Town of East Hampton, CT
20 East High Street, East Hampton, CT 06424
Land Records
Town Clerk's Office

The Town Clerk’s office records instruments for property located in East Hampton. The recording fees are as follows:

Land Records (Sec. 7-34a):

$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

Public Act 13-247:

Effective July 15, 2013 recording of documents by a nominee of a Mortgagee (MERS) as Grantor or Grantee (except Assignments and Releases of Mortgage where MERS is acting as Grantor):

$159 for the first page and $5.00 for each individual page

Effective July 15, 2013, recording of Releases of Mortgages and Assignments where  (MERS) is acting Grantor:

$159 flat fee regardless of pages



Surcharges
- $2.00 each transfer reportable to State
- $5.00 if current mailing address of grantee not given in any deed conveying title to real estate
- $1.00 if names of those executing, witnessing and acknowledging are not typed or printed under signature.

                          
Sec. 7-34a(a) & 7-29(b)

       .Assignments:  $2.00 fee for assignments subsequent to                                             the first two.  Multiple assignments are limited to                                  twenty on a single document.

Conveyance Tax (Sec. 12-494):




State - residential property & unimproved land
- .0075 x consideration
residential dwelling over $800,000
- .0075 x $800,000 +
.0125 x amount over $800,000
non-residential except unimproved land
- .0125 x consideration
Local - all categories
- .0025 x consideration


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Filing Fees (Sec. 7-34a:

Any document
- $5.00 each
Any Map
- $10.00 each
Maps of subdivisions of 3 or more parcels
- $20.00 each


Copies, Certified Copies of Land Records, Maps (Sec 7-34a):

Copies of documents (in any format)
- $1.00 each page
For use of battery-powered scanner
- $20.00 each occasion
For certifying documents
- $2.00 each
Copies of maps, surveys
- Actual cost of reproduction
For certifying maps
- $2.00 each

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.

Recordings are accepted either in person or through the mail and must have original signatures.

mail-a-map street maps of this town can viewed at www.mailamap.com

The Town Clerk's Office now offers access to its land records 24 hours a day.  Please follow this link https://connecticut-townclerks-records.com/.