The Town Clerk's office is responsible for the recording of all documents pertaining to land transactions in West Hartford. These are legal documents for recording on land records. They should be prepared by an attorney and then either sent or brought to our office for filing. The Town Clerk's office cannot and does not provide blank forms.
Land recordings are accepted between the hours of 8:45AM and 4:15PM. Any documents received after 4:15PM will be held for recording on the next business day.
Recording fees are $60.00 ($159 with nominee) for a single page document or for the first page of a document, and $5.00 for each subsequent page within the same document. When recording a deed with conveyance consideration, an additional $2.00 is required to cover processing the forms for the State of CT Department of Revenue Services. The Conveyance Tax for the Town of West Hartford is .0025.
Copies of land records or property descriptions are available for a fee of $1.00 for each page. If you need a certified copy, the cost is an additional $2.00.
If you wish to subscribe to E-Search and view the land documents from home or work, complete and submit registration form and return to the Town Clerk's office.
Electronic recording from Connecticut Dept. of Revenue Services
Searching the Land Records
The West Hartford land records are open to the general public. In-person searches may be performed Monday through Friday from 8:30AM and 4:15 PM. The staff members of the Town Clerk’s office are not attorneys and are not able to provide assistance with legal questions regarding land documents.
State Conveyance Forms
Electronic CT Department of Revenue forms (The Conveyance Tax for the Town of West Hartford is .0025).
Register for Connecticut Dept. of Revenue Services e-Recording portal.
For more information, call the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services at 1-800-382-8963 or 1-860-297-5962.
E-Recordings are accepted for all land filings using the following four (4) delivery agents: CSC, ePN, Indecomm, and Simplifile. For additional information on each delivery agent, please use the following links:
Connecticut Public Act 21-173 defines an unlawful restrictive covenant as "a covenant or other provision in an instrument affecting the title to real property that purports to restrict ownership or occupancy of such real property on the basis of race." This act declares a restrictive covenant void.
Pursuant to Public Act 21-173, the Office of Policy and Management is providing a restrictive covenant form and restrictive covenant affidavit. It is up to the existing property owner(s), if they choose, to record either of these documents on their land records.
Download either the restrictive covenant form or restrictive covenant affidavit. Please complete the documentation and bring it to the Town Clerk's office, 50 South Main Street, Room 313 for recording. There is no fee for the recording