Town Clerk's Office
The Town Clerk’s office records instruments for property located in East Hampton. The recording fees are as follows:
$53.00 for the first page (includes $30.00 surcharge approved in 2005 and $10.00 increase approved in 2009)
$5.00 for each individual page - a two page document would cost $58.00
Please Note: In the 2007 session of the Connecticut General Assembly, Section 7-24 of the State Statutes defines the format acceptable for each instrument to be recorded. This change goes into effective October 1, 2008.
1. ...a blank margin shall surround each page not less than 3/4 of an inch in width.
2. ...each instrument shall have a return address and addressee appearing at the top of the front side of the first page of the instrument.
For documents transferring title with conveyance consideration, an additional $2.00 is required to cover processing the forms for the State of Connecticut Department of Revenue. Every document transferring title must be accompanied by a form OP-236 with a revision date of 5/05 only.
To order forms and publications or for further information, call the Department of Revenue Services at 860-297-5962 (Hartford area or out-of-state) or 1-800-382-9463 (in-state). Forms and publications may be ordered through voice-mail 24-hours a day by choosing Option 3 on your touch tone telephone. Electronic Delivery Options: You can also obtain tax forms and publications 24-hours a day from State of Connecticut Department of Revenue's web site or through the Department's fax retrieval system by calling the DRS TAX-FAX at 860-297-5698 from the handset attached to your fax machine. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD/TT) users only call 860-297-4911 during business hours.
Copies of land records or property descriptions are available for a fee of $1.00 for each page. Certified copies can also be requested for a fee of $1.00 per page plus an additional $2.00 for the certification.
Recordings are accepted either in person or through the mail and must have original signatures.