Office hours: 8:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
NO RECORDINGS AFTER 4:15 p.m.
The Town Clerk’s office maintains permanent records pertaining to property transactions such as property transfers in warranty deeds or quitclaim deeds, or encumbrances against property such as mortgage deeds, liens, easements and certain probate matters. Land Record maps (including subdivision maps, site plans, and easements), condominium documents and maps are processed and filed with this office. Occasionally, individual survey maps are filed with us, but generally the banks keep these.
As the keeper of Hamden’s permanent records, the Town Clerk’s duties are dictated by state statute as to the legal recording, processing, microfilming of land records into an electronic filing system, indexed daily for easy retrieval in a daybook and general indices. This office collects local and state conveyance taxes for the Town of Hamden and the State Department of Revenue Services, generating revenues for both.
This office provides information and assistance to title searchers, attorneys and members of the general public.
However, this office cannot do the following:
Professional title searching, but we are happy to assist with the process.
Give title information over the telephone because of liability issues.
Prepare legal documents such as releases, liens, etc.
Notarize land documents to be recorded in Hamden.
All legal documents recorded in Connecticut must have original signatures, are witnessed by two individuals and are notarized with original seals.
These land records are available for public inspection during normal working hours.
For the "LAND RECORDS FEES SCHEDULE" which includes:
1. Land Records
2. Conveyance Tax
3. Filing Fees
4. Copies, Certified Copies of Land Records, Maps
Please click on: Basic Fee Schedule
To get further information from the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services, 25 Sigourney Street, Hartford, CT 06106, click on: http://www.drs.state.ct.us. Or call (860) 297-4900; Fax (860) 297-5714.
ATTORNEYS, PARALEGALS, TITLE SEARCHERS,
FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND OTHER
EFFECTIVE July 1, 2004, per Connecticut House Bill 6495 per Public Act 03-2, HB 5692, and SB684 and Hamden Legislative Council Resolutions dated 6/2/03, 6/1/04, and 7/7/05:
Municipal conveyance tax rate will be $.0050
(on all sales transactions over $2,000)
(Effective from July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2008).
Please note that the State Conveyance rate remains at $.005 until further notice.
If you have any questions, please contact or see a member of the Town Clerk's office staff.