COVID-19 UPDATE - 6/1/20


The Westport Selectman’s Office is closed for walk-in business until further notice. Click here for contact information.


You are welcome to contact the Selectman’s Office via voicemail, email and we are available for appointments on an as needed basis. 

Permits and applications must be mailed to the address below or placed in the rear drop box at Town Hall.  Please include a preferred email address contact information.

Westport Town Hall
110 Myrtle Avenue, Room 310
Westport CT 06880


Restaurants & Retailers: In order to facilitate the Governor’s orders on reopening the restaurant and retail sectors, Outdoor Dining permits are being issued by the Planning & Zoning Department.  The application can be found here.  Applications to close roads or sidewalks can be made using this form and will be approved by a public hearing.

Accepting Permit Applications on a Case-by-Case Basis: The following permits/applications are currently being reviewed on a case-by-case basis to ensure proper social distancing guidelines will be adhered to:

Accepting Permit Applications on a Case-by-Case Basis Beginning June 20, 2020: The following applications will be accepted beginning June 20, 2020 pending guidance from the Governor’s Office.  Applications take over 30-60 days to process and should be requested for no sooner than August 1, 2020.  Events will be reviewed on a case by case basis to ensure proper social distancing guidelines will be adhered to.

Not Accepting Permits for: The following authorizations are on hold during COVID-19:


None at this time


The Selectman’s Office is utilizing the professional advice of the CDC, the State Department of Public Health, the Westport Weston Health District and State and Local Emergency Management Officials to make safe and smart decisions for the Town of Westport.  We are keeping Westporters updated during COVID-19.  Please continue to stay connected by signing up or following us at:


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Please practice social distancing and wear your mask.  We care deeply about the health and safety of our residents and businesses.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Remember, you’re not stuck at home, you’re safe at home.

James S. Marpe 
First Selectman
The Town of Westport



110 Myrtle Avenue, Room 310
Westport CT 06880
Telephone: 203-341-1111
Facsimile: 203-341-1038
E-mail the Selectman's Office:

Office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, Monday through Friday 

1st Selectman Jim Marpe sits at his desk writing.The mission of the First Selectman’s Office is to set Town policy and implement it through the departmental structure, develop long term planning objectives, provide management guidance and oversight to Town Departments, initiate new projects, provide direction to Town Committees/Boards, and to represent and promote the Town in appropriate civic, business and public functions.  The Selectman’s Office also pursues grant opportunities, and coordinates with State officials, legislators, neighboring towns and regional intergovernmental organizations.

Administratively, the mission includes providing direct citizen assistance by insuring concerns and issues are appropriately addressed in a timely, efficient manner. The office responds to citizen inquiries, including information requests, suggestions, complaints, and requests for follow-up action. The Selectman’s Office is also responsible for the correspondence and record keeping of the Board of Selectmen, Traffic Authority, and Water Pollution Control Authority, and all committees appointed by the First Selectman. The Selectman’s Office coordinates the scheduling of Town Hall meetings and meeting rooms, the use of Town property, facilities and/or roadways, as well as rental of Town facilities by not-for-profit organizations.

The First Selectman has 17 direct reports, encompassing all elements of town government, with the exception of the Westport Public Schools system. The Second and Third Selectpersons advise the First Selectman, participate in Board of Selectmen votes, and oversee assigned projects. The Operations Director manages special assignments and challenging citizen complaints, new initiatives and grant pursuits, and directly interacts with Town Departments on operational matters and efficiency and effectiveness improvements.

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