Hartford County Gift Deed Form (Connecticut)

All Hartford County specific forms and documents listed below are included in your immediate download package:

Gift Deed Form

Hartford County Gift Deed Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Hartford County compliant document last validated/updated 6/12/2024

Gift Deed Guide

Hartford County Gift Deed Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Hartford County compliant document last validated/updated 4/25/2024

Completed Example of the Gift Deed Document

Hartford County Completed Example of the Gift Deed Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Hartford County compliant document last validated/updated 2/13/2024

When using these Gift Deed forms, the subject real estate must be physically located in Hartford County. The executed documents should then be recorded in one of the following offices:

Avon Town Clerk

60 West Main St, Avon, Connecticut 06001

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 to 4:30; Summer: Mon-Thu 8:00 to 4:45 & Fri 8:00 to 12:30

Phone: (860) 409-4311

Berlin Town Clerk

Town Hall - 240 Kensington Rd, Berlin, Connecticut 06037

Hours: Mon-Wed 8:30 to 4:30; Thu 8:30 to 7:00; Fri 8:30 to 1:00

Phone: (860) 828-7036

Bloomfield Town Clerk

800 Bloomfield Ave, Bloomfield, Connecticut 06002

Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 to 5:00

Phone: (860) 769-3507

Bristol City Clerk

City Hall - 111 N Main St, Bristol, Connecticut 06010

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 to 5:00

Phone: (860) 584-6200

Burlington Town Clerk

Town Hall - 200 Spielman Hwy, Burlington, Connecticut 06013

Hours: Mon-Thu 8:00 to 4:00; Fri 8:00 to 12:30

Phone: (860) 673-6789 Ext 2

Canton Town Clerk

4 Market St / PO Box 168, Collinsville, Connecticut 06022

Hours: Mon, Tue, Thu 8:15 to 4:30; Wed 8:15 to 6:45; Fri 8:15 to 12:00

Phone: (860) 693-7870

East Granby Town Clerk

9 Center St / PO Box TC, East Granby, Connecticut 06026

Hours: Mon-Thu 8:00 to 12:00 & 1:00 to 4:00; Fri 8:00 to 1:00

Phone: (860) 653-6528

East Hartford Town Clerk

Town Hall - 740 Main St, 1st Floor, East Hartford, Connecticut 06108

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 to 4:30

Phone: (860) 291-7230

East Windsor Town Clerk

11 Rye St, Broad Brook, Connecticut 06016-0213

Hours: Mon-Wed 8:30 to 4:30; Thu 8:30 to 7:00; Friday 8:30 to 1:00

Phone: (860) 292-8255

Enfield Town Clerk

820 Enfield St, Enfield, Connecticut 06082

Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 to 5:00

Phone: (860) 253-6440

Farmington Town Clerk

Town Hall - 1 Monteith Dr, Farmington, Connecticut 06032

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 to 4:30 / Recording until 4:15

Phone: (860) 675-2380

Glastonbury Town Clerk

2155 Main St / PO Box 6523, Glastonbury, Connecticut 06033-6523

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 to 4:30

Phone: (860) 652-7616

Granby Town Clerk

15 North Granby Rd, Granby, Connecticut 06035

Hours: Mon, Tue, Wed 8:00 to 4:00; Thu 8:00 to 6:30; Fri 8:00 to 12:30

Phone: (860) 844-5308

Hartford Town and City Clerk

550 Main St, Hartford, Connecticut 06103

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:15 to 4:45

Phone: (860) 757-9749

Hartland Town Clerk

Town Hall - 22 South Rd, East Hartland, Connecticut 06027

Hours: Mon-Wed 10:00 to 12:00 & 1:00 to 4:00

Phone: (860) 653-0285

Manchester Town Clerk

Town Hall - 41 Center St, Manchester, Connecticut 06045-0191

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 to 5:00 / Recording until 4:45

Phone: (860) 647-3037

Marlborough Town Clerk

26 North Main St / PO Box 29, Marlborough, Connecticut 06447

Hours: Call for hours

Phone: (860) 295-6206

New Britain Town Clerk

27 West Main St, Rm 109, New Britain, Connecticut 06051

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:15 to 3:45 / last Thu of month until 6:45

Phone: (860) 826-3347 & 3349

Newington Town Clerk

131 Cedar St , Newington, Connecticut 06111

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 to 4:30

Phone: (860) 665-8545

Plainville Town Clerk

Municipal Center - 1 Central Square, Plainville, Connecticut 06062

Hours: Mon, Tue, Wed 8:00 to 4:00; Thu 8:00 to 7:00; Fri 8:00 to 12:00

Phone: (860) 793-0221 Ext 246, 247, 248

Rocky Hill Town Clerk

761 Old Main St, Rocky Hill, Connecticut 06067

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 to 4:30

Phone: (860) 258-2705

Simsbury Town Clerk

Town Hall - 933 Hopmeadow St / PO Box 495, Simsbury, Connecticut 06070

Hours: Mon 8:30 to 7:00; Tue-Thu: 8:30 to 4:30; Fri 8:30 to 1:00

Phone: (860) 658-3243

Southington Town Clerk

Town Hall - 75 Main St / PO Box 152, Southington, Connecticut 06489

Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri 8:30 to 4:30; Thu 8:30 to 7:00

Phone: (860) 276-6211

South Windsor Town Clerk

1540 Sullivan Ave, South Windsor, Connecticut 06074

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 to 4:30

Phone: (860) 644-2511 Ext 226 & 227

Suffield Town Clerk

83 Mountain Rd, Suffield, Connecticut 06078

Hours: Mon-Thu 8:00 to 4:30; Fri: 8:00 to 1:00 / Recording until 4:00 and 12:30 respectively

Phone: (860) 668-3880

West Hartford Town Clerk

Town Hall - 50 South Main St, Rm 313, West Hartford, Connecticut 06107

Hours: Mon & Wed 8:30 to 4:30; Tue 7:30 to 4:30; Thu 8:30 to 7:00; Fri 8:30 to 12:00 / Recording until 15 mins before closing

Phone: (860) 561-7430

Wethersfield Town Clerk

505 Silas Deane Hwy, Wethersfield, Connecticut 06109

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 to 4:30

Phone: (860) 721-2880

Windsor Town Clerk

275 Broad St, Windsor, Connecticut 06095

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 to 5:00

Phone: (860) 285-1902

Windsor Locks Town Clerk

50 Church St, Windsor Locks, Connecticut 06096

Hours: Mon-Wed 8:00 to 4:00; Thu 8:00 to 6:00; Fri 8:00 to 1:00

Phone: (860) 627-1441 Ext 312

Local jurisdictions located in Hartford County include:

  • Avon
  • Berlin
  • Bloomfield
  • Bristol
  • Broad Brook
  • Burlington
  • Canton
  • Canton Center
  • Collinsville
  • East Berlin
  • East Glastonbury
  • East Granby
  • East Hartford
  • East Hartland
  • East Windsor
  • East Windsor Hill
  • Enfield
  • Farmington
  • Glastonbury
  • Granby
  • Hartford
  • Manchester
  • Marion
  • Marlborough
  • Milldale
  • New Britain
  • Newington
  • North Canton
  • North Granby
  • Plainville
  • Plantsville
  • Poquonock
  • Rocky Hill
  • Simsbury
  • South Glastonbury
  • South Windsor
  • Southington
  • Suffield
  • Tariffville
  • Unionville
  • Weatogue
  • West Granby
  • West Hartford
  • West Hartland
  • West Simsbury
  • West Suffield
  • Wethersfield
  • Windsor
  • Windsor Locks

How long does it take to get my forms?

Forms are available immediately after submitting payment.

How do I get my forms, are they emailed?

Immediately after you submit payment, the Hartford County forms you order will be available for download directly from your account. You can then download the forms to your computer. If you do not already have an account, one will be created for you as part of the order process, and your login details will be provided to you. If you encounter any issues accessing your forms, please reach out to our support team for assistance. Forms are NOT emailed to you.

What does "validated/updated" mean?

This indicates the most recent date when at least one of the following occurred:

  • Updated: The document was updated or changed to remain compliant.
  • Validated: The document was examined by an attorney or staff, or it was successfully recorded in Hartford County using our eRecording service.
Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Hartford County?

Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Hartford County including margin requirements, content requirements, font and font size requirements.

Can the Gift Deed forms be re-used?

Yes. You can re-use the forms for your personal use. For example, if you have more than one property in Hartford County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Hartford County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Connecticut or Hartford County. These could be tax related, informational, or even as simple as a coversheet. Supplemental forms are provided for free with your order where available.

What type of files are the forms?

All of our Hartford County Gift Deed forms are PDFs. You will need to have or get Adobe Reader to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Do I need any special software to use these forms?

You will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Do I have to enter all of my property information online?

No. The blank forms are downloaded to your computer and you fill them out there, at your convenience.

Can I save the completed form, email it to someone?

Yes, you can save your deed form at any point with your information in it. The forms can also be emailed, blank or complete, as attachments.

Are there any recurring fees involved?

No. Nothing to cancel, no memberships, no recurring fees.

Gift deeds convey title to real property from one party to another with no exchange of consideration, monetary or otherwise. Often used to transfer property between family members or to gift property as a charitable act or donation, these conveyances occur during the grantor's lifetime. Gift deeds must contain language that explicitly states that no consideration is expected or required. Ambiguous language, or references to any type of consideration, can make the gift deed contestable in court.

A lawful gift deed includes the grantor's full name and marital status, as well as the grantee's full name, marital status, vesting, and mailing address. Vesting describes how the grantee holds title to the property. Generally, real property is owned in either sole ownership or in co-ownership. For Connecticut residential property, the primary methods for holding title in co-ownership are tenancy in common and joint tenancy. An estate conveyed to two or more people is presumed a tenancy in common, unless a joint tenancy is clearly specified (Conn. Gen. Stat. 47-14(a)). The primary characteristic of joint tenancy is the right of survivorship. In Connecticut, when joint tenancy is declared, the right of survivorship is presumed ( 47-14(a)).

As with any conveyance of realty, a gift deed requires a complete legal description of the parcel. Recite the source of title to maintain a clear chain of title, and detail any restrictions associated with the property. Each grantor must sign the deed in the presence of a notary public for a valid transfer. Transfers in Connecticut require two witness signatures, one of which may be the notary official ( 47-5(a)(4)). All signatures must be original.

All conveyances of real property require a Real Estate Conveyance Tax Return (OP-236) in Connecticut, completed by the grantor. For property located in more than one municipality, Conn. Gen. Stat. 12-500 requires a completed Real Estate Conveyance Tax Allocation Worksheet. Record the completed deed, along with any additional materials, in the appropriate town clerk's office. Contact the same office to verify accepted forms of payment.

With gifts of real property, the recipient of the gift (grantee or donee) is not required to declare the amount of the gift as income, but if the property accrues income after the transaction, the grantee is responsible for paying the requisite state and federal income tax [1].

Gifts of real property in Connecticut are subject to the federal gift tax. The person or entity making the gift (grantor or donor) is responsible for paying the federal gift tax; however, if the donor does not pay the gift tax, the donee (grantee) will be held liable [1]. In accordance with federal law, individuals are permitted an annual exclusion of $15,000 on gifts. This means that if a gift is valued below $15,000, a federal gift tax return (Form 709) does not need to be filed. However, if the gift is something that could possibly be disputed by the IRS -- such as real property -- a donor may benefit from filing a Form 709 [2].

If a federal gift tax return is required, a state gift tax return (Form CT-709) is also required for Connecticut residents, as well as non-residents when the subject property is situated in Connecticut [3]. For questions regarding state taxation laws, consult a tax specialist.

This article is provided for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney. Contact a Connecticut lawyer with any questions about gift deeds or other issues related to the transfer of real property.

[1] http://msuextension.org/publications/FamilyFinancialManagement/MT199105HR.pdf

[2] https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/frequently-asked-questions-on-gift-taxes

[3] http://www.ct.gov/drs/cwp/view.asp?A=1508&Q=266846

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