Due to the Corona Virus, Town Hall is open to the public by appointment only. Please be patient as some of our employees are working remotely. Please call the appropriate department if you have any questions or call the Mayor's Office at 860 355-6010. Sorry for any inconvenience.
The Town Clerks office is currently by appointment only from 9am-12pm. Please call 860-355-6020 or e-mail to schedule an appointment. Passports will not be processed in New Milford at this time.

The New Milford Public Library is closed until further notice  The New Milford Senior Center is closed for all programs, but is available by appointment only.

For information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) please see the following links: CDC, CT Department of Public Health, Governor's Executive Orders. Information can be found by dialing 211.
Click HERE to see what essential businesses are open and their hours.

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Ethics

A firm pillar of good government is the strict adherence to standards of behavior by its officials, employees and volunteers. For New Milford, those standards of behavior are set forth in a comprehensive Ethics Code, Chapter 6B of the Code of Ordinances. 

As set forth in the Code, the purpose of it is, “To provide standards for the conduct of its officials and employees so as to maintain the public’s confidence in the integrity and fairness of its government.”

Compliance with the provisions of the Code is a measured step in protecting the Town from misconduct and misappropriations but such compliance also reminds that ethics isn’t about politics; ethics compliance is about a mindset of doing the right thing for the Town and our residents.  

Some violations of the Code are obvious.  Using Town-owned vehicles or equipment for personal purposes and accepting gifts in excess of $25 are clear violations. Others, however, are far more subtle.  These may include, for example, showing favoritism in the decision-making process in a financial transaction or in a commission or board motion. 

Your participation in the Ethics process is extremely important to all of us; if you have knowledge of a violation, please file a complaint and be sure to follow the complaint procedure very carefully.  It is very specific and is set forth in great detail in Section 6B-7 of the Code.  

We welcome your review of the Code and, as always, appreciate your input and suggestions for future additions or changes to it.

Links:

Town Charter Ethics Code

Ethics Signoff form