Branford is making some changes due to rising Covid rates in town and in the state, limiting public access to some town departments. 

The town announced Friday that effective Monday, November 16, 2020 through Friday, December 4, 2020 public access to Town Hall will be limited.  In person services will be by appointment only. All offices will continue to be staffed during normal business hours.

Residents are strongly encouraging residents to take advantage of the availability of these services via online or by phone.  Please visit our website at or contact the department directly for assistance:

There are also changes at the Willoughby Wallace Library (WWL).

As of Monday, November 16 the WWL will require appointments to visit the library for browsing the collection. We ask that you call 203-488-8702 to make an appointment and keep your visit to 15 minutes. Our hours will stay the same and we will continue to encourage Lobby Pick Up of library materials.  We are suspending the use of the public computer and the reading room.  Library patrons can email us at for printing needs.  The library staff will continue to photocopy and fax for patrons.  Passport and notary service will be limited and require appointments. 



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Just wondering why the reduced services to the public are necessary. Masks work, right? And the virus is only active after 10:00 p.m. I can go to Walmart 24 hours a day, but I can't go to the Town Hall from 8 - 4 . And if everything can be done remotely or online, do we ever need to open up the town hall? I'm sure we can save some money on facilities and personnel expenses.

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