Notice - Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Please note the Town Clerk's Office will have limited services available on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Town Clerk's Office. Thank you and sorry for any inconvenience.
Thursday, November 23, 2017 CLOSED
Friday, November 24, 2017 CLOSED
Friday, December 22, 2017 1/2 Day Closing at NOON
Monday, December 25, 2017 CLOSED
Friday, December 29, 2017 1/2 Day Closing at NOON
Monday, January 1, 2018 CLOSED
RECORDING FEE CHANGE
Effective December 1, 2017
With the passing of Bill No. 1502 the fee for recording land records will increase to $60.00 for the first page of the document and still remain as $5.00 for each additional page. Mortgage Electronic Recording documents will remain the same.
§ 665 — DOCUMENT RECORDING FEE
Increases, from $3 to $10, the recording fee municipalities charge to generate revenue for preserving historic documents
Currently the municipality retains $1 of each fee for municipal historic document preservation and remits $2 of each fee to the state librarian for state historic document preservation
The bill doubles each of these amounts and requires municipalities to remit the remaining $4 to the state to be credited to the General Fund
The Town Clerk’s Office is information central for Colchester residents when they need questions answered or help finding something within the Town Hall. We provide many services to the community such as notary public, sports & dog licenses, and copies of discharge papers.
The Town Clerk responds to thousands of requests for certificates, permits, licenses, and public documents while also providing services to all boards, commissions and other departments within the building.
We also issue absentee ballots for every election or referenda held in our town.
The Town Clerk is elected by a plurality of the votes cast at a municipal election every four years and is charged with the custody and control of all public records of the Town as well as other duties as set forth by State Statute.
Registering to Vote
You may register to vote in the Registrar's Office or the Town Clerk's Office by filling out a voter registration card.
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