 2013. Its last bond sale was in June 2005, in the amount of $3.7 million to fund improvements to the expansion and renovation to the Newington Police station. The Town made principal payments during the 2016-17 fiscal year totaling $1.035 million. The Town had no bonds authorized but unissued at June 30, 2016. For more information, please call 860-665-8520. ( Finance - Newington )

The Town will pay out $1,676,931 of which $1.445 million is for principal and $231,931 for interest in 2014 to 2015.  The Town will pay out $1,227,831 of which $1.04 million is for principal and $187,831 for interest in 2015 to 2016. The Town will pay out $1,191,631 of which $1.035 million is for principal and $156,631 for interest in 2016-17. The Town will pay out $1,150,581 of which $1.025 million is for principal and $125,581 for interest in 2017-18. For more information, please call 860-665-8520. ( Finance - Newington )

The Town’s collection rate averages about 98.6% each year. For more information, please call 860-665-8520. ( Finance - Newington )

In 2014 to 2015, the Town will pay $3.217 million for these services.  In 2015 to 2016, the Town will pay $3.404 million for these services. In 2016-17, the Town will pay $3.659 million for these services. In 2017-18, the Town will pay $3.915 million for these services. For more information, please call 860-665-8520. ( Finance - Newington )

In 2016-17, the Town is expected to receive about $20.0 million or approximately 17.3% of its operating budget from the State of Connecticut. Of this amount $2.6 million is for payment in lieu of taxes for exempt facilities in the Town. The largest grant is from the Educational Cost Sharing (ECS) grant which totals $13.2 million. For more information, please call 860-665-8520. ( Finance - Newington )

The Education budget is $63.3 million and comprises 61% of the Town budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year. The Education budget is $66.1 million and comprises 62% of the Town budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year. The Education budget is $68 million and comprises 62% of the Town budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year. The Education budget is $69.8 million and comprises 62% of the Town budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year. The Education budget is $70.2 million and comprises 61% of the Town budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year. The Education budget is $70.4 million and comprises 61% of the Town budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year. For more information, please call 860-665-8520. ( Finance - Newington )

The Town audits for the periods ending June 30th, 2016 & several previous years are available online . Each year, the Town audit report for the period ending June 30th will be available after December 31st. For more information, please call 860-665-8520. ( Finance - Newington )

We are always accepting applications! Residents over the age of 18 should complete the Firefighter Application. Residents between 16 and 18 years old should complete our Cadet Application! ( Fire Department - Newington )

Blasting permits are issued by the Fire Marshal and have to be renewed every 30 days. Please call the office with any comments of blasting concerns. For more information, please call 860-667-5910. ( Fire Marshal's Office - Newington )

Blasting complaints can be filed by calling 860-667-5910. ( Fire Marshal's Office - Newington )

Open burning of brush on residential properties is prohibited by Town Ordinance Section 7 to 2. For more information, please call 860-667-5910. ( Fire Marshal's Office - Newington )

Underground fuel storage tank removals do not require a permit. As a courtesy, an inspector will witness the removal and document the tank and soil conditions. Reports of many removals are on file in our office and are available for public viewing. For more information, please call 860-667-5910. ( Fire Marshal's Office - Newington )

Residents may obtain landfill permits at the Town Highway Garage (281 Milk Lane) 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday or at the Town Hall in the Town Clerk’s office 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday- Friday. License and registration of residents’ vehicle are required to obtain a sticker. Permit Application Form ( Highway Department - Newington )

Bulk collection is done every Thursday and residents are asked to contact Trash Away (860)-229-1164 to schedule a pick up.  Each residence is allowed two non-metal items per week and must contact the department prior to 3:30 on Tuesday to schedule a pick up.  The town is allowed a maximum of 165 stops per week therefore scheduling is done on a first come first serve basis. ( Highway Department - Newington )

Scrap metal collection is done every Tuesday and residents are asked to contact Trash Away (860)-229-1164 to schedule a pick up. The deadline for scheduling a scrap metal pick up is 3:00 on Monday.  The fee for the first item is $11.00 and $5.00 for each additional item.  Residents may also bring the scrap metal to the Town Landfill during operating hours.  ( Highway Department - Newington )

Residents may obtain a second trash container by contacting Trash Away (860)-229-1164. The annual non-prorated fee is $90.00. ( Highway Department - Newington )

Residents may obtain an additional recycling container by contacting Trash Away at (860)-229-1164.  Currently there is no charge for the additional container. ( Highway Department - Newington )

Not so common household items ( Highway Department - Newington )

Fluorescent and CFL bulbs may be recycled as part of the Town's Ewaste program at the Town's Landfill during operating hours.  Incandescent bulbs are not recyclable and my be disposed of in your green trash container.  ( Highway Department - Newington )

Excess or old paint may be recycled as part of the CT DEEP's Paint recycling program ( Highway Department - Newington )

We offer a variety of programs and services including: Community Education and Awareness, Early Childhood Development, Information and Referral, Financial and Energy Assistance, Social Work and Counseling for all ages, In-School, After-School, and Summer Programs for Youth, challenge course and outdoor education center, Juvenile Review Board, Emergency Shelter and Crisis Response. For more information, please call 860-665-8590. ( Human Services - Newington )

Yes, we can help. Our social workers are very knowledgeable of federal, state and local assistance resources and will assess your situation confidentially and connect you with appropriate services. We also offer a food bank, clothing closet and emergency assistance including energy and other basic needs. For more information, please call 860-665-8590. ( Human Services - Newington )

- Tuesdays 12 noon until 3 p.m. and Thursdays 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. - 2nd and 4th Monday of each month 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. For more information, please call 860-665-8590. ( Human Services - Newington )

There are a wide variety of federal, state and local assistance programs and services with different and sometimes confusing eligibility guidelines. Our social workers can assist with assessing your eligibility, connecting you and your family with appropriate resources and helping you with filling out applications such as social security disability etc. For more information, please call 860-665-8590. ( Human Services - Newington )

Affordable housing is very limited. The Department has a list of apartments and senior housing. A social worker can assist you in looking at your options based on your financial circumstance. For more information, please call 860-665-8590. ( Human Services - Newington )

The Housing Education Resource Center specializes in landlord tenant issues. Their counseling hotline is available Tuesday and Fridays at 860-296-4372. Feel free to consult with our staff by calling 860-665-8590 regarding your individual situation. . ( Human Services - Newington )

If you are concerned about your elderly parent(s), or any friend, neighbor, family member it may be helpful to consult with a physician, nurse or social worker. Please contact us  860-665-8660 and we can discuss the situation with you. It may be appropriate to consult with Protective Services for the Elderly- they can be reached for referral at 1-888-385-4225. For more information, please call 860-665-8590. ( Human Services - Newington )

Human Services offers confidential counseling services to children, adults, seniors and families. Our clinical staff are masters level and licensed professionals including Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers and Professional Counselors. Services are available on a sliding scale fee by appointment Monday through Friday, days and evenings. For more information, please call 860-665-8597. ( Human Services - Newington )

We accept food, clothing and financial donations. These contributions support the Newington Food Bank, Holiday Food, Toy and Gift Program, Clothing Closet, Youth Services and our Special Needs Fund, which assists eligible low-income households with emergency shelter, energy, medical, medication assistance and other basic needs. We are very appreciative of the generous contributions made by civic, school, business, religious organizations and town residents. For more information, please call 860-665-8590. ( Human Services - Newington )

We offer numerous volunteer and community service opportunities within the Department including Food Bank, Holiday Food, Toy and Gift Program, Clothing Closet, Youth Leadership, Youth Mentors and Office Assistance. Volunteers also help plan community awareness and education programs. We accept a limited number of field placement students from surrounding colleges and universities. For more information, please call 860-665-8597 ( Human Services - Newington )

We offer a variety of programs and activities to middle school and high school age youth. - The Adventure Learning Program (ALPS) is part of the 5th grade Health and Wellness curriculum teaching skills in problem-solving, decision making, teamwork and communication. - S.C.O.R.E. (Student Challenge of Recreation/Education) is an after-school program offering social, recreational, cultural and adventure based activities for middle school age youth. Program brochures are distributed and available on our website during September and January. - The Summer Youth Adventure Program offers a full schedule of daily programs for youth entering 5th through 9th grade. - We utilize High School youths for mentoring during our Summer Youth Adventures and SCORE programs. - The Youth Leadership Council is composed of middle and high school age youth who actively plan awareness activities toward bullying, substance abuse and violence prevention and provide ongoing input to the department regarding youth programs and issues. For more information, please call 860-665-8594. ( Human Services - Newington )

Newington Challenge Course combines low and high ropes elements enable participants to grow at team and individual levels, exploring risk, leadership, communication, problem-solving, and coaching. Low ropes activities focus on collaboration. These challenges call upon every member of the team to participate, while presenting numerous opportunities for self-discovery and team growth. High ropes elements emphasize risk-taking, trust, and coaching. These challenges allow participants to expand their comfort zones—sometimes dramatically—and recognize fears that may block personal achievement. Each moment is rich with discoveries, whether a person is climbing, supporting "on belay," or finding an effective way to encourage a teammate. The Outdoor Education Center provides opportunities to explore and remain active outdoors during all seasons. We offer canoeing, kayaking, hiking, snowshoeing and top-rope rock climbing experiences. Our wood heated "Yurt" enables us to facilitate day-long or overnight adventures through all seasons! All of our outdoor activities use the "Challenge by Choice" philosophy. The challenge-by-choice approach enables each participant to experience their own success in the context of their own aspirations. All of our challenge course and outdoor activities are facilitated by certified trained instructors. For more information, please call 860-665-8594. ( Human Services - Newington )

The library’s email Reference Service enables you to ask questions online and receive answers by email. For more information, please contact Reference Service . ( Library - Ask a Question by Email - Newington )

We answer brief factual questions. We may also direct you to other sources, such as web pages, library online resources or print material, where you will find information about your topic. For more information, please contact Reference Service . ( Library - Ask a Question by Email - Newington )

Upon receipt of your question, you will receive e-mail verifying that your question has been received. You may expect an answer within 24 hours (Monday to Friday, holidays excepted.) If you need an answer by a certain date, please be sure to specify this in your request. For more information, please contact Reference Service . ( Library - Ask a Question by Email - Newington )

The librarians of the reference department receive and answer your questions. For more information, please contact Reference Service . ( Library - Ask a Question by Email - Newington )

Freegal is a downloadable music service, like iTunes, available from your library. All you need is your library card number. With access to the Sony Music Entertainment catalog, it offers hundreds of thousands of songs and more than 100 genres of music. No special software is needed to use the service, and there are no digital rights management restrictions. ( Library - Freegal - Newington )

First, be sure you have entered the correct Newington Library card number. If you are still unable to log in, please check your account to be sure your card is up-to-date, has less than $10 in fines, and you don't have outstanding materials. ( Library - Freegal - Newington )

New music is added daily but it's safe to say that there are thousands of artists, tens of thousands of albums, and millions of songs. The Freegal Music website has hundreds of genres of music and is rich in many of them. The content is based upon agreements with over 20,000 music labels, including the labels of Sony Music Entertainment. You can read more about Sony and its artists on the Sony Music website. ( Library - Freegal - Newington )

Up to 3 songs per week may be downloaded. ( Library - Freegal - Newington )

At the top of the Freegal site is your download counter. If it says 1/3, for instance, you have 3 downloads for the week and you have used up 1. ( Library - Freegal - Newington )

When you've selected a song, click on the "Download Now" link next to your chosen song. At the prompt, select "Save" and choose where you want to save the song. If you're not presented with a prompt, try right-clicking the link and choosing the option to save the link (e.g. Save Target As, Save Link As, Download Linked File, etc.). This will let you choose where to save your song. If you do not or cannot choose the location, your song could be saved anywhere, depending on how you have your web browser and computer files set up. If you're not sure, find out before you download to save time and frustration. Music is downloaded in an MP3 format and, once downloaded, can be played, transferred or burned to a CD. (Important Note: Any time you click on the "Download Now" link, even if you decide to cancel it, the download will count towards your weekly allotment.) ( Library - Freegal - Newington )

The songs that you try to download from a mobile device will need to be downloaded again on a computer to be added to a playlist. Since all of Apple's iOS based devices (iPods, iPhones, and iPads) are not normal storage devices, the Freegal songs cannot be stored on mobile devices. To save data requires a different type of access to the Freegal system. When you access the site from a mobile device and hit the Download Now button, the song will be streamed and it will probably play once. However, the rules Apple has in place will not allow it to be stored on an iPad or phone. MP3 files need to be loaded into iTunes on a computer and synced with the mobile device. Please note: Library computers do not have iTunes installed. ( Library - Freegal - Newington )

Yes. The easiest thing to do is to download the files to your desktop or your music folder. Import the song into iTunes by either dragging the song into the window or importing it from the menu. Presto, the song is now added into your library. Next time you synch up, you will see that song in your music library. ( Library - Freegal - Newington )

Songs are available on an individual basis only. You can choose, over time, to download all the songs on an album. Listening to song samples can help you decide whether you want all the songs on an album. ( Library - Freegal - Newington )

The song sample is to the left of the song title. The sample allows you to preview a song, so you can decide whether you want to download a new song. To listen to the sample, click on the arrow to the left of the track. ( Library - Freegal - Newington )

The Freegal site is set up to browse or to search. You can use the bar across the top to browse by genre or by suggestions. You can use the grid at the bottom right to browse by artist in alphabetical order. You can search by artist, song, album or keyword. Expanded search options are under "Advanced Search." ( Library - Freegal - Newington )

You can check out up to 8 titles per month (any mix of movies, music or books). Counter resets on the 1st of the month. For more information, please call 860-665-8700. ( Library - Hoopla Digital - Newington )

On a computer: The number of titles available to borrow appears at the top left of the hoopla home screen. For more information, please call 860-665-8700. ( Library - Hoopla Digital - Newington )

Don't worry about overdue fines. At the end of your checkout period, the item is returned automatically and you won't be able to play it. For more information, please call 860-665-8700. ( Library - Hoopla Digital - Newington )

You are not able to stream Hoopla on library computers, but you can stream Hoopla on your personal laptop or device in the library or in your home. For more information, please call 860-665-8700. ( Library - Hoopla Digital - Newington )

With the Apple or Android apps, you can temporarily download titles to view offline. If you watch on a computer, you'll need an internet connection for the entire performance. For more information, please call 860-665-8700. ( Library - Hoopla Digital - Newington )

From your computer: You will need to have a Windows 7 or higher computer and Google Chromecast; then you can stream the movie to your TV from your computer. From your device: Plug a Chromecast device into your TV and cast borrowed video titles from the Hoopla iOS or Android app on your device. For more information, please call 860-665-8700. ( Library - Hoopla Digital - Newington )

The Board of Trustees of the Lucy Robbins Welles Library is committed to protecting your privacy. Information provided as part of the giving process will be used by the Fund Development Committee for the purpose of ensuring that your contribution is appropriately recorded, processed, tracked and properly recognized. Personal information contained in the Lucy Robbins Welles Library database is used only for Library related business. If you have additional questions, contact the Library Director in the Administrative Office 860-665-8724. ( Library - Legacy Society - Newington )

Yes, every gift makes a difference. Gifts of any size, particularly those made to the Legacy Society, play an important role in helping the Lucy Robbins Welles Library meet its needs. If you have additional questions, contact the Library Director in the Administrative Office 860-665-8724. ( Library - Legacy Society - Newington )

Most gifts to the Lucy Robbins Welles Library are tax deductible. If you make any type of gift, we will send you a receipt in the mail; please keep this receipt for your records. Also, bequests and trust gifts offer significant tax benefits. If you have additional questions, contact the Library Director in the Administrative Office 860-665-8724. For more information, please see the Gift Overview . ( Library - Legacy Society - Newington )

Deciding your goals is the best way to determine which planned giving method will benefit you the most. If you have additional questions, contact the Library Director in the Administrative Office 860-665-8724. You can also refer to our Interactive Gift Chart . ( Library - Legacy Society - Newington )

To learn more, please visit What You Can Expect as a Donor page . ( Library - Legacy Society - Newington )

Yes, the Board of Trustees has adopted a Gift Acceptance Policy. Please contact the Library Director in the Administrative Office at 860-665-8729 to have a copy sent to you. View the Gift Acceptance Policy ( Library - Legacy Society - Newington )

Yes the Board of Trustees has a Donor Naming Recognition Policy in which the naming or name recognition of library facilities, rooms, special use areas, and specialized collections are set forth in this policy.  To learn more please visit The Donor Naming Recognition Policy. ( Library - Legacy Society - Newington )

Gifts by check and electronic transfer (including securities) can be initiated and completed through the mail. Simply select the correct giving form for the specific unit or cause, complete it, print it out, and mail to: Lucy Robbins Welles Library Attn: Legacy Society 95 Cedar Street Newington, CT 06111-2645 Please make all checks payable to the Lucy Robbins Welles Library, and be sure to include a completed Gift Giving Form . ( Library - Legacy Society - Newington )

Talk to our Staff. If you have any questions or would like more information about giving to the Lucy Robbins Welles Library, please contact the Library Director . ( Library - Legacy Society - Newington )

You may reserve a pass online with your Adult Library Card from home or you may call the library at 860-665-8700 to reserve a pass. If it is a Print-on-Demand pass, just print and go. You may reserve passes up to 90 days in advance. To reserve a pass online, please visit ( Library - Museum Passes - Newington )

Your physical pass should be available after 1 p.m. on the day before your reservation. Because we cannot control when the pass is actually returned, we advise you to please call 860-665-8700 to determine if your pass is available. Your pass must be checked out from the library with the same library card that was used to make the reservation. Reservations must be made with an Adult Library Card. To make a reservation online, please visit Online Reservation . ( Library - Museum Passes - Newington )

You may reserve 4 passes per month but you may not exceed 1 reservation per month for the same museum. During the summer and other high use periods passes will be limited to one per week up to 4 per month. If you fail to pick up passes twice in a 90 day period you will be blocked from reserving passes for 90 days. There is a $5 per day fine if the physical pass is not returned on time and the replacement fee for a lost physical pass is the cost of the pass. Print-on-Demand passes do not need to be returned, are only good for the day of the reservation and expire at he end of that day. For more information, please call 860-665-8700. ( Library - Museum Passes - Newington )

The physical pass is checked out until noon the day after your visit to the museum. We request that you return by noon the day after your visit to the museum so it will be available for other patrons. Passes should be returned to the circulation desk. The book drop may be used when the library is closed. Print-on-Demand passes do not need to be returned. For more information, please call 860-665-8700.  ( Library - Museum Passes - Newington )

Passes allow a set number of people to attend the attraction or museum for a reduced rate or free admission. Patrons must abide by the conditions that each location sets forth. For more information, please call 860-665-8700. ( Library - Museum Passes - Newington )

Yes, if you wish to visit a museum on a day that the Library is closed, please contact the Library to arrange to pick up the physical pass on the day prior to the Library's closed day(s). Print-on-Demand passes may be printed an any time. For more information, please call 860-665-8700. ( Library - Museum Passes - Newington )

If you reserve a physical pass and change your plans, you may cancel your own reservation or call 860-665-8700 and a staff person would be happy to cancel the reservation for you.  Print-on Demand pass reservations will need to be changed or modified by a staff person. Print-on-Demand passes are invalid after the day of the reservation.   To cancel your reservation for a physical pass:  1. Go to the Museum Online page 2. Click on Log In and login with your library card number and your PIN ( Your pin is the same number you use to access your library card account online). 3. A list of your reservations will appear. Click on the Cancel button and then click Yes to confirm your cancellation. 4. Your reservation will be removed from your List of Reservations. Log out of your account and then you are all set. ( Library - Museum Passes - Newington )

No. Sorry, continuing education courses on UniversalClass™ will not transfer as college credit. You'll need to enroll into an accredited college or university and pay normal tuition in order to have college transfer credit, and even so, it is ultimately up to the receiving institution's college admissions and/or advisor on whether or not any course anywhere will transfer as college credit. Universal Class, Inc. is an approved International Association for Continuing Education And Training (IACET) Authorized Provider. IACET is the premier standards-setting organization for continuing education and training. IACET Authorized Providers are an elite group of educators dedicated to quality in continuing education and training. Consumers trust the IACET continuing education unit (CEU) because they know that the Authorized Providers’ processes must follow the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/IACET 1-2007 Standard for Continuing Education and Training and have been thoroughly assessed by a third party. ( Library - Universal Class - Newington )

No. Our courses are for your continuing education, professional development, and personal enrichment. They will not provide or act as a license or degree. We do not offer programs of study, degrees, or diplomas. They will not provide job placements. ( Library - Universal Class - Newington )

Sorry, we do not keep track of what courses are approved where, as our courses serve a world-wide population. If you need to fulfill specific requirements from an institution or governing body, please contact them directly about whether or not a UniversalClass™ course will fulfill any part of your coursework requirements. Universal Class, Inc. is an approved IACET Authorized Provider. IACET is the premier standards-setting organization for continuing education and training. IACET Authorized Providers must follow the ANSI/IACET 1-2007 Standard for Continuing Education and Training. Check to see if your organization accepts IACET CEUs. ( Library - Universal Class - Newington )

CEU stands for Continuing Education Unit. A CEU is not the same as college credit. CEUs are the industry measurement of non-credit education. One CEU equals 10 contact hours. Universal Class, Inc. is an approved IACET Authorized Provider. We offer IACET CEUs for our online courses. ( Library - Universal Class - Newington )

Yes! Universal Class, Inc. is an approved IACET Authorized Provider. IACET is the premier standards-setting organization for continuing education and training. IACET Authorized Providers are an elite group of educators dedicated to quality in continuing education and training. Consumers trust the IACET CEU because they know that the Authorized Providers’ processes must follow the ANSI/IACET 1-2007 Standard for Continuing Education and Training and have been thoroughly assessed by a third party. In order to achieve Authorized Provider status, Universal Class, Inc. completed a rigorous application process, including a review by an IACET site visitor, and successfully demonstrated adherence to the ANSI/IACET 1-2007 Standard addressing the design, development, administration, and evaluation of its programs. ( Library - Universal Class - Newington )

Yes. Our courses are both self-paced and instructor-led. An instructor is available to answer questions as well as monitor and assess your performance in the course. ( Library - Universal Class - Newington )

All courses vary in scope, length, and work required. Most courses can be completed in 10 to 20 hours, and with a little diligence, most can be completed within 30 days. These courses are usually documented with 1 CEU (10 contact hours) upon successful completion. More advanced courses that will require more time will offer more CEUs, and the difficulty level is so noted on the course enrollment screen. However, everyone is different. Some people just take longer than others to master concepts covered. That's why we give you 6 months to complete any course on our service. ( Library - Universal Class - Newington )

You have 6 months to complete any course on our service. ( Library - Universal Class - Newington )

If you need more than the 6 months you've been granted to complete a course, you may renew your enrollment and continue the course from where you left off. ( Library - Universal Class - Newington )

Most courses on Universal Class™ are thoroughly written enough so you will not need to buy any required textbooks - although we will recommend additional reading materials to purchase - these materials are optional and you are not required to buy them to complete the course. However, some courses do require textbooks (for example, many of the algebra and geometry courses require textbooks) - refer to the class syllabus for any required textbooks or use the Request More Information form to determine whether or not there are any required materials that need to be purchased before enrolling. ( Library - Universal Class - Newington )

Of course. Please visit our UniversalClass™ Demonstration Course for a tutorial on how our online courses are setup. ( Library - Universal Class - Newington )

Universal Class works with most recent versions of major web browsers, including: - Chrome - FireFox - Internet Explorer - Safari ( Library - Universal Class - Newington )

The phrase instructor-led means that a real, living person (and not a computer), is putting up all classroom content. It also implies that while instructor content is not computer generated, you don't necessarily need to meet real-time with the instructor. UniversalClass™ online courses are uniquely set up so that all types of communication and information exchanges can take place at your convenience. An instructor will monitor your work, review and assess your submissions, and be available to answer any questions or concerns throughout the course. ( Library - Universal Class - Newington )

The class starts for you when you enroll. You can enroll anytime - day or night. Courses are self-paced and everyone works according to his/her own timetable. The online classroom will be open and accessible, once you're enrolled, 24 hours a day - every day of the week for up to 6 months. The class ends when you complete all the coursework and the instructor graduates you from the course, or when your subscription expires (after 6 months). ( Library - Universal Class - Newington )

You can access all the courses you are taking at UniversalClass™ under My Classes. Click on the My Classes tab located at the top-right navigational bar anywhere on our service, and simply login with your Member ID and Password. Once you are in the My Classes area, you can enter the virtual classroom by clicking on the course title which will bring you to the Class Start Page. From here, a Student Course Wizard™ will guide you on what lessons you need to review, assignments to submit, and exams to take, in order to successfully complete the course. We recommend that you enroll in our free demonstration course for students: How to Take an Online Class at UniversalClass™. ( Library - Universal Class - Newington )

Yes, you can contact the course instructor at anytime by logging into the virtual classroom and using class email (under the communications tab). ( Library - Universal Class - Newington )

The assignments forms provided in the classroom will provide 3 different ways to submit an assignment: - Type in provided text box - Copy/paste - Upload your assignment file ( Library - Universal Class - Newington )

Yes. All coursework, exams, assignments, attendance, and class participation is recorded and assessed by your instructor. Based on the grading guidelines your instructor uses, all of your coursework grades and final assessment are displayed in the report card area. ( Library - Universal Class - Newington )

The instructor of the course you're taking will determine when test score data is made available. Essay questions are the exception, as these questions cannot be automatically graded, instructors must grade these individually. This will take more time, and a student cannot receive a grade for these automatically. ( Library - Universal Class - Newington )

To discontinue receiving classroom information, highlight no to disable email notification listed in Email Alerts! on your classroom navigational bar. ( Library - Universal Class - Newington )

Your CEU documentation will be made available immediately at course completion. You can download, view, print, and share your CEU documentation once purchased. Your CEU and course accomplishment information will be saved for up to 5 years from the date of course completion. ( Library - Universal Class - Newington )

Your course completions are available under the my transcripts area as well as available under the my awards area. We maintain student training records for up to 5 years from the date of completion. These records are readily available to review, print, or share with others at course conclusion. ( Library - Universal Class - Newington )

Self-paced means you go at your own pace. When you take a self-paced, online course then you complete the lessons, assignments, exams, and other class activities when you have time and on your own time. You still need to complete the course within 6 months, however, when you decide to complete the course objectives within those 6 months is entirely up to you. ( Library - Universal Class - Newington )

Wowbrary is a new service that sends you free, weekly emails and RSS Feeds featuring the Newington Library's most recent acquisitions. You can be among the first to know about all of the wonderful new books, DVDs, and CDs that the Library acquires each week. Wowbrary sends you an email every Saturday about the Newington Library's newest books, movies and music and makes it easy for you to browse through the latest additions and place a hold on a new title. For more information, please call 860-665-8700. ( Library - Wowbrary - Newington )

The middle section of the Wowbrary email shows the top 20 items that have been added that week. This list include bestsellers, DVDs that have been recently released, CDs, and children's books. Each item includes a picture of the cover and a description. There is a box next to the title for more information or to put a hold on the book. In the left column, you can click on your favorite categories such as DVDs, Computer and Internet, Health, Mind and Body, Mysteries and Thrillers, Children's Books, or Teen. For more information, please call 860-665-8700. ( Library - Wowbrary - Newington )

You will enter your email address twice and then receive an email which will require confirmation via a web link. You will then be registered for Wowbrary emails! To register, go to Wowbrary Sign Up . ( Library - Wowbrary - Newington )

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Convenient ways to register: Fax-in: Complete and sign the registration form. Do not include credit card information. PLEASE call to confirm that your fax came through and provide credit card information (if applicable) at 860-665-8666. Fax to 860-665-8739.  Mail-in: Complete and sign the registration form. Include VISA, MasterCard or Discover credit card information or make checks payable to “Newington Parks & Recreation.” Mail to Newington Parks & Recreation, 131 Cedar Street, Newington, CT 06111.  Walk-in: Register in our office, which is located in the Mortensen Community Center at Town Hall, 131 Cedar Street, Newington, CT.  Walk-in office hours are: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. *Drop slot may be available after hours. ( Parks & Recreation - Newington )

Program information and cancellations due to inclement weather are available on our program hotline number (860-665-8686). When there are program cancellations due to inclement weather during the week, the hotline is generally updated by 9 a.m. for morning programs, 12 p.m. for afternoon programs and 4:30 p.m. for evening programs. Weekend updated times during inclement weather may vary due to program schedules. During the summer, aquatic program cancellations will be posted on the Pool Activity Line at 860-665-8766. ( Parks & Recreation - Newington )

Spring Program Guide – distributed to Newington residents in the March issue of Newington Life Summer Program Guide – distributed to Newington residents in the May issue of Newington Life Fall Program Guide – distributed to Newington residents in the September issue of Newington Life Winter Program Guide – distributed to Newington residents in the November issue of Newington Life You can also stop by the Newington Parks and Recreation and pick up additional program guides. Program Guides Published page. ( Parks & Recreation - Newington )

If you have an idea for a program, put together a proposal and email to a Recreation Supervisor. Alternatively, you can drop off the proposal for a Recreation Supervisor's review. ( Parks & Recreation - Newington )

Contact the Parks & Recreation office at 860-665-8666. Rental Facilities ( Parks & Recreation - Newington )

Trees on town roads, parks, and town buildings are the responsibility of the Tree Warden in the Parks and Recreation Department’s Parks and Grounds Division. ( Parks & Recreation - Newington )

Contact the Tree Warden at the Parks & Grounds Department at 860-667-5830. ( Parks & Recreation - Newington )

The Park Department mowing schedule is flexible depending on a variety of factors and ranges from 6 days to monthly, depending on site. Grass and brush on roadsides are mowed by Parks and Grounds staff. To contact the Parks and Grounds Division, please call 860-667-5830. ( Parks & Recreation - Newington )

Call the Parks & Grounds Department for West Meadow Cemetery at (860) 667-5830. Parks Department staff. ( Parks & Recreation - Newington )

The Parks and Grounds staff has approximately 30 fields to prepare in the spring and fall, generally proceeding from the largest sizes to the smallest. Certain fields may be completed out of order due to scheduling demands. Contact the Parks & Grounds Department at (860) 667-5830. ( Parks & Recreation - Newington )

Certified lifeguards and concession stand attendants can be 15 years old; most other positions applicants must be 16 years old. ( Parks & Recreation - Newington )

Applications are accepted year-round, unless an application deadline is set. For summer positions, we usually set an application deadline in March. Due to the number of applications we receive, we highly recommend applying early. However, depending on current staffing needs, we may still have positions available until our summer programs begin. Town of Newington Employment Application (PDF) ( Parks & Recreation - Newington )

You are permitted to place flowers at the grave-sites. April 1st through November 1st is the "live" flower season. Removal of all artificial flowers must occur by April 1st. No artificial flowers are permitted from April 1st through November 1st. Those left after the appropriate date will be discarded. Also, please keep all flowers within the confines of your lot, and please do not bring vines or creeping flowers/plants. Flowers in lawn areas must be in boxes. ( Parks and Grounds - West Meadow Cemetery - Newington )

Permanent plantings cannot be installed in the beds or in the grass. (Those here now will be removed at the discretion of the cemetery staff when failing or growing out of lot) None are saved. Shepard’s hooks and metal hangers are not permitted from November 1st through April 1st. Please limit to 1 per grave-site. (Fencing and bed-edging material are not permitted. This includes wind chimes, decorative banners, etc...) ( Parks and Grounds - West Meadow Cemetery - Newington )

The displaying of flags is limited to one week before and the week after Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Flags placed at all other times will be removed. ( Parks and Grounds - West Meadow Cemetery - Newington )

We require that you not bring bric-a-brac, glass items, statuary, and other small items. ( Parks and Grounds - West Meadow Cemetery - Newington )

UPDATED POLICE REPORTS REQUEST PROCEDURE:  Due to COVID-19 concerns, anyone that requires reports from the NPD Records Department may request the reports using our record request form  and provide the required information in the form.  There will be no in-person requests for reports.  Call 860-665-7331 with any questions. ( Police Department - Newington )

The Police Department is using an outside vendor for Pistol Permit Applications. View more here. ( Police Department - Newington )

The new dog must be six months old to get registered and licensed and that is done by applying to The Town Clerk of Newington. The dog owner must have proof of an up to date Rabies Vaccination from a Licensed Veterinary Clinic when applying for the license. If the dog has been altered, please show proof of that also and the license fee will be reduced. Dog licenses are good for one year only and must be renewed every year by June 30th! ( Police Department - Newington )

The Record Division can conduct a local record check by visiting our department during usual business hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you wish to receive a State record check we have the State forms or you can visit the Department of Public Safety’s (State Police) website and follow their instructions. Department of Public Safety’s Website ( Police Department - Newington )

The Police Department can fingerprint Town residents, as well as people who work in Town. This service is available by appointment only on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for a $25 fee (cash or check). To make an appointment, call the Records Department at (860) 665-7331 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  You will be required to wear a mask and will be asked a series of health related questions, along with a temperature check prior to being fingerprinted. There are various applications that require fingerprinting so please call 860-665-7331 to inquire about specific applications. ( Police Department - Newington )

Please keep in mind that an officer does not know you or your background. Unfortunately officers are injured, sometimes fatally while making routine traffic stops. Any unnecessary movements increase stress for the officer. Taking the following steps can help to make a traffic stop less stressful for both you and the police officer. View the Traffic Stop page. ( Police Department - Newington )

A SRO is a police officer that is assigned to a school or schools. The SRO's primary duties are to establish communications between the students and the police. In doing this the SRO will create a level of trust and respect. The SRO encourages students in their role of taking responsibility for their decisions and actions. As a police officer the SRO investigate crimes occurring on campus, interviews suspects and witnesses, makes referrals when needed and arrests when necessary. The SRO also mediates issues between students, supplies student counseling and referrals when needed, works towards eliminating bulling, conducts presentations within the school’s curriculum, works to prevent conflicts between students, and other tasks as necessary. This program is based on a cooperative effort of the Board of Education and the Police Department to work towards a safe environment for our children to learn and grow. ( Police Department - Newington )

Vendor permits can be obtained from the Records Department Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There is a $100 fee for the permit. ( Police Department - Newington )

Tag sale permits can be obtained from the Records Department Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  There is no fee for this permit.   Tag sale forms are also available online. ( Police Department - Newington )

To have a Block Party, you must have permission from the local traffic authority, along with the Fire Chief. The road must be passable for emergency vehicles, should the need arise. Please contact Officer DeSimone at 860.594.6232, who will coordinate with the local traffic authority and Fire Chief. ( Police Department - Newington )

Job applications can be completed on PoliceApp.com. All prerequisites are listed on this site for Newington Police. There is a fee for this process. All information is located on this site. Police Applications ( Police Department - Newington )

To apply for a Police Officer's position, please go to PoliceApp.com to obtain all the information that you need regarding deadlines and necessary tests to complete before applying. ( Police Department - Newington )

Neighborhood Block Watch (NBW) is a partnership between residents and law enforcement to improve safety and prevent crime. Active NBW groups with visible NBW signs can deter crime. For a list of things you can learn in this group please view the Neighborhood Block Watch page. ( Police Department - Neighborhood Watch - Newington )

All residents of Newington can participate in Neighborhood Block Watch, whether you live in an apartment, a condominium, a townhouse, or a single family home. ( Police Department - Neighborhood Watch - Newington )

If you are interested in joining the Neighborhood watch program then read about the steps you need to take on the Neighborhood Block Watch Next Steps page. ( Police Department - Neighborhood Watch - Newington )

To view a list of items discussed in the meeting please visit the Meeting Agenda page. ( Police Department - Neighborhood Watch - Newington )

For a list of Neighborhood Block Watch requirements please visit the Requirements page. ( Police Department - Neighborhood Watch - Newington )

The Block Captain and the Alternate are liaisons between the Neighborhood Block Watch (NBW) group and the police department. They make sure that the map and roster are complete, and that NBW signs are purchased and posted. They also schedule NBW meetings at least once a year, maintain a current membership roster and map, and distribute Crime Alert Bulletins when provided by the police department. Groups may rotate Block Captain and Alternate responsibilities. ( Police Department - Neighborhood Watch - Newington )

Every official NBW group must post at least one NBW sign. The NBW sign acts as a crime deterrent by notifying people who enter the area that the neighborhood is watching and knows how to contact the police. ( Police Department - Neighborhood Watch - Newington )

To learn about how communication is accomplished and a list of resources the police department will provide please view the Communication and Meeting Topics page. ( Police Department - Neighborhood Watch - Newington )

For a list of community issues other Neighborhood Block Watch groups are involved in visit the Community Issues page. ( Police Department - Neighborhood Watch - Newington )

The Neighborhood Block Watch police liaison is Officer Jamie DeSimone. Officer DeSimone can be reached at 860.594.6232 or jdesimone@newingtonct.gov ( Police Department - Neighborhood Watch - Newington )

Recyclables diverted from the waste stream lower the cost the town pays in disposal fees for MSW (household garbage), currently there is no charge to dispose of recyclable material. Recycling not only helps the environment, it also saves money. For more information, please call 860-667-5874. ( Recycling - Single Stream Automated Recycling - Newington )

No, there will be no changes in your current household trash collection, the day and frequency of the collection will remain the same. For more information, please call 860-667-5874. ( Recycling - Single Stream Automated Recycling - Newington )

The blue container will be used for recycling only (no trash). The green container will continue to be used for household trash. For more information, please call 860-667-5874. ( Recycling - Single Stream Automated Recycling - Newington )

For the most current list of recyclable items please visit Recyclect.com ( Recycling - Single Stream Automated Recycling - Newington )

It will not be collected. For more information, please call 860-229-1164. ( Recycling - Single Stream Automated Recycling - Newington )

No. With single stream recycling you will no longer need to bag or bundle paper and cardboard, or separate plastic and glass, simply place all your acceptable recyclables into your container and wheel it to the curb. Please remember to rinse glass and plastic containers prior to placing them in the container. Also, remember that items not placed in the recycling container will not be collected. For more information, please call 860-667-5874. ( Recycling - Single Stream Automated Recycling - Newington )

These items must not be placed in the blue recycling container or the green refuse container. Residents may bring yard debris (permit required) and grass and leaves (proof of residency required) to the Town Landfill located on Main Street (adjacent to Churchill Park). Permits may be obtained at the Highway Department . ( Recycling - Single Stream Automated Recycling - Newington )

No. Please do not place any household waste in the recycling container, only recyclables should be placed in the blue container. If you need an additional refuse or recycling container, please contact Trash Away at 860-229-1164 for details. For those residents with excess recyclables, acceptable items may be brought to the Town Landfill during regular operating hours . ( Recycling - Single Stream Automated Recycling - Newington )

Contact the Sanitation Division of the Highway Department at 860-667-5874. ( Recycling - Single Stream Automated Recycling - Newington )

You can register in person at the Registrar's or  Town Clerk's office in the Newington Town Hall, the Department of Motor Vehicles, Social Service agencies, by mail or online on the Connecticut Secretary of the State website. You can call the Registrar of Voter's Office at 860-665-8516 to have an application mailed to you or on our website you can download the application and mail it to the Town of Newington, Registrar of Voters, 200 Garfield Street, Newington, CT 06111. You can also register on Election Day at the town's designated Election Day Registration location in the town hall. Connecticut Secretary of the State Website ( Registrars of Voters - Newington )

Visit the check my registration page on the Secretary of State website . It will ask you for your town, name and date of birth, click search and it will tell you if you are registered and where. Check My Registration ( Registrars of Voters - Newington )

Visit the Polling Places page and view the Voter Polling Location Map or Street Listings by District. Once you locate your district view the Polling Locations file on the Polling Places page and this will give you the name of the school and street your district is located. Polling Places page ( Registrars of Voters - Newington )

Newington Town Clerk's Office handles absentee balloting. For more information view the Town Clerk Absentee Ballot page Absentee Ballot page. ( Registrars of Voters - Newington )

Thanks to Connecticut's new Election Day Registration law, you can register and vote in person on Election Day in the Newington Town Hall Election Day Registration location. To register in person, you will need to supply proof of identity and residence. For more information, read Election Day Registration page . What is Election Day Registration? ( Registrars of Voters - Newington )

You may register and vote in person on Election Day if you meet the eligibility requirements for voting in this state and you are not already registered, or you are registered in one town and want to change your registration because you currently reside in Newington. By law, a person is eligible to register and vote if he or she: - (1) A U.S. citizen - (2) Age 18 or older - (3) A bona fide resident of the town in which he or she applies for admission - (4) Have completed confinement and parole if previously convicted of a disfranchising felony Election Day Registration is not available at your polling place. Contact your local Registrar of Voters office for information about your town's designated Election Day Registration location, hour of operations, ID requirements and acceptable forms of identification. You will need to provide proof of identity and residency. ( Registrars of Voters - Newington )

If you move into Newington from another town in Connecticut or from another state, you must re-register. Voter registration does not carry over between towns or states. To view your options please visit our Registrar of Voter page Re-Register page. ( Registrars of Voters - Newington )

No. A photo ID does not need to have your address on it e.g. college student ID, employee ID or U.S. passport. There are two types of ID requirements in First Time voters who: registered by mail after January 1, 2003, and are voting for the first time in a primary/election with federal candidates and have an "asterisk" next to their name on the official registry list must present a copy of a current and valid photo identification that shows your name and address, or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or government document that shows your name and address or cast a Provisional ballot. All other voters, this includes most voters, must present your social security card or any pre-printed form of identification that shows your, name and address or name and signature or name and photograph or a sign statement under penalty of false statement on Form ED-681 entitled "Signatures of Electors Who Did Not Present ID," provided by the Secretary of State (which is provided at the polling place) that the elector whose name appears on the official check list is the same person who is signing the form. ( Registrars of Voters - Newington )

Yes. You may continue to use your current driver's license at the polling place when you vote. When you check-in to vote, in lieu of the driver's license, you may also show a credit card with your name and signature, an ID with your name and photograph, or any current document with your name and address such as a checkbook or a current utility bill. ( Registrars of Voters - Newington )

To be removed from the voter list you must submit the following form.  Please print out form and sign.  Mail or hand deliver to  Registrar's Office Newington Town Hall  200 Garfield Street Newington, CT 06111 Forms without a signature can not be processed. Voter Name Removal Form. ( Registrars of Voters - Newington )

Only people who are registered voters and enrolled in the party holding the primary are eligible to vote in the primary. You can elect to complete a voter registration card to enroll or change your party, however, if you are not already a member of a party, your enrollment will take effect as soon as your form is approved. If you are switching parties, your enrollment takes effect 90 days after your from is approved; during this waiting period, you are not a member of any party. ( Registrars of Voters - Newington )

Your name was chosen at random from lists obtained from the Department of Motor Vehicles, Department of Revenue Services, Department of Labor and the Registrar of Voters for the state's 169 towns. Names are randomly chosen every year. Every year your name has an equal chance of being selected and you could receive a jury summons every year. Only persons aged 70 or older who choose not to serve and disable individuals who have provided a letter from a licensed physician indicating that they are permanently unable to serve jury duty may be permanently disqualified. There are no other permanent records of disqualification or hardship excuses granted, so you must ask to be disqualified each time you receive a summons. ( Registrars of Voters - Newington )

In order to work at the polls during an election or primary you must be a registered voter. The job requires you to work from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m., sometimes later and you are compensated. Amount of compensation depends on position. You can call our office at 860-665-8515 to inquire of any open positions. ( Registrars of Voters - Newington )

For a list of when your taxes are due and the time frame it covers please visit the tax collector website Payment Information page. ( Revenue Collector - Newington )

View our payment options on the T ax Collectors Payment  Information page Payment Information page. ( Revenue Collector - Newington )

Please notify the Tax Office 860-665-8540. ( Revenue Collector - Newington )

Immediately forward the bill to your bank/mortgage company so the taxes can be paid on time. Then notify them they must request the tax bills from the Town of Newington each year. ( Revenue Collector - Newington )

We will accept a partial payment, and the interest is still charged from the original due date at the rate of 1.5% per month on the principal amount. Unpaid Motor Vehicle taxes will be reported delinquent to the Motor Vehicle Department the following month after the taxes were due, and registration will not be granted until all taxes are paid. All taxes must be paid in full by certified bank check, money order, or cash to obtain clearance for the Motor Vehicle Department. If a late registration is being renewed, bring the renewal notice into the Tax Office so it can be stamped after full payment is made. Late is late. The State of Connecticut does not allow anyone to waive interest regardless of what the reason is for the late payment. (Section 12 to 146 CT General Statutes) Failure to receive a tax bill shall not invalidate the tax or interest charges. ( Revenue Collector - Newington )

If you transferred the license plate from one vehicle to another, the tax is still due in full on the old car and you will receive a Supplemental Motor Vehicle tax bill in January for the new car. If you no longer own the car and returned the plate to the Department of Motor Vehicles, or have moved out of state, you need to supply a copy of the returned plate receipt, or a copy of the out of state registration for a possible adjustment on your bill. The information may be Faxed to the Assessor at 860-665-8531. Any questions on documentation call the Assessor’s Office at 860-665-8530. ( Revenue Collector - Newington )

The tax bill is still due. Notify the Tax Office at 860-665-8540 about your new address, and it is very important to notify the Department of Motor Vehicles about the change on your license, and update the address for each registration of each car. You will then receive a bill from the new town next year. ( Revenue Collector - Newington )

The tax bill is due for a business that was in town on October 1. There is no prorated bill, and the entire bill is due in full. Any assessment questions should be directed to the Assessor’s Office at 860-665-8530. ( Revenue Collector - Newington )

To avoid long lines, you may make your check out to the Newington Revenue Collector, and mail your payment to the Tax Office at: 200 Garfield Street Newington, CT 06111 You may come in to the Town Hall to the Tax Office on the Main Floor at: 200 Garfield Street Newington, CT 06111 Hours are between 8:30 and 4:30 Monday through Friday. If a receipt is needed, please enclose both copies of your bill along with a self-addressed envelope with a stamp on it. Keep your copy for your IRS records. ( Revenue Collector - Newington )

Yes. You need to contact the Assessor’s Office at 860-665-8530 since there are age and income requirements. ( Revenue Collector - Newington )

Yes. If you have your DD214 it must be filed with the Town Clerk at 860-665-8545. If you are on active duty, you may contact the Assessor’s Office at 860-665-8530. If you are currently in the reserves and are not active, no exemptions are available. ( Revenue Collector - Newington )

Membership is open to adults who are aged 55 and older and to adults with disabilities. Our membership year runs from July 1st to June 30th. ( Senior & Disabled Center - Newington )

Fees: The Senior and Disabled Center is funded by the Town of Newington. Membership fees are used to enhance our programs, activities and facility and are spent at the discretion of the Commission on Aging and Disability. Newington residents: $5 per year Residents of other communities: $10 per year How to Join: Please complete a Membership Application (below). Return the application with your fee. You will be given a key tag that you will use to sign in for all programs and services. This fee will be waived for residents who cannot afford it. Talk to our Social Worker for details. Some services (e.g. social work, transportation) are available to residents only. The membership year runs from July 1 - June 30. Membership Application. ( Senior & Disabled Center - Newington )

The Town Clerk’s Office has the grand list sorted alphabetically by property address. If you know the exact street address, you can locate the volume and page reference in the land records and obtain a copy of the deed to the property. If you are unsure of the location, we suggest you visit the Assessor’s Office and obtain a copy of the field card. This will also have the volume/page reference, which we will guide you in locating when you visit our office located at: 200 Garfield Street  Newington, CT 06111 ( Town Clerk - Newington )

The Town Clerk’s Office maintains a computer index from 1976 forward. There is a public access computer which the staff will assist you in using, or you may search the land record index remotely. Records on this system are filed by name (not property location) - this information is quite easy to locate. Visit our office located at: 200 Garfield Street Newington, CT 06111 ( Town Clerk - Newington )

Dog licenses cost $8 for spayed or neutered and $19 if they are not spayed or neutered. Proof of a current rabies vaccination and proof of spaying or neutering is required at the time of licensing. Regardless of when the license is purchased, it expires on June 30 each year. Once your animal is in our computer system, a reminder is sent out annually. For more license information, please visit the Town Clerk webpage . dog license page. ( Town Clerk - Newington )

The Newington Town Clerk’s office can issue certified copies of birth certificates if: The person was born in Newington. The mother resided in Newington at the time of the birth. Birth records are not open for public inspection in accordance with section 7-51 of the Connecticut General Statutes. You may request a copy of your own birth certificate, your child’s, your spouse and your parents. Grandparents can also request a copy for their grandchildren. Certified copies are available in 2 sizes: The full size is 8.5 inches by 11 inches and is a full copy of the document. The wallet size shows the birth name and date only. Both are acceptable legal documents with the raised seal. ( Town Clerk - Newington )

The Newington Registrar of Voters will accept your voter registration application. If the Registrars are not available, the Town Clerk’s Office is happy to issue and accept this paperwork. For more information, please view the Registrar of Voters webpage voter registration page. ( Town Clerk - Newington )

You apply in Rocky Hill (the town of occurrence). ( Town Clerk - Marriage License - Newington )

The Town of Newington is the only place where you can apply for your license. For an application, view the marriage license page. ( Town Clerk - Marriage License - Newington )

Whatever your legal name is at the time of application is the name you should use. For an application, view the marriage license page. ( Town Clerk - Marriage License - Newington )

No. There are no provisions for the Town Clerk to do this. If the bride decides to change her name once she is married, she must contact the Social Security Administration, Department of Motor Vehicles, banking institutions, etc. where her name would require a legal change. A certified copy of the marriage license is proof that the name change request is legitimate. Following her marriage, if a bride owns property in Newington she can file a Change of Name Certificate on the land records for a $53 fee. For applications and instructions, view the marriage license page. ( Town Clerk - Marriage License - Newington )

Whatever your legal name is at the time of application is the name you should use. For an application, view the marriage license page. ( Town Clerk - Marriage License - Newington )

The Notary Public Manual and the Application For Appointment As Notary Public can be accessed on the notary public services page, or copies are available from the Town Clerk’s Office. Upon completion of the paperwork, the application is forwarded to the Secretary of the State along with a non-refundable $120 fee. Appointments are for a 5-year term. View the notary public services page. ( Town Clerk - Notary Public - Newington )

There are many reasons why someone would seek to be a notary public. You may be a small business owner or work in an office where clients and customers have frequent need of a notary’s services. You may enjoy the official nature of the duties, or it may be a requirement of your job. ( Town Clerk - Notary Public - Newington )

The Town Clerk’s Office performs notarial services during regular office hours. If the notary does not know the signer personally, Connecticut law (Section 3-94a(9)) requires the signer to provide at least 2 forms of identification containing the individual’s signature, at least one of which also contains the photograph of the signer, or a physical description. There is a $5 fee for each signature that is notarized. Social security cards and birth certificates are not to be used as a form of identification. ( Town Clerk - Notary Public - Newington )

View a list of Newington’s current representatives in the U.S. Congress. ( Town Manager - Newington )

View a list of Newington’s current legislators. ( Town Manager - Newington )

You can register to vote at either the Registrars of Voters Office or the Town Clerk’s office in the Town Hall. Voter registration forms are also available through the Department of Motor Vehicles or at the Lucy Robbins Welles Library. The Registrars of Voters may be contacted at 860-665-8516 or 860-665-8517. If they are not available, you may contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 860-665-8545. ( Town Manager - Newington )

To see where you vote, view the Registrars of Voters page. ( Town Manager - Newington )

Newington received its Charter from the State of Connecticut in 1871 and is currently governed under the council-manager form of government with a 9-member Town Council. The Mayor, elected separately, is a member and presiding official of the Council with the power to vote. Recognized as the official head of the Town for ceremonial and military purposes, the Mayor has the authority to appoint the Town Attorney, Director of Health and Clerk of the Council. View a list of current Town Council members. ( Town Manager - Newington )

The fence can be placed at the property line, however, please check with the Zoning Officer regarding height restrictions, front yard setbacks, etc. He can be reached at 860-665-8575 ( Town Planner - Newington )

Please contact the Town Planner to determine whether TPZ Commission approval is required. Call 860-665-8575 ( Town Planner - Newington )

You will need an approved zoning permit.  Please see Keeping of Hens  for rules and recommendations.  ( Town Planner - Newington )
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