Departments & Divisions

  • Animal Shelter Division
    Visit the shelter, adopt an animal and learn about registering your pet.
  • Arts, Culture & Tourism Division
    Information on filming in the city, public artwork, cultural development and events.
  • Assessor’s Office
    Discover real estate and property values, apply for tax exemptions, learn important tax info and see the annual mill rate.
  • Board of Alders
    Meet the leaders of New Haven, find out who your Alder person is, when they meet and how to get involved in your neighborhood.
  • Board of Education
    View a list of schools in New Haven and learn about the Board of Education.
  • Boards & Commissions
    See New Haven's 45 Boards & Commissions, download the application form, find past meeting agendas and minutes.
  • Chief Administrator's Office
    View the city infrastructure and assets inventory, link to public safety departments and learn about the agencies overseen by CAO.
  • City Plan
    Find zoning information, ordinances, plans, projects, maps and regulations for developing in New Haven.
  • City/ Town Clerk
    Meet the city clerk, download specific forms and applications and find out election information.
  • Commission on Equal Opportunities
    Monitor contract compliance by city agencies, contractors and vendors with the City's equal employment/affirmative action policies.
  • Community Services Administration
    Learn city programs and initiatives focusing on the health and well being of its residents.
  • Corporation Counsel
    Contact the chief legal advisor of and the attorney for the City and all City officers and departments.
  • Disability Services
    Resources, information, and ADA employment policies for people with disabilities.
  • Economic Development Administration
    Understand New Haven's growing economy, real estate development, industries and opportunities for doing business here.
  • Elderly Services
    Find a Senior Center and learn about the programs and activities available to those 55 and over.
  • Engineering
    Find city construction and lighting standards, print maps and documents and get a site plan review.
  • Fair Rent Commission
    File or check on the status of a complaint against a landlord for various rent-related issues.
  • Finance
    Information on pensions, payroll, budgets, accounting and all other transactions from the city's controller.
  • Fire
    Take a look into the NHFD! Learn how they work, find a fire station, contact the Fire Marshal for an inspection or apply for a job as a firefighter.
  • Food System Policy Division
    Information on where to access food, register a food business, attend a cooking class or purchase locally grown fresh produce.
  • Health
    Learn about City’s Health Clinic, health programs, request an health inspection, and find latest health initiatives
  • Human Resources
    Find all things pertaining to employment with the city. Search through forms, union contracts, job openings, retirement and medical benefits.
  • Information Technology Division
    Connect with the City's IT staff for all questions regarding technology within the City offices.
  • Livable City Initiative
    Learn about LCI's mission to improve our neighborhoods through thoughtful planning and development, housing code enforcement & property maintenance.
  • Mayor's Office
    Keep up with Mayor Justin Elicker and his team. Discover initiatives, read speeches and press releases from past events and meet your elected officials.
  • New Haven Solid Waste & Recycling Authority
    The New Haven Solid Waste and Recycling Authority is dedicated to achieving the most environmentally sound solid waste management and resource conservation program for the people of New Haven and surrounding communities.
  • Office of Building Inspection & Enforcement
    Apply for all types of construction permits and vending licenses, research historical significance of building throughout New Haven and more!
  • Office of Business Development
    Local companies, business owners, and entrepreneurs can navigate and tap into the many local, regional, state, and federal resources available for business assistance.
  • Office of Emergency Management
    Important phone numbers, addresses, resources and information for emergency situations.
  • Parks & Trees
    Find parks, trails, facilities and programs, rent pavilions, plazas and fields. Discover exciting events happening in parks around you.
  • Police
    Learn about community policing, Police Athletic League (PAL), and other programs and initiatives. Find Wanted Persons.
  • Port Authority
    Pay docking fees, locate terminals, read studies and more.
  • Special Projects
    Prison re-entry services - get help finding a job, apply for a pardon, restore your voting rights and get an Elm City ID card
  • Public Library
    Home of New Haven Free Public Library! Find locations and important information here.
  • Public Safety Communications
    Sign up for Citizen Alert Notifications
  • Public Works
    Find your trash pick up day, schedule bulk trash pickups, report an issue, see important dates and more.
  • Purchasing Division
    Find bid opportunities, respond to RFP, see current solicitations and learn the process of doing business with the city.
  • Registrar of Voters
    Register to Vote and find important information regarding elections in the City.
  • Small Contractor Development Program Division
    Fill out an application, read the ordinances and learn about the program and opportunities to do business with the City.
  • Social Services Division
    Get connected to programs and social services. Locate the Opportunity and Financial Empowerment Centers.
  • Tax Collector Division
    Pay your taxes online, submit tax-related forms and receive important information about property taxes.
  • Transportation, Traffic & Parking
    Pay parking tickets, find parking garages and bike routes and learn about programs and initiatives around the City.
  • Vital Statistics Division
    Obtain birth/death certificates, marriage licenses and legally change your name
  • Youth and Recreation Department
    Enroll in programs, learn about work and grant opportunities and find exciting events happening near you.