- November 22, 2017
- All Connecticut Issuing Offices
- UNDERWRITING - CT Municipal Recording Fee Increase
CT MUNICIPAL RECORDING FEE INCREASE
EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1, 2017
Recently-enacted Senate Bill 1502 contains an increase in CT municipal recording charges affecting various land records filings. The CT Town Clerk's Association has issued a memo detailing a new recording fee structure effective December 1, 2017, as follows:
Deeds (Consideration > $2,000.00)
$62.00 for the first page + $5.00 for each additional page
Other Docs (Incl. Deeds w/Consideration ≤ $2,000.00)
$60.00 for the first page + $5.00 for each additional page
$159.00 for the first page + $5.00 for each additional page
Assignments/Releases by MERS
$159.00 for the entire document
Foreclosed Property Registrations
$60.00 for the entire document
All Stewart agents are advised to take account of the increase for documents to be recorded on or after December 1, 2017. Should the foregoing be revised by further legislative action or guidance from the Town Clerk’s Association, we will notify you immediately.
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