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Town of Watertown Declaration of State of Emergency

In response to COVID 19 Effective March 17, 2020 at 2:00 p.m:

Per the Office of the Watertown Town Manager in response to the state of COVID-19 and to insure the safety and welfare of our employees and the visiting public the following limitations on town services are being implemented effective immediately. 

Watertown Town Offices are closed for walk-in business until further notice.  In matters which require immediate attention in person, please call the appropriate department to discuss your need.   An appointment will be made if necessary.  If possible, please avoid using cash to pay for town services or collections.  Arrangements can be made through the appropriate department if it is necessary to pay cash.  Exact change only.

LOCAL INFOLINE-860-945-5250

In light of the Coronavirus outbreak we are setting up a local infoline for residents and business owners who are seeking information related to Watertown-Oakville’s response to this pandemic.

The local infoline will be staffed Monday through Friday 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. 

In addition, please visit our www.watertownct.org frequently and click on the COVID-19 tab to keep informed of the actions being taken by your local officials.

For more detailed information on COVID-19 including signs and symptoms, travel advisories, Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidance, and critical updates visit the State of Connecticut  coronavirus information website at ct.gov/coronavirus.

Before calling the infoline we encourage you to review the aforementioned website for answers to your questions.


Please see link below for the Governor's Emergency Orders.

It is updated as new orders are rendered.

  Link to Governor Lamont's Emergency Orders

State of Connecticut

For the latest information, resources, and guidance related to coronavirus (COVID-19), visit ct.gov/coronavirus or call 2-1-1 or text CTCOVID to 898211.

U.S. Government

For the latest information, resources, and guidance go to https://www.coronavirus.gov/

 


All Police and Fire Personnel, including our dispatchers remain on regular duty and shall immediately respond to all calls for services.  With the exception of the Records Division, the Police Department remains open to the public for assistance

All town offices will be fully staffed during our regular business hours Monday through Friday. 

Building Department-61 Echo Lake Road, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Building Inspections will be made on an as needed emergency basis. 

Inquiries concerning permits, inspections and general information:  860-945-5264

Joel Skilton, Acting Building Official - skilton@watertownct.org

 

Fire Marshal Department- 935 Main St, Closed to Walk-in Traffic

Inquiries concerning permits, inspections and general information:

 860-945-5220 Fax: 860-860-945-5223

Marshal, Kim Calabrese - calabrese@watertownct.org

 

Park and Recreation – 61 Echo Lake Road – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Park and Recreation INFO LINE – 860-945-5272

Park and Recreation/Food Bank:  860-945-5246                    

Lisa Carew, Director - carew@watertownct.org

Carrie Godfrey, Asst. Dir. - godfrey@watertownct.org

Social Services:  860-945-5252                    

Jeanine Vichioli, Clerk - vichioli@watertownct.org

 

Planning and Zoning Department, 61 Echo Lake Road

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Inquiries concerning permits, inspections and general information:

 860-945-5266 Fax: 860-945-2704

Mark Massoud, Administrator of Land Use  - massoud@watertownct.org

Moosa Rafey,  Asst. Planning and Zoning Enforcement Officer -   rafey@watertownct.org

 

Public Works/Engineering – 61 Echo Lake Road

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

860-945-5240  Fax:   860 945-2707

Roy Cavanaugh, Director - cavanaugh@watertownct.org

Paul Bunevich, P.E. - bunevich@watertownct.org

 

Highway Division:  91 Burton Street

Hours of Operation:   6:30 am 2:30  p.m.

860 945-5244    Fax:   860 945-0457

Robert Grandpre, Supt. -  grandpre@watertownct.org

 

 

 

Transfer Station:   11 Old Baird Road – 860-945-5245

Thursday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm   

Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 p.m.

                                        

Senior Center – 311 Falls Avenue – Closed to the Public

Bus Service– Doctors, Pharmacy and Grocery Rides Only

860-945-5250

Catherine Dinsmore - dinsmore@watertownct.org

 

Town Hall Annex, 424 Main Street – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

John Gavallas, Interim Town Manager:  860-945-5255    townmanager@watertownct.org

Sue Zappone, Fin. Director -860-945-5259    zappone@watertownct.org

Payroll/Accounts Rec -  860-945-5271  bishop@watertownct.org

Treasurer - 860-945-5261   mondak@watertownct.org

IT Dept -     860-945-5263  simmons@watertownct.org

 

Notary Services upon appointment at 860-945-5255

 

Town Hall Office, 37 DeForest Street - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Land deeds with conveyance, marriage licenses and death/burial/cremation certificates to funeral directors will be given priority.

Town Clerk - 860-945-5230  daltonl@watertownct.org

Tax Assessor - 860-945-5235   murphy@watertownct.org

Tax Collector -  860-945-5232  taxcollector@watertownct.org

Register to vote at:  https://voterregistration.ct.gov/OLVR/welcome.do

Please note that taxes can be paid online at www.watertownct.org or placed in the drop box to the left of the front door. No cash please in the drop box. Please ring the doorbell to advise staff of tax payments in cash.  Exact change only.

 

Police Department Records Division, 195 French St

www.watertownctpd.org

Records Division Only Closed to the Public

The Records Division is available by phone or the links below

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Reports available by Mail, Email, or Fax.    

Telephone: 860-945-5216   Fax: 860-945-4847

Records Clerks:

jtalarico@watertownctpd.org 

tflaker@watertownctpd.org

Crash Reports - https://www.crashlogic.com/

 

Probate Court - Region 22

The Region 22 Probate District will be closed on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic.  This closing applies only to Tuesday, March 24, 2020.  This webpage will be updated to notify the public about ongoing Court operations beyond Tuesday, March 24. The Southbury Town Hall where Probate Court Region 22 is located is closed to the public except by appointment.

If you have an emergency requiring immediate Court attention, please contact the Southbury First Selectman's office at (203) 262-0647; the Connecticut Office of the Probate Court Administrator at (860) 231-2442; or the Southbury Police Department at (203) 264-5912.

Hearings for the week of March 23 will be continued and parties will receive notice of continuance. Parties are strongly encouraged to utilize the e-filing process for all Court matters.

 

 

Torrington Area Health Department – 1-860-489-0436

www.tahd.org

 

Water and Sewer Department, 747 French Street, Oakville

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For service, bill inquiries, emergencies or assistance call:

Phone: (860) 945-5268, (860) 945-5269

After hours, Weekends, Holidays Call Police Department: (860) 945-5200

Vin Caterino, Superintendent -   caterino@watertownct.org

Billing: cyr@watertownct.org or jones@watertownct.org

Payments are being accepted in the drop box.  Cash payments are being accepted by arrangement only.  Exact change only.


INFORMATION FOR BUSINESSES 

CONNECTICUT INFORMATION FROM DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (DECD)

OFFICIAL FEDERAL GOVERNMENT LINK DIRECTLY TO THE SBA DISASTER RELIEVE LOAN PROGRAM FOR BUSINESSES 

CONNECTICUT SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER COVID19 UPDATE

STATE OF CT DECD BRIDGE LOAN FOR SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAM