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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Updated 05/15/20: Trumbull Town Government Operations During COVID-19

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Due to COVID-19, many Town facilities are closed.  For a list of closures, please click here: Trumbull Closings and Cancellations 

Trumbull Town offices are closed.  Staff in each department are working remotely, so please call or email if you have a question or are in need of services. Below is a summary of departments with links for additional information.  This information is also posted on the referenced departments’ web pages.  

Building Department

The Building Department is functioning remotely while Town Hall is closed. Please use buildinginfo@trumbull-ct.gov  to email us, or contact staff by calling 203-452-5020. We have developed new protocols for handling signoffs from other departments, invoices and credit card payments. Some inspections may be able to be done live using FaceTime, and plan reviews may be done by email. For more information about permitting, please click here: https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1091 

The Center at Priscilla Place: Human Services

The Senior Center is closed to the public. Staff are regularly monitoring the phone lines to assist residents with their needs. If you get our voicemail please be sure to leave a message. We will call you back.  For residents needing rides to doctor appointments we are working with GBT for single passenger roundtrip assistance. Please be sure your doctor’s office has not cancelled that appointment before scheduling transportation with us. (203) 452-5199

The Trumbull Food Pantry located at the Trumbull Senior Center, 23 Priscilla Place, is delivering Meals on Wheels and food pantry/grocery items to seniors and others in need. Income restrictions do not apply. Anyone is eligible. Please call  (203) 452-5136 for assistance. Please leave a message, your call will be returned.  

There are also drive-thru services at the Trumbull Senior Center for food pantry clients and residents in need. If you or anyone you know is struggling to purchase food or not able to get to the store, please contact Social Services. All calls, deliveries, or pickups are confidential. We are able to assist families, children, adults, and seniors. Drive thru at the Senior Center is by appointment only. To sign up for these services please call (203) 452-5136 for assistance. Please leave a message, your call will be returned.  

Food Pantry Donations: Due to the coronavirus, the food pantry is asking for additional items.  With school closings and possible financial loss for some families, we are anticipating an influx in demand for pantry use. Monetary donations or gift cards are appreciated. Checks can be made payable to The Trumbull Food Pantry (Please do NOT mail cash) and mailed to: TRUMBULL FOOD PANTRY - 23 Priscilla Place - Trumbull, CT 06611.   You can also donate online.  100% of your donation goes directly to the Trumbull Food Pantry.   More information and a list of food needs can be found on our webpage.

Senior Grocery Bag Program  Available for all seniors: Through the Federal Cares Act, our local Agency on Aging will be providing us with free grocery bags for seniors. Please let us know if you are interested in receiving a weekly grocery bag by calling (203) 452-5136. You can pick up your bag on Fridays (previously was Monday). Delivery is available for residents who are home-bound. All seniors are eligible and there is no cost for this. Also, everyone is eligible for the food pantry. Be sure to let us know if you have any other food needs. We can give that to you at the time of pick up or delivery. We are able to help those under 60 through our food pantry program. Don’t hesitate to call.  Depending upon food supplier some products may be replaced with others.  Click here for contents and more information. Call (203) 452-5136 to order or if you have any questions. Be sure to leave a message, staff are monitoring the phones.

Social Services is not taking in person appointments but is available by phone. We continue to work with energy assistance clients to ensure benefits are approved and oil deliveries are made.  If you get our voicemail please leave a message and someone will call you back. (203) 452-5198

Click here for more resources: https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/767/Social-Services-COVID-19-Resources

Department of Public Works

The Town of Trumbull Public Works Department is monitoring communications remotely.  Should there be concerns or request for urgent response please call 203-452-5070 or 203-452-5071.  You may also continue to submit request for service through the Citizen Service Request Form at https://veoci.com/veoci/p/form/wsb477d6sgsa#tab=entryForm

The Trumbull Large Item Pick-up Program has resumed effective 05/05/2020, and appointments can be made by calling 203-452-5070 or 203-452-5071.

Economic & Community Development

All inquiries are being handled remotely by email or phone. All correspondence and requests for information should be emailed to rbakalar@trumbull-ct.gov or you may call 203-452-5043 and leave a message. 

Fire Marshal

At this time the Fire Marshal’s Office is working remotely. Our goal is to keep serving the residents and businesses of Trumbull to the best of our ability during these critical times. At any time residents and businesses may email the Fire Marshal’s Office at firemarshal@trumbull-ct.gov or leave a message at 203-452-5080. All phone messages and email left prior to 3:00 will be returned that day. Any emails or messages left after 3:00pm will be returned on the next business day.

Title Searches: Please email the address of your inquiry to firemarshal@trumbull-ct.gov. You will receive a response regarding tank pulls with a yes or no and date pulled, and an answer regarding if the tank was leaking or not. Copies of the actual reports will be emailed out within a few days of request.

Licensing Inspections: All licensing inspections (Day Care, Residential board and care, liquor), are currently on hold. Your current license will be extended and we will inspect your facility once the restrictions are lifted. Please email firemarshal@trumbull-ct.gov and we will contact you once inspections are being scheduled again.

Underground Tank Removals:  At this time underground tank removals are not being conducted. Should you have a known leaking tank or a pull that must be completed for the sale of a property please email ffiremarshal@trumbull-ct.gov and these situations will be addressed on a case by case basis.

Blasting permits: please email your completed blasting permit to firemarshal@trumbull-ct.gov. ensure the call before you dig number is listed on the permit. Permit will be signed and emailed back to you. Please mail a check payable to Trumbull Fire Marshal’s Office for $60 to 5866 Main Street, Trumbull, CT 06611

All questions pertaining to plan reviews and construction inspections please visit the following link for step-by-step instructions: https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1091 

Health Department

As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to increase and the situation continues to evolve, the Trumbull Health Department wants to ensure you that we are working diligently to monitor the situation.  Although the office remains closed to the public, the health department staff is working extended hours to continue to provide essential services.  Staff participates in weekly conference calls with local, state and federal agencies to keep abreast of the most current information. 

We want to assure you that we are doing everything within our means to keep you informed during this public health emergency.  The Trumbull Health Department will continue to be available to answer any questions you may have.  Please feel free to contact us at 203-452-1030 or by email at healthdept@trumbull-ct.gov.  In addition, updates including Trumbull case numbers of COVID-19 can be found on the Town website.

Parks and Recreation

Trumbull Parks and Recreation is closed to the public until further notice. Our team is available to assist you via phone or email from 9am-5pm, Monday thru Friday. Please call 203-452-5060 or email recreation@trumbull-ct.gov.

Park stickers are available to Trumbull residents only at this time. Please visit www.trumbull-ct.com/parkstickers for more information.

Summer program registration is postponed until further notice. More information on our summer recreation opportunities, including camps and pools, will be posted as more information becomes available.

Walking trails and select parks are open for passive recreation at this time. Please visit our www.trumbull-ct.com/parks for the current status of our parks and facilities.

Visit our website and social media pages for virtual recreation opportunities!

                Website: www.trumbull-ct.gov/316/Parks-Recreation

                Facebook: www.facebook.com/TrumbullParksandRecreation

                Instagram: www.instagram.com/trumbullparksandrecreation 

Planning & Zoning

During the Town Hall closure, staff continue to work remotely and will respond to calls and email inquiries daily.  Please call Town Planner Rob Librandi at 203-452-5047 for Planning and Zoning matters, and Doug Wenz at 203-452-5044 for blight and zoning enforcement matters.

Please check https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1091

for detailed instructions for permits, inspections and land use applications. 

Trumbull Library System

General eMedia: http://www.trumbullct-library.org/emedia-and-more

  • Overdrive includes eBooks and digital audiobooks as well as select magazines.  Please note this service may have hold times for items.  Look for their “Libby” app on the Apple Store or the Google Play Store.  Kindle users can download directly.
  • Hoopla offers eBooks, digital audiobooks, music, TV, comic books and movies without hold times.  Your library card grants you 8 monthly downloads.  Hoopla is also available on the Apple Store, Google Play Store and Kindle Fire, and video content can be viewed through AppleTV, Roku, Chromecast, AndroidTV, and FireTV.
  • RB Digital – Offers digital magazines.  Their “RBDigital” app is available through Apple Store, Google Play Store and Kindle Fire.

Expanded Service:

Patrons will need an active library card to connect to these services.  For Trumbull residents who need a library card, have fines in excess of $10, have expired library cards or simply have questions regarding these services, please email referencelibrarian@trumbull-ct.gov.Those seeking a new library card need to provide their name, address, and telephone number.  

Tax Assessor

The Assessor’s Office is closed to the public.

Important Items:

Tax Deferment: We know that many homeowners and businesses are struggling in these uncertain times. The Governor issued an executive order that gave towns options to help defer taxes. On Tuesday, April 21, 2020, the Trumbull Town Council approved a deferment program for all taxpayers, including businesses, in Trumbull. The deferment applies to the following taxes and fees that became due on April 1, 2020 and that will become due through and including July 1, 2020.

  • April 1st real estate tax and sewer assessment: last day for payment without interest is extended from May 1, 2020 to July 1, 2020
  • May 1st sewer use fee: last day for payment without interest is extended from June 1, 2020 to August 3, 2020
  • July 1st real estate tax, sewer assessment, personal property tax, and motor vehicle tax: last day for payment without interest is extended from August 3, 2020 to October 1, 2020

Please Note:

  • Imposition of lien fees is not affected.
  • Real estate accounts in escrow and paid by a bank are not eligible for this program
  • No application is necessary for taxpayers, including businesses, unless they are considered a landlord.

Tax Deferment for Landlords: Trumbull landlords who wish to be included in the program will need to file an eligibility application. To learn more about how to qualify from the Tax Assessor’s office, please call 203-452-5016 or email mdevestern@trumbull-ct.gov.

For safety and security reasons, there will be no drop off box for tax payments. Please mail in payments or use our online system. No cash will be accepted through the mail. If mailing your tax payment, please address to Trumbull Town Hall, Tax Collector, 5866 Main Street, Trumbull, CT 06611. Use the following link to pay your taxes online: https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/285/Online-Tax-InquiryPayment-System

Elderly and Disabled Homeowners Program - At this time the Assessor’s office is closed. Please note: the filing requirements have changed this year per the Governor’s Executive Order 7SClick here for more information.  If you have any further questions please call 203-452-5016 to leave a voicemail or email to: jferrigno@trumbull-ct.gov.

Motor Vehicle - If you need to submit a plate cancellation receipt or proof of disposal please do so by mail or email to: mdevestern@trumbull-ct.gov .

Income and Expense Forms – Per Governor’s Executive Order 7S, the filing deadline has been extended to August 15. Forms will be mailed out (and available for download) approximately May 1.

Please be patient and check back for future updates.

If you have any questions please call 203-452-5016 to leave a voicemail (we will return your call ASAP) or email to mdevestern@trumbull-ct.gov .

Mailing Address: Assessor’s Office - 5866 Main Street - Trumbull, CT 06611

Tax Collector

The Tax Collector’s office is closed, but employees are accessing their email to address your questions. If mailing your tax payment, please address to Trumbull Town Hall, Tax Collector, 5866 Main Street, Trumbull, CT 06611. 

Tax Deferment: We know that many homeowners and businesses are struggling in these uncertain times. The Governor issued an executive order that gave towns options to help defer taxes. On Tuesday, April 21, 2020, the Trumbull Town Council approved a deferment program for all taxpayers, including businesses, in Trumbull. The deferment applies to the following taxes and fees that became due on April 1, 2020 and that will become due through and including July 1, 2020.

  • April 1st real estate tax and sewer assessment: last day for payment without interest is extended from May 1, 2020 to July 1, 2020
  • May 1st sewer use fee: last day for payment without interest is extended from June 1, 2020 to August 3, 2020
  • July 1st real estate tax, sewer assessment, personal property tax, and motor vehicle tax: last day for payment without interest is extended from August 3, 2020 to October 1, 2020

Please Note:

  • Imposition of lien fees is not affected.
  • Real estate accounts in escrow and paid by a bank are not eligible for this program
  • No application is necessary for taxpayers, including businesses, unless they are considered a landlord.

Tax Deferment for Landlords: Trumbull landlords who wish to be included in the program will need to file an eligibility application. To learn more about how to qualify from the Tax Assessor’s office, please call 203-452-5016 or email mdevestern@trumbull-ct.gov.

For safety and security reasons, there will be no drop off box for tax payments. Please mail in payments or use our online system. No cash will be accepted through the mail. If mailing your tax payment, please address to Trumbull Town Hall, Tax Collector, 5866 Main Street, Trumbull, CT 06611. Use the following link to pay your taxes online: https://www.trumbull-ct.gov/285/Online-Tax-InquiryPayment-System

Please use our online system to look up information regarding your tax bills. All amounts showing due on the website are accurate as of the date of viewing.  You may mail in a check or pay online.  Please note that if you use the mail, the U.S. postmark will be honored as the date of payment, regardless of when the payment is processed. If you choose to pay online, your payment will be reflected and updated in 48 hours on the online system.  IRS tax information is also available online. Be sure to check the box “IRS Payment Records for year 2019” before hitting the search button.

If you have a question that is of an urgent nature, please email the tax collector at dpellitteri@trumbull-ct.gov.We will respond as soon as possible.

The CT DMV is closed to the public until further notice. Please visit  https://portal.ct.gov/DMV for updates. 

Town Clerk 

Town Clerk office hours are by appointment only and the office is closed for walk-in business until further notice.

We encourage you to conduct your business by mail, email or phone. Recordings are being accepted by mail, FedEx and UPS. To make an appointment or if you need information, please email mmarkham@trumbull-ct.gov or call 203-452-5037.  

Transfer Station/Recycling Center

The Transfer Station is currently open during regular operating hours, Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. and Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.  Residents are limited to one trip per day. 

Due to the current situation, the Trumbull Transfer Station at 101 Spring Hill Road is accepting Credit/Debit cards.

 The Transfer Station is not accepting any organic composting material (yard waste) from residents of Monroe or Easton. ONE load per day from Trumbull residents will be accommodated.  Please remember--ONE VISIT PER DAY to help workers enforce the emergency order regarding social distancing. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated and much needed.

WPCA

While Town offices are closed, please call 203-452-5048 and leave a message. We will return your call as soon as possible.

To avoid problems at your home, Please DO NOT flush disinfectant wipes (or any type of wipes), paper towels, facial tissue or any materials other than toilet paper down your toilet as they are NOT designed to break down in the wastewater treatment process.

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