The Town Clerk's Office is responsible for maintaining all of the Land Records including Deeds, Mortgages and Survey Maps. We provide information and assistance to title searchers, attorneys and members of the general public. However, we cannot perform title searches or give advice related to the preparation of documents. We recommend seeking competent legal advice before recording a document on the land records to avoid costly and serious mistakes.
The Ridgefield Town Clerk’s Office presents the information on this website as a service to the public. The index below contains recordings indexed from 1960 through the present. We have tried to ensure that the information contained in this index accurately represents the information recorded in this office; however, please note that recordings indexed in the previous 30 days may not have been audited. The user is advised to search on all possible spelling variations of proper names, in order to maximize the search results.
The land records index is searched by owner name. Documents are indexed by the grantor and the grantee. Upon inputting a grantor or grantee name, a list of indexed documents that have been recorded under that name will be generated. Be careful to check the document description; many people own or have owned more than one property. We caution against making assumptions based on searching the index only. The index is to be used as a guide.
The Land Records Index is available for viewing online. Images are not available for viewing or purchasing online. Copies of Land Records can only be obtained in person in the Town Clerk's Office
Recording Documents (Payment must be made by cash or check)
$60 first page, $5 for each additional page
$2 fee for conveyances over $2,000 reportable to the state
$20 Maps of two parcels or less
$30 Maps more than two parcels
All documents in which MERS is the grantor or grantee are $159.00 for the first page and $5.00 for each additional page, (per PA 13-247, Governor's Implementer Bill #6706 Sec 81 & 81)
except when MERS is the grantor on an Assignment or Release, the fee is a flat fee of $159.00, (no subsequent $5 additional page fee).
The Town Clerks office accepts e-recordings for many land record documents.
$1 per page for copies of documents
$3 map copy, $5 scale/blue line map copy
$2 per document for a certified copy, in addition to $1 per page copy fee
$20 hand-held scanner usage
Payment must be made by cash or check
State Conveyance Tax
Residential dwelling or property and unimproved land that is less than $800,000.
Consideration x .0075 = tax amount
Portion of residential dwelling or property and unimproved land that exceed $800,000.
Consideration x .0125 = tax amount
Checks made payable to Commissioner of Revenue Services
Local Conveyance Tax
Consideration x .0025 = tax amount
Checks made payable to Ridgefield Town Clerk