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For New Residents

Local Government Links - The Official Website of the Town of Ridgefield

Town Hall information including taxes, legal notices, Town meetings with calendar, Town departments, forms, bulletins, vacancies on town Committees and Commissions, and more. See their Helpful links.

Inside Town Hall - The Official eNewsletter of the Town of Ridgefield

Information from Town Hall and Town Boards & Commissions, and more.

Ridgefield Alerts 

Select multiple means of communication (phone, email, text) to receive critical, actionable information about emergencies and other important town information.

CT Alert ENS

Select multiple means of communication (phone, email, text) to receive information about life-threatening emergency conditions.

Emergency Preparedness Sheet

A printable tri-fold with information for you and your family.

Register to Vote Online

If you have any questions, please contact the Town Hall Registrar of Voters. Please note that Connecticut has closed Primaries; only members of the party holding the primary may vote in the primary. Click here to register by Mail. In person: go to Town Hall during open hours.

Join a Town Commission or Committee

Check out vacancies on Town Commissions and Committees at the link above.


Taxes may be paid online, via phone, in person or mailed to Town Hall. The Tax Collector’s office collects real property taxes, motor vehicle taxes and personal property taxes. Sewer use and sewer hook-up charges are also billed and collected by this office. It is the responsibility of the property owner to contact the Tax Collector’s office if you do not receive a tax bill.

Economic & Community Development Commission

General info about the Town, about the Town’s Cultural District, a guide to opening a business in town, and more.

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Public School INformation - Ridgefield Public Schools Official Website

Community Resources

Offering short-and long-term, furnished and unfurnished housing.

Ridgefield Library

Our Library has many resources, free programs for children & adults, and more. Every Ridgefield resident is entitled to a free library card.


Ridgefield Recreation Center

Recreation Center with pool, fitness center, basketball court, outdoor accessible playground, walking trail, and child sitting. Martin Park Beach is nearby. Skate Park is downtown.

Founders Hall

Educational and recreational programming for individuals 60 and older.  It is located next to the Recreation Center.

Maps of Outdoor Trails and Spaces

The “Ridgefield Walk Book” contains descriptions and maps of the Town’s Open Spaces and hiking trails. The Book is available for purchase at Books on the Common. Also see the Open Space Catalog.


Dog Park

Ridgefield’s Cultural District

An expansive area of downtown Ridgefield was named the first “Cultural District” in the State. Here are the nonprofit organizations in our Cultural District, or nearby:

Cultural Activities

  • Quarterly Downtown Festivals

    • Summerfest

    • Fall in Love with Ridgefield

    • Holiday Stroll

    • Spring Stroll

  • Annual Halloween Walk

  • Battle of Ridgefield Reenactment

  • RIFF: Ridgefield Independent Film Festival

  • Jazz, Funk & Blues Weekend

  • BBQ Fest

  • Carnival at East Ridge Middle School

  • ROAR (Dog & Cat shelter) “Paws for a Cause” event

  • Pride in the Park (celebrating LGBTQ+ community)

  • ArtWalk in August and September

  • Folk Series at the Ridgefield Library

  • Fountain Museum Concert Series at First Congregational Church

  • Acoustic Celebration at St. Stephens Church

  • Michael Chekhov Theater Festival

Annual Athletic Events

  • Run like a Mother 5k

  • Turkey Trot 5k

  • Ridgefield Half Marathon

  • TriRidgefield and Duathlon

  • Where the Pavement Ends

  • Southwest Cafe 5k

Offers for New Residents

The Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center

Offers all new residents a free membership for one year at the Household level. New residents can redeem the membership using the code NEWRDG22.

Ridgefield Recreation Center

Visit the Rec Center and tell them that you are a New Resident, and you will receive a free one week Fitness Trial, which includes all group fitness classes, the Wellness Center with all fitness equipment, and Recreation Swim for your family (lap swim, indoor pickleball, and child sitting are not included).

Prospector Theater

Offers 15% off all sales of their fantastic Gourmet Popcorn on their website. Use promo code ECDC.

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