New London County Gift Deed Form (Connecticut)

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

Gift Deed Form

New London County Gift Deed Form

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

Gift Deed Guide

New London County Gift Deed Guide

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

Completed Example of the Gift Deed Document

New London County Completed Example of the Gift Deed Document

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

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

Bozrah Town Clerk

Town Hall - 1 River Rd, Bozrah, Connecticut 06334

Hours: Mon-Wed 9:00 to 4:00; Thu 9:00 to 6:00; Fri closed

Phone: (860) 889-2689 Ext 201

Colchester Town Clerk

127 Norwich Ave, Suite 1, Colchester, Connecticut 06415

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

Phone: (860) 537-7215, 7217, 7218

East Lyme Town Clerk

108 Pennsylvania Ave / PO Box 519, Niantic, Connecticut 06357

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

Phone: (860) 739-6931 Ext 120

Franklin Town Clerk

Town Hall - 7 Meetinghouse Hill, Franklin, Connecticut 06254

Hours: Mon-Thu 8:30 to 3:00; Tue eve 6:00 to 8:00

Phone: (860) 642-7352 Ext 18

Griswold Town Clerk

28 Main St, Jewett City, Connecticut 06351

Hours: Call for hours

Phone: (860) 376-7060 Ext 101

Groton Town Clerk

45 Fort Hill Rd, Groton, Connecticut 06340

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 to 4:30 / some Thursdays 9:00 to 4:30

Phone: (860) 441-6642

Lebanon Town Clerk

579 Exeter Rd, Lebanon, Connecticut 06249

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

Phone: (860) 642-2011

Ledyard Town Clerk

741 Colonel Ledyard Hwy, Ledyard, Connecticut 06339-1511

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

Phone: (860) 464-3257

Lisbon Town Clerk

Town Hall - 1 Newent Rd, Lisbon, Connecticut 06351

Hours: Mon-Thu 9:00 to 3:00; Wed eve 6:00 to 8:00; Fri 9:00 to 1:00

Phone: (860) 376-2708

Lyme Town Clerk

480 Hamburg Rd (Route 156), Lyme, Connecticut 06371

Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 to 4:00

Phone: (860) 434-7733

Montville Town Clerk

Town Hall - 310 Norwich-New London Turnpike, Rm 5, Uncasville, Connecticut 06382

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

Phone: (860) 848-6784

New London City Clerk

181 State St, New London, Connecticut 06320

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 to 4:00 / Recording until 3:45

Phone: (860) 447-5204

North Stonington Town Clerk

New Town Hall - 40 Main St, North Stonington, Connecticut 06359

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

Phone: (860) 535-2877 Ext 21, 32, or 37

Norwich Town Clerk

City Hall, Rm 215 - 100 Broadway, Norwich, Connecticut 06360-4431

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

Phone: (860) 823-3732

Old Lyme Town Clerk

Memorial Town Hall - 52 Lyme St, Old Lyme, Connecticut 06371

Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 to 12:00 & 1:00 to 4:00

Phone: (860) 434-1605 Ext 221

Preston Town Clerk

389 Route 2, Preston, Connecticut 06365

Hours: Tue, Wed, Fri 9:00 to 4:30; Thu 9:00 to 6:30

Phone: 860-887-5581 Ext 111, 102, and 106

Salem Town Clerk

270 Hartford Rd, Salem, Connecticut 06420

Hours: Mon-Wed 8:00 to 5:00; Thu 8:00 to 6:00; Fri closed

Phone: (860) 859-3873 Ext 7, 170, 180

Sprague Town Clerk

Town Hall - 1 Main St / PO Box 162, Baltic, Connecticut 06330

Hours: Mon-Thu 8:00 to 4:30; Wed until 5:30

Phone: (860) 822-3000 Ext 220

Stonington Town Clerk

152 Elm St, Stonington, Connecticut 06378

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

Phone: (860) 535-5060

Voluntown Town Clerk

115 Main St, Voluntown, Connecticut 06384

Hours: Mon-Thu 9:00 to 4:00; Tue 6:00 to 8:00; Fri closed

Phone: (860) 376-4089

Waterford Town Clerk

Town Hall - 15 Rope Ferry Rd, Waterford, Connecticut 06385

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

Phone: (860) 444-5831

Local jurisdictions located in New London County include:

  • Baltic
  • Bozrah
  • Colchester
  • East Lyme
  • Gales Ferry
  • Gilman
  • Groton
  • Hadlyme
  • Hanover
  • Jewett City
  • Lebanon
  • Ledyard
  • Mashantucket
  • Montville
  • Mystic
  • New London
  • Niantic
  • North Franklin
  • North Stonington
  • North Westchester
  • Norwich
  • Oakdale
  • Old Lyme
  • Old Mystic
  • Pawcatuck
  • Preston
  • Quaker Hill
  • Salem
  • South Lyme
  • Stonington
  • Taftville
  • Uncasville
  • Versailles
  • Voluntown
  • Waterford
  • West Mystic
  • Yantic

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 New London 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 New London County using our eRecording service.
Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in New London County?

Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by New London 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 New London County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in New London County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Connecticut or New London 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 New London 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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