Join us at the weekly Lebanon Farmers' Market this Saturday from 9:00 AM to noon in front of Town Hall.
The Selectmen’s Office is located on the main floor of the Town Hall, across from the Town Clerk’s Office. The First Selectman and Administrative Assistant are available full-time as they oversee the day-to-day operations of the Town Hall, Public Works, Department, general Town governance, and Town events. The office also manages the hiring process for prospective employees.
Questions and concerns about matters involving Town-owned properties, roads, bridges, trees, drainage, and other matters can be reported to this office.
The office is responsible for organizing meetings of the full Board of Selectmen. Agendas and minutes for Board of Selectmen meetings are produced here along with the packets of information distributed to the Selectmen. If you wish to deliver a formal correspondence to the Board of Selectmen, you may send it by mail or email.
Requests to rent or reserve space at the Town Hall, Community Center, Fire Safety Complex Hall, and on the Town Green should be directed to the Administrative Assistant. Passport applications and pistol permit applications may also be processed here. Appointments are not required, but we recommend calling ahead. Passport applications are not accepted less than 30 minutes before close of business.
Requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act must be filed with the First Selectman’s Office.
This office is also responsible for management of the Town website and social media accounts.
The Lebanon Town Hall is a passport acceptance facility. The Administrative Assistant in the Selectman’s Office serves as a passport acceptance agent which you are required to see if you are a first-time applicant, your passport has been expired for more than five years, you were under 16 years old when your passport was issued, or your previous passport was lost, stolen, or damaged.
Routine processing times for passports tend to run around 6 to 8 weeks. If you need your passport sooner than that, you must pay to expedite the application. If you need a passport in less than 2-3 weeks, you must visit the Connecticut Passport Agency in Stamford.
Please note, we cannot accept passports less than 30 minutes before close of business. We also recommend calling ahead or making an appointment as we cannot always guarantee the availability of the acceptance agent. On-site photography is not available at the Town Hall.
The cost to apply for a Passport Book is $110.00 for adults (considered anyone 16 years or older) plus a $35.00 processing fee which is paid to the Town. Minor applicants cost $80.00 plus the $35.00 processing fee.
Applicants may also choose to purchase a Passport Card which costs $30.00 for adults and $15.00 for minors. Passport Cards allow you to enter the United States from land border crossings and sea ports-of-entry from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda. It cannot be used for international air travel.
Applications must be paid for by check or money order. The application fee and processing fee must be separate checks. Applicants applying in groups must submit separate checks for each passport application but are free to pay for their processing fees with a single check.
The fee to expedite a passport (get it in less than 6-8 weeks) is $60.00. Overnight return service costs an additional $16.48.
What to Bring: (Applicants Age 16 or Older)
What to Bring: (Applicants Under 16)
Residents who wish to obtain a state pistol permit must first apply with their municipality for a temporary permit, valid for just 60 days. After obtaining the temporary permit, most applicants can quickly receive a full permit by visiting an office of the Special Licensing and Firearms Bureau for the Connecticut State Police. The SLFB headquarters in Middletown and Troop E in Montville are the nearest locations.
How to Apply:
Upon receiving your application, fingerprints will be sent to the SPBI by the Selectmen’s Office, along with your checks for $13.25 and $75.00 for FBI and State criminal history check. The entire process often takes more than eight weeks. You will be notified when your Temporary State Permit is ready to be picked up. The Temporary Permit must be picked up and signed in-person by the applicant with a current photo ID.
Temporary State Permits are valid for 60 days and cannot be renewed. You must reapply to local authority if expired without obtaining your State Permit. Your Temporary Permit is valid to carry firearms only — NOT valid for purchase of firearms.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to get a fingerprint card made using electronic fingerprinting rather than the classic “ink and smudge” method. Fingerprint cards made by directly inking the fingers have a much higher rate of rejection once processed by the state. If you prints are rejected due to smudging or some other technical issue, you will have to repeat the fingerprinting process.
Although fingerprinting can be done at any State Police Barracks location, only some offer electronic fingerprinting as an option. We recommend visiting the State Police Bureau of Identification at 1111 Country Club Road in Middletown, CT.
Please contact the Selectmen’s Office at 860-642-6100 with any questions you may have.
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