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Land Records Fees (Sec. 7-34a)

The Town Clerk's office is responsible for the filing of 180 different types of documents. The land record fees are as follows.

Recording documents

  • $60  first page
  • $5 each subsequent page or portion.
  • Documents using Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc (MERS) as a Nominee:
    a)   $159 flat fee: Assignments and Releases where MERS is the Grantor
    b)   $159 for first page, $5 each additional page for all other documents types using MERS.
Electronic Recording 
  • The Town Clerk's Office accepts E-Recordings for many Land Record documents. E-Recordings are accepted 9 am — 3:30 pm EST Monday — Friday. Closed Holidays.

    • Simplfile                               www.simplifile.com 800-460-5657
    • CSC                                     http://www.erecording.com     866-652-0111
    • ePN                                     www.erecordingpartners.net    888-325-3365
    • Indecomm Global Services    www.indecomm.net                651-766-2350

Surcharges

  • $2 each transfer with conveyance reportable to State
  • $5 if current mailing address of grantee not given
  • $1 if names of those executing, witnessing and acknowledging are not typed or printed under signature
  • $1 for each marginal notation of assignment subsequent to the first two pages

Copies, certified copies of land records and maps

  • Copies of documents - $1 each page
  • For certified copies - $2
  • Copies of maps-  $1
  • Engineer/Blue line $5
  • Certifying a map - $2 each

Conveyance Tax (Sec. 12-494)

  • State and Local Conveyance taxes are paid at the time of recording deeds. The Town Clerk forwards the State Tax to the Department of Revenue Services.
  • Conveyance tax forms (OP-236) are available from the Department of Revenue Services at http://www.ct.gov/drs/cwp/view.asp?a=1509&q=450816
  • Residential property and unimproved land - .0075 x consideration
  • Residential dwelling over $800,000 - .0075 x $800,000 plus .0125 x amount over $800,000
  • Non-residential except unimproved land - .0125 x consideration

Local

  • All categories - .0025 x consideration

Maps 

Original maps may be recorded in the Town Clerk's office as a permanent record.
  • Any map - $20
  • Maps of subdivisions of 3 or more parcels - $30