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The City of Shelton Launches Fraud Alert to Notify Property Owners of New Transactions!!

The Shelton Town Clerk is providing a free new tool to help property owners protect one
of their most valuable assets.

With Fraud Alert, you can sign up to receive alerts whenever a document, such as a
deed or mortgage, is recorded under your name. Documents can be viewed online or at
the Clerk’s Office.

“This is an easy way for homeowners to have peace of mind,” said Town Clerk Margaret

You can sign up now at

Please note there may be other property owners in the town that share the same name.


To have all records available to the Public using modern technology. This office is the repository of all city records and vital statistics which date back to the 1700. Available are real estate and land records; birth, death and marriage certificates. To carefully maintain sporting licenses, dog licenses. To keep permanent records of boards and commissions meetings. To issue absentee ballots and certify election results. To maintain trade names, notary certificates and liquor license registrations.


All transactions involving land situated in Shelton must be recorded in the Office of the City/Town Clerk. This includes, but is not limited to: deeds, mortgages, attachments, liens, judgments, tax liens, assessments, conveyances, maps, planning & zoning, and other miscellaneous legal documents pertaining to land use.

The City/Town Clerk records and keeps permanent documentation and indexing of all transactions. These Land Records are open for public inspection during normal business hours.

The Basic fee schedule for Land Recording and Copies is as follows:

  • Recording Documents: $60.00 First Page
  • $5.00 each subsequent page or portion
  • “MERS” Mortgages – $159.00 first page, $5.00 each additional page
  • “MERS” Assignments or Releases – $159.00 per documentAd
  • Copy of Document $1.00 per page
  • For Certifying Documents $2.00 each
  • Copies of Maps, surveys Cost of reproduction
  • For Certifying Maps $2.00 each

Filing Fees:

  • Map of Single Lot $10.00 each
  • Maps of subdivisions of two or more parcels $20.00

Note that Local and State Conveyance Taxes are due and payable when recording the document.

A new State budget was adopted that affects local real estate conveyance tax. municipal real estate conveyance 0.25% of the sale price.

TransactionsRetention Of 
Recording & maintaining land records (See above)All Board & Commission Meetings
Birth, Death & Marriage recordsMilitary Discharge Records
Probate RecordingsLand Record Maps & Flood Maps
Marriage License ApplicationZoning Regulations
Trade NameOrdinances
Notary Certificate RegistrationVoter Registration Lists
Recording of Variance & ZBA ApplicationsCampaign & Town Committee Financial Reports
 Scheduling & posting of All Town MeetingsBoat Ramp Registration 
Administering OathsElection Results
To Board & Commissions AppointeesElection Responsibilities 
Notary CertificationsUnder the Guidance & directions of the Office of the Secretary of The State, Pertaining to Admission of Electors.
Documents to be NotarizedAbsentee Ballots
Electors & voting poll officialsNominating Petitions
 Disclosure Statements

You can download these documents and print them on your local printer:

Code of Ordinances are available on the Municode Web Site.

****Effective 8-1-2018 The cost for a marriage license is $50.00 and a certified copy to accompany is $20.00, total is $70.00****

All requests for vital statistic information must be received in writing, accompanied by the proper payment.  Birth Records are considered confidential and are not open to the public, unless the birth occurred prior to 1900.  You may request a birth certificate only for yourself or your child.


City Hall
54 Hill Street – First Floor
Shelton, CT 06484


(203) 924-1555 ext. 1503


(203) 924-1721


Monday – Friday 8:00 A.M. – 5:30 P.M.

Dept. Head:

Margaret R. Domorod, City/Town Clerk

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