Land Records - Recording, Copies, Fees

The Town Clerk's Office is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on regular business days.
Please note:  Recording hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


 

CHESHIRE LAND RECORDS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE


Customers may view and print records online through this website as well as the traditional viewing available in the Town Clerk’s Office.

On  July 12, 2021, Public Act No. 21-173, an act concerning the removal of restrictions on ownership or occupancy of real property based on race and elimination of the race designation on marriage licenses, was approved.  The electronic forms associated with this act can be found below. Hard copies of these forms can also be picked up at the Town Clerk's Office.


(Fees for land records, conveyance tax and copies are established by the Connecticut General Statutes)

FEES FOR RECORDING DOCUMENTS:

$60.00 for the first page plus $5.00 for each subsequent page or portion of a page of the same document.

Documents for recording must have an original signature.


If the document has MERS (Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.) as a Nominee, the fees are as follows: $159.00 for the first page and $5.00 for each additional page. If the MERS document is a Release or Assignment with MERS as the Grantor, the fee is a flat $159.00 (even if it is a multiple page document).


SURCHARGES:

$2.00 for each transfer of $2,000 or more reportable to the State.
$5.00 if the current mailing address of grantee is not given.
$1.00 if the names of those executing, witnessing and acknowledging are not typed or printed under their signatures.


CONVEYANCE TAX:

A Conveyance Tax is due to both the State of Connecticut and the Town of Cheshire on all property transactions:

STATE:

     Residential Property & Unimproved Land: .75% of transaction price

     Residential Dwelling over $800,000: .75% of $800,000 plus 1.25% of
           additional amount of transaction price

     Non-Residential except Unimproved Land: 1.25% of transaction price

LOCAL:

     All Categories: .25% of transaction price


FEES FOR RECORDING MAPS:

MAP FILING: $20.00 each

MAPS OF SUBDIVISIONS OF 3 OR MORE PARCELS: $30.00 each



COPIES:

COPIES OF LAND RECORDS: $1.00 per page, plus $2.00 fee for certification

COPIES OF LAND RECORD MAPS: small $5.00, large $7.50, section $1.00

USE OF BATTERY-POWERED SCANNER: $20.00 per occasion


eRecording is available through the following companies:
CSC: erecording.com 
ePN: [email protected]
Simplifile: [email protected]


 

For more information, contact the Town Clerk's Office:
phone: 203 271-6601
email: Town Clerk Laura Brennan
address: 84 South Main St.
Cheshire, CT 06410

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