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The Town Engineering Division does not locate property lines. However, if a resident is proposing work in an area that abuts Town property then upon request the Engineering Division will stake the Town property line in order to prevent improvements from being constructed on Town property.
Only a licensed land surveyor can legally determine the location of a property boundary. If you are planning to install a new fence, or concern about a tree, or see that a neighbor is making improvements on what seems to be your property, hiring a land surveyor is the only option. They can make a legal determination of the boundary and mark it on the ground for future reference.
The Town GIS system displays approximate property lines for use in general town-wide planning and assessment of property values. This information does not represent a field survey and is not intended as a boundary determination. The actual location of a property boundary can vary significantly from how this boundary is depicted in the GIS and therefore this information should not be used for the purpose of new construction, building permits, or any other purpose where the actual location of the property line is important.
You can call the Senior Center at 860-243-8361 to leave a message for members of the Commission. The C.O.A. is supported by the staff of the Senior Services Department, whose offices are at the Senior Center. Visit the Senior Services Webpage.
The Bloomfield Commission on Aging meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month, (except July and August) at noon at the Marilyn Michaelson Senior Center, 330 Park Avenue, in room 301.
If you are 55 or older, or a care giver, you may be unaware of all of the services that are available to you. The Bloomfield C.O.A. and Senior Services Department are here for you! Visit the Senior Services Department webpage for more information on some of the many services and programs the Town of Bloomfield has to offer.
Established in 1971, the Bloomfield Commission on Aging (C.O.A.) is your local community advocate for older persons and their care givers. The Commission is funded and appointed by the Town Council. Our mission is to honor the dignity and diversity of our citizens who are age 55 or older through health, nutrition, transportation, and social programs that support and enhance their quality of life.
The Town is one of 8 member towns of the MDC and makes quarterly payments treated as ad valorem taxes.
For the fiscal year July 2021 - June 2022 the Town paid approximately $3.8 million for sewer services. For fiscal year 2022-2023 the estimate is $3.9 million.
The tentatively approved 2022 to 2023 town budget (PDF) is $104,293,523.00 This is an increase of $7,605,324 or 7.87% compared to the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Budget.
The 2022 to 2023 Board of Education budget is $48,841,803. This comprises 46.83% of the Town budget of $104,293,62 for the 2022 to 2023 fiscal year.
The Town's bond rating was affirmed by Standard and Poor as of August 2021 at AA+.
The mill rate for fiscal year 2022 to 2023 is 34.53 mills, down from 35.58 last year.
Bloomfield's 2 fire departments are separate from Town Government and the Town plays no role in establishing their budgets or mill rates but collects their taxes for them. The 2022 to 2023 Center Fire District mill rate is 1.5 and the Blue Hills Fire District mill rate is 2.5.
The Town audits for each fiscal year up through the period ending June 30th, 2022 are available on the Finance Department website. Hard copies are also available in the Town Clerk's office and the Library.
Each year, the Town audit report for the period ending June 30th will be available after December 15th. The Town's independent auditors are Blum Shapiro, LLC.
In 2016 and 2017, the Town is expected to receive about $6.9 million or approximately 7.6% of its operating budget from the State of Connecticut. These grants were reduced by about $300,000 from the prior year. The largest grant is the Educational Cost Sharing (ECS) grant, which totals $5.6 million.
The Town's audited collection rate for Fiscal Year 2015 to 2016 was 98.75%, up.15 from Fiscal Year 2015.
The Town had $68.0 million in its defined benefit plans as of June 30, 2016.
As of June 30, 2016, the Town had $52.5 million bonds outstanding and no short-term notes.
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For each open position, the Town creates a position posting which includes salary or hourly rate of pay, the date and time that the application process ends, a summary of the position, the minimum educational and experience requirements, certifications required, information on the examination process as well as information on how to apply. The detailed job description is also attached to the position posting.
Open positions are posted on the Jobs page as well as in the Human Resources office located in the Annex of the Town Hall building.
The Town of Bloomfield accepts applications only for open positions. For a complete listing of our current vacancies, please visit the Human Resources page of our website and click on the job posting link. The Human Resources department does not retain resumes and/or applications that are submitted as general applications or for positions that are not currently open.
The position posting contains the closing date and time that the application process ends. The Town does not accept applications that are received after the application process ends. Applications sent via U.S. Postal Service (USPS) mail will be accepted after the closing date provided they are postmarked on or before the closing date.
Applications for the position of Police Officer are only accepted online at PoliceApp when there is an open position. Notice of an open position will be posted on the Town of Bloomfield website.
Applications for the Leisure Services Department/Summer are available on the Human Resources page of the Town of Bloomfield website or in the Human Resources Department at Town Hall only when the positions are available.
For all other positions, a Town of Bloomfield Employment Application must be completed. Applications can be found on the town website on the Jobs page or picked up at the Human Resources Department in Town Hall Annex, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm.
All sections of the application need to be completed in full even if a resume is submitted with the application. For example, writing "see resume" in the job description section of the application is not acceptable and may disqualify an applicant from moving forward in the process.
The position posting states whether or not there are any additional documents required to be submitted along with the employment application; for example, references, a cover letter and/or a resume. Read the position posting carefully to ensure all required documents are submitted along with the application. Failure to submit required documents will prevent an applicant from moving forward in the process.
Completed applications and required documents may be hand delivered or mailed via U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to:Town of BloomfieldHuman Resources Department800 Bloomfield AvenueBloomfield, CT 06002
Applications are accepted via email. Applications mailed via USPS must be postmarked no later than the closing date on the position posting. We will not accept applications via fax.
Yes, you must complete an application in full for each position you are applying for as well as include any required documents as stated in the position posting.
No, you do not need to be a Bloomfield resident unless it is stated in the open position posting and/or the job description. If you are a Bloomfield resident, you should complete and return the Residency Affidavit form along with required documents showing proof of residency. The Town of Bloomfield gives 10 additional points to residents who successfully pass an open competitive examination. If you are not a resident, this form does not need to be submitted with the application and other required documents.
In order to comply with Federal EEO-4 reporting requirements and statistical recordkeeping for the Town of Bloomfield, we ask all applicants to complete the voluntary Applicant Data form included in the application. This information is removed before your application is reviewed since the information you provide will not be considered in the employment process.
You need to complete the Veteran’s Preference Points form if you have served in the Armed Forces, along with the required documents showing proof of service. Additional points ranging from 5 to 10 are added to passing scores on competitive open examinations.
Candidates will be notified in writing regarding the status of their application after the application review process is completed.
Additional information regarding recruitment can be found in the Employee Handbook for Non-Union Employees (PDF).
CodeRED is a web-based critical communication solution that enables local public safety personnel to notify residents and businesses by telephone, text message, email, and social media of time-sensitive information, emergencies, or urgent notifications. The system can reach hundreds of thousands of individuals in minutes to ensure information such as evacuation notices, missing persons, inclement weather advisories, and more are quickly shared. Only authorized officials have access to send alerts using the CodeRED system.
Any message regarding the safety of our residents and community will be disseminated using CodeRED.
We will send out alerts via phone, text, email, and social media in a variety of situations including rising water level notices, gas leaks, evacuation notices, police activity, fire emergencies, missing persons, and more.
This is a community alert system to ensure you remain informed of important information.
Please keep in mind that as you register to receive CodeRED alerts, you have the ability to select the types of messages you wish to receive and your preferred means of communication.
No, registering for CodeRED phone calls, text messages, and email are free. Simply sign up on our enrollment website and select your preferred means of communication.
A CodeRED message will have the caller ID number 866-419-5000 for emergencies and caller ID number 855-969-4636 for non-emergencies. We suggest that you program these numbers into your cell phone as a "new contact" and use "CodeRED" as the contact name. If you need to replay the message received, you can dial this number and listen to the message again in its entirety.
CodeRED is an important tool to help keep you informed and prepared for any emergencies that may occur in our area. Officials will send messages to alert you of emergency details, instructions, or precautions that you need in order to make well-informed decisions and remain safe. This system is precise enough to geotarget residents within an exact area of impact so that only those people who are affected by an emergency situation are notified.
The Bloomfield Police Department (BPD) offers fingerprinting services to Bloomfield residents on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am to 11 am. No appointments are necessary.
Who is eligible: Bloomfield Residents Only
Where: Bloomfield Police Headquarters, 785 Park Avenue, Bloomfield
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am to 11 am. All applicants needing fingerprints taken must present at least one form of valid government-issued photo identification.
Pistol Permit Applications are accepted ONLY BY APPOINTMENT Monday through Friday. For an appointment at Bloomfield Police Headquarters, please call: 860-242-5501, ext. 5102. An applicant tracking number (pre-enrollment code) must be obtained prior to your appointment date and must be submitted with the application. This pre-enrollment code can be obtained by visiting PreEnrollment. Your fingerprints will be taken at the time of your appointment. If your temporary permit is approved, it is authorization only to carry firearms; it is not valid for the purchase of firearms.
When you arrive for your appointment at the Police Department, enter the Lobby, and approach the Records Unit window to the right.
Please click here to learn more information about the Pistol Permit Application Process.
Dogs need to be licensed every year between June 1st and June 30th. Fees are $19 for unneutered or unspayed dogs and $8 for spayed and / or neutered dogs (there is also a late fee of $ 1 each month thereafter). Dog licenses can be purchased at the Town Clerk's Office or by mailing your payment (and a copy of your rabies and spay / neuter certificate) along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
Town of Bloomfieldc/o Town Clerk's Office800 Bloomfield AvenueBloomfield, CT 06002
(Please note: Owners of unlicensed dogs are subject to a fine of $75 for each unlicensed dog.)
Contact the Police Department Records Division at 860-242-5501, ext. 5102.
Visit the Department of Homeland Security website for information on how to plan and prepare for emergencies.
You will need to file a formal complaint with the police department. An Officer will investigate your complaint, and if justification exists, will assist you in completing a trespass warning affidavit.
See the Mailbox Reimbursement Policy (PDF).
Please contact Eversource at 800-286-2000.
No, resident should used biodegradable paper leaf bags. Do not use plastics bags.
Connecticut Department of Social Services
Proof of Bloomfield residency, Photo ID with current address, current bill, rent receipt or mortgage statement, gross income for the most recent 30 days, DSS budget sheet, if applicable, Date of Birth (long form for youth 18 and under, proof of guardianship/custody, if applicable.
View our Financial Assistance programs or call 860-242-1895 for more information.
211 Infoline or see local resources and options.
See the CT Housing Choice Voucher Program website for more information on how to apply.
Assisted living is a managed residential community of individual apartments that provides a full range of support services from daily meals, laundry, transportation, recreation, and maintenance. Nursing services are available 24 hours a day. For information on assisted living facilities in Bloomfield and the surrounding area, you can call the Town of Bloomfield, Social and Youth Services Department at 860-242-1895.
Community Renewal Team and Operation Fuel
Statewide Legal Services
Connecticut Fair Housing Center
Yes! We have a certified CHOICES counselor who can assist you with Medicare and its related options with supplemental plans, prescription drug coverage, Advantage plans, and more. Please contact us at 860-242-1895 to speak with a counselor or to make an appointment.
The Bloomfield Food Bank is open Wednesday from 1 to 3 pm and Friday from 11 am to 1 pm.
All checks and money orders should be made payable to: Town of Bloomfield Tax Collector
The last day to pay without interest or penalty is Tuesday, August 1, 2023.*Real Estate tax bills under $1000 are only due in one installment*
Supplemental Motor Vehicle tax bills and second installment Real Estate tax bills are due January 1, 2024. The last day to pay without interest or penalty is Thursday, February 1, 2024.
Yes, there is a drop box around the circle at the Park Avenue entrance of Town Hall.
These boxes are checked several times during the day. No cash should be placed in the drop box.
Town of Bloomfield: 36.78
Center Fire District: 1.75
Blue Hills Fire District: 3.10
Motor Vehicle:Town + Center Fire District: 31.71
Town + Blue Hills Fire District: 32.46
Yes, if you send in your entire billing statement and a self-addressed stamped envelope, we will stamp your portion of the bill and return it to you.
Yes. Audience members may make comments to the Town Council during “Citizens Statements and Petitions” which at the beginning of the meeting. Speakers are asked to state their name and address for the record and limit their remarks to 3 minutes.
Town Council agendas may be viewed on the bulletin board at the Town Clerk’s office. If you wish to see the agenda online, please click here.
Please call the Town Manager’s office at 860-769-3500 and we will relay a message to the Mayor to contact you.
Town Council meetings are held on the second and fourth Monday of each month, with the exception of July and August when they meet only once (the second Monday of the month.)
To see the Town Council’s schedule, please click here to view. Meetings are open to the public, except for any executive sessions.
Budget Session meetings are held by the Town Council during the months of March and April.
Public Hearings are advertised and announced in the Hartford Courant at least 7 days prior to the meeting date for the public’s viewing. A hard copy of the public hearing can also be viewed at the Town Clerk's Office.
Town Council meetings are held at the Town Hall in the Council Chambers which is located on the bottom floor of the Town Hall.
This information can be found on our website at Town Council subcommittees. You can select each Council subcommittee webpage and view there meeting schedules, agendas and minutes.