Land Records

Office hours: 8:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
NO RECORDINGS AFTER 4:15 p.m.

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.


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.

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.

ATTENTION:

ATTORNEYS, PARALEGALS, TITLE SEARCHERS,
FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND OTHER
INTERESTED PARTIES

DISCLAIMER:

No Town Tax or Sewer Use Liens are included in the Land Records Index.

Municipal conveyance tax rate will be $.0050  (on all sales transactions over $2,000).  

Note:  Hamden is one of the 18 Target towns allowed the $.0050 municipal rate.

State Conveyance rate remains at $.0075  until further notice.  Refer to the Basic Fee Schedule for other rates over $800,000.


If you have any questions, please contact or see a member of the Town Clerk's office staff.

Hamden Government Center • 2750 Dixwell Avenue • Hamden, CT 06518 • 203.287.7000