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Gift Deed
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Included Forms

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


Litchfield County Gift Deed Form Page 1

Gift Deed Form - Litchfield County

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last updated 9/1/2022

Litchfield County Gift Deed Guide Page 1

Gift Deed Guide - Litchfield County

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last updated 6/23/2022

Litchfield County Completed Example of the Gift Deed Document Page 1

Completed Example of the Gift Deed Document - Litchfield County

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last updated 8/12/2022

Included Supplemental Documents

The Following Connecticut and Litchfield County supplemental forms are included as a courtesy with your order.


OP-236 Connecticut Real Estate Conveyance Tax Return Form (Connecticut Document)


OP-236 Instructions (Connecticut Document)


OP-236 Schedule A Form (Connecticut Document)


OP-236 Schedule B Form (Connecticut Document)


Controlling Interest Transfer Taxes -Form AU-330 with Instructions (Connecticut Document)


Form AU-331 Connecticut Controlling Interest Transfer Tax - Informational Return (Connecticut Document)


AU-263 Real Estate Conveyance Tax Allocation Worksheet (Connecticut Document)


Certificate of Acknowledgment - Individual (Connecticut Document)


Certificate of Acknowledgment - Representative (Connecticut Document)


Jurat (Connecticut Document)


Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How long does it take to get my forms?
    • Forms are available immediately after submitting payment.
  • What are supplemental forms?
    • Often when a deed is recorded additional documents are required by Connecticut or Litchfield 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.
  • How do I get my forms, are they emailed?
    • After you submit payment you will see a page listing the Litchfield County forms you ordered with a download link to the pdf form file. You download the forms to your computer. You will also receive an email with a link to your download page in case you need it later.
  • What type of files are the forms?
    • All of our Litchfield 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.
  • 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 Litchfield County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Litchfield County.
  • Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Litchfield County ?
    • Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Litchfield County including margin requirements, content requirements, font and font size requirements.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Are there any recurring fees involved?
    • No. Nothing to cancel, no memberships, no recurring fees.

Areas covered by these Gift Deed Forms:

  • Litchfield County

Including:

  • Bantam
  • Barkhamsted
  • Bethlehem
  • Bridgewater
  • Canaan
  • Colebrook
  • Cornwall
  • Cornwall Bridge
  • East Canaan
  • Falls Village
  • Gaylordsville
  • Goshen
  • Harwinton
  • Kent
  • Lakeside
  • Lakeville
  • Litchfield
  • Morris
  • New Hartford
  • New Milford
  • New Preston Marble Dale
  • Norfolk
  • Northfield
  • Oakville
  • Pequabuck
  • Pine Meadow
  • Plymouth
  • Riverton
  • Roxbury
  • Salisbury
  • Sharon
  • South Kent
  • Taconic
  • Terryville
  • Thomaston
  • Torrington
  • Washington
  • Washington Depot
  • Watertown
  • West Cornwall
  • Winchester Center
  • Winsted
  • Woodbury

What is the Connecticut Gift Deed?

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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