Town Clerk - Recording Fees, Copy Fees, Certification Fees and Conveyance Tax

 Recording Fees (Sec. 7-34a)

  • $53.00 first page, $5.00 each subsequent page or portion thereof**  
  • ** Exception: Recording of documents by a Nominee of a Mortgage  (i.e., MERS) :  $159.00 Flat Recording fee if Nominee is Grantor;     $159.00 for first page, $5.00 each subsequent page or portion thereof if Nominee is Grantee)
  • $2.00 each transfer of property reportable to State.
  • $5.00 if current mailing address of grantee not given.
  • $1.00 if names of those executing, witnessing and acknowledging are not typed or printed under signature.
  • $1.00 for each marginal notation of assignment subsequent to the first two
  • $10.00 to file Maps
  • $20.00 to file Maps of subdivisions of 3 or more parcels

Conveyance Tax (Sec. 12-494)

State

  • Residential property and unimproved land: .0075 x consideration
  • Residential dwelling over $800,000: .0075 x $800,000 + .01 x amount over $800,000
  • Non-residential except unimproved land: .01 x consideration

Local

  • All categories: .0025 x consideration

Copy and Certification Fees

  • Copies of documents $1.00/page
  • Use of battery-powered scanner: $20.00/occasion
  • Certifying documents or maps: $2.00 each
  • Copies of maps: $2.50 (small) $5.00 (large)
  • Copies of minutes: $.50/page