Recording & Copy Fees

Recording and Copy Fees
Recording Documents $53.00 first page, $5.00 each additional page of same document. *See below for recording fees for documents recorded by a Nominee.
Recording Surcharge $2.00 for each conveyance with consideration of $2,000.00 or more.
Trade Name Certificates $5.00 per Registration or Cancellation.
State Conveyance Taxes

A State Conveyance Tax Form is required to accompany each instrument that conveys an interest in real estate.

State Tax Rates and Conveyance Tax Information:  Click here.

State Conveyance Tax Forms:  Click here.

 Municipal Conveyance Tax

A Municipal Conveyance Tax Form is required to accompany each instrument that conveys an interest in real estate only if the sales price is not included in the body of the text of the conveying instrument or is not listed on the State Conveyance Tax Form.  The sales price must also be listed in either place for exempt transactions.

Municipal Conveyance Tax Form:  Click here.

Maps $20.00 for subdivisions, $10.00 for site plans, easements, boundary maps, etc.
Copies Copies of land records are $1.00 per page. Full-sized copies of maps printed in the Engineering Department are $3.00 and 11 x 17" printed in the Town Clerk's Office are $2.00.
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.