The Town Clerk's office maintains records pertaining to property transactions in the Town of Essex such as deeds, mortgages, liens, maps, easements. Recording fees are $60.00 for the first page of a document and $5.00 for each subsequent page. When recording a document with conveyance consideration, an additional $2.00 fee is charged to cover administrative costs for filing the forms with the State of Connecticut Revenue Department. The recording fee for a map is $20.00; a subdivision map is $30.00. Copies of land records are available for $1.00 per copy. There is a $2.00 fee to certify a copy of a document. State of Connecticut Statues set all fees and charges.
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