Veteran's discharge records may be filed at no charge in the Town Clerk's Office, and under some circumstances, may serve to qualify for tax relief with the Assessor's Office, (860) 561-7410. To link to the Veterans Affairs website, click here.
Anyone who wants to claim an exemption from local property tax for service during periods of war may apply to the Assessors Office for an exemption. Once approved and accepted, the discharge papers are filmed and filed in the Town Clerk's office. Any town resident who served in the military during a non-war period may wish to file their discharge records with the Town Clerk's office for safekeeping.
Click here to view the dates determined to be time of war by SEC. 27-103.
Duplicate copies of DD214s can be obtained by requesting and completing a Standard Form 180 (SF 180), Request Pertaining to Military Records.
The completed form should be mailed to:
National Personnel Records Center
Military Personnel Records
9700 Page Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63132-5100
Veterans and next-of-kin can now use eVetRecs to order military records online (you still must mail in a signature page).
To submit a request by mail for a certified copy of a filed discharge, please use this form.