here for Land Records, Maps & Surveys, Trade Names.
Land records indicate the ownership of real property within
the Town. When a property transfers ownership from one
entity to another, the recording of that transaction is done
in this office. Mortgages, financing statements, liens,
attachments, releases of mortgages, and other related
documents are filed with the Land Records.
To find the owner of a property where only the address is
known, go to the Assessorís office first, obtain the "Book
and Page" where the transaction was recorded, then come to
the Town Clerks office for a copy of that deed.
Some properties may be included in a subdivision map or
To see if your property has been surveyed, come to the
office to look at the index to maps and surveys.
Documents for recording should be presented between 9:00am
Recording fees are $53 for the first page of any document
and $5 for each additional page of that document.
Copies of deeds, mortgages, liens, etcetera, are $1 per
page, with an additional $2 for certification.
Fees for recording are set by State Statute.
Copies of maps and surveys are available for $1 each when
copied from Town Clerk book, for complete maps and surveys
please visit the Engineering Department.
Armed Forces Discharges
The Town Clerk handles recording of Armed Forces
Discharges (original DD-214 or certified copy or
original discharge papers) which will establish
eligibility for veteranís exemptions for property tax.
Discharges become permanent records of the Town, and are
considered confidential records. There is no charge for
recording Armed Services Discharges.
Certificates for businesses
State Statutes require that a Trade Name Certificate be
filed by anyone doing business in the Town of Branford under a
"fictitious" name. Banks require a copy of a trade name
certificate in order to open a business account.
charge for filing is $5, forms should be complete and
notarized for recording with the Town Clerk.