Fee Schedule

URGENT STATE OF CONNECTICUT NOTICE OF FEE INCREASE
LAND RECORD RECORDINGS

Effective December 1, 2017

  • The fee to record a document on the land records is $60.00 for the first page.
  • The $5.00 for each additional page and the $2.00 fee for conveyances for $2,000 remain the same.
  • The fee for filing a Foreclosed Property Registrations if $60.00
  • Nominee (MERS) fees have not changed and will remain at the flat fee of $159.00 for Releases and Assignments (when Nominee is the Releasor/Grantor) and $159.00 plus $5.00 for each additional page for other Nominee (MERS) recordings.

Any document received for recording on December 1, 2017 is charged the new fee even if it was mailed and postmarked earlier. The statutes do not allow for an exception to the recording fee and all documents in the month of December will be subject to the new fee and the revised allocations of funds.


Conveyance Tax


Item
Fee
State tax on residential property and unimproved land
0.0075 x consideration
State tax on residential dwelling over $800,000
0.0125 x $800,000
State tax on non-residential except for unimproved land
0.0125 x consideration
Local tax: all categories
0.0025 x consideration
Surcharges on each transfer to the state (this is collected on land transfer deeds that are reported on the State of Connecticut Conveyance Tax Form OP236)
$2

Copies, Certified Copies of Land Records & Maps


Item
Fee
Copies of recorded documents or maps from computer
$1 per document page
For certifying documents or maps
$2 per document or map
Copies of full-scale maps
$10 each
 Handheld scanner use
$20
Trade name certificates
$8

Freedom of Information


If copying fee is not specified above, fee for copy of filed/non-recorded document (minutes, legal notices, etc.) shall not exceed 50¢ per page. Fee for cost of transcription or printout shall not exceed actual cost thereof.

Land Records (fees will increase 12/1/17, see note above)


Item
Fee
Recording documents
$60 first page, $5 for each subsequent page or portion
Assignment of mortgage and release of mortgage where "MERS" is either a grantor or grantee
$159 flat fee
Documents other than mortgage and release of mortgage where "MERS" is either a grantor or grantee
$159 first page, $ for each subsequent page
Map filing: Less than 3 parcels
$10
Map filing: 3 or more parcels
$20

Notaries Public


For Recording


Item
Fee
Original commission of notary public
$10
Renewal commission
$10
Change of name only
$15
Change of name and change of address within Town
$15
Change of name and change of address to a new Town
$10
Change of address to new town but no change of name
$10
Change of address within Town but no change of time
$0

Only original and renewal commissions require notary to take oath; the various changes of name and address do not require an oath.

For Authenticating


Item
Fee
Authenticating the signature of a notary
$2

Documents being sent to certain countries may need the apostille, or authentication, of the Secretary of the State in addition to that of the Town Clerk. The document should be directed to:
Authentications
Secretary of the State
30 Trinity Street
Hartford, CT 06106

Vital Statistics


Item
Fee
Marriage license
$30
Certified copy of birth, death, or marriage certificate
$20