Land Records

to view online land records please click the following link:

Indexes and Images

Recording Fees 
Recording     $53.00 first page, $5.00 each additional page of same document.  *See below for Documents    recording fees for documents recorded by a Nominee.

Recording Surcharge
$2.00 for each conveyance with consideration of $2,000.00 or more.

State Conveyance Tax Forms

1. Must have two copies (one for the Town Clerk)

2. BOTH copies MUST be signed

There is now a fillable PDF form available on the DRS website.   It remains a two page document, with a  copy for the DRS and one for the town clerk.     The link is here:

The instructions, OP-236 Schedules A and B (for multiple grantors or grantees) and the Real Estate Conveyance Tax Allocation worksheet (for property located in more than one town) are also available at the link.

Town Conveyance Tax Form    
clilck the link above to open & print

Trade Name Certificates    
$5.00 per Registration

$20.00 for subdivisions, $10.00 for site plans, easements, boundary maps, etc.

Copies of land records are $1.00 per page.

Certified Copies  
$1.00 per page for copies and $2.00 certification fee per document.

*Effective July 15, 2013, there are special remittance rules for the recording of documents by a Nominee of a Mortgagee; Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (MERS): For Assignments and Releases where Nominee is the GRANTOR, the recording fee is a flat $159. For all other document types where Nominee is either Grantor OR Grantee (including Assignments and Releases where Nominee is the GRANTEE) the recording fee is $159 for the first page, and $5 for each additional page of the document. In general, documents such as Lis Pendens, Certificates of Foreclosure, Affidavits, and Releases of Lis Pendens are not subject to the higher fee because the Nominee did not initiate nor are they a direct party in the action. However, if the Nominee acquires ownership of a property through a foreclosure action, the recording fee for the Satisfaction of Judgment would be $159 for the first page and $5 for each additional page of the document.