Windham County Gift Deed Form (Connecticut)

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

Gift Deed Form

Windham County Gift Deed Form

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

Gift Deed Guide

Windham County Gift Deed Guide

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

Completed Example of the Gift Deed Document

Windham County Completed Example of the Gift Deed Document

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

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

Ashford Town Clerk

5 Town Hall Rd, Ashford, Connecticut 06278

Hours: M, T, W, F 8:30 to 3:00; W 7:00 to 9:00; closed Th

Phone: 860-487-4401

Brooklyn Town Clerk

4 Wolf Den Rd / PO Box 356, Brooklyn, Connecticut 06234

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

Phone: (860) 779-3411 Press "4"

Canterbury Town Clerk

Town Hall - 1 Municipal Dr / PO Box 27, Canterbury, Connecticut 06331

Hours: Mon-Wed 9:00 to 4:00; Thu 9:00 to 6:30; Fri 9:00 to 1:30

Phone: (860) 546-9377

Chaplin Town Clerk

495 Phoenixville Rd, Chaplin, Connecticut 06235

Hours: Mon, Wed, Thu 9:00 to 3:00; Tue 1:00 to 7:00; Fri closed

Phone: (860) 455-0073 Ext 312

Eastford Town Clerk

16 Westford Rd / PO Box 98, Eastford, Connecticut 06242

Hours: Tue, Wed 10:00 to 12:00 & 1:00 to 4:00; 2nd & 4th Tue until 6:30

Phone: (860) 974-1885

Hampton Town Clerk

Town Hall - 164 Main St / PO Box 143, Hampton, Connecticut 06247

Hours: Tue 9:00 to 4:00; Thu 10:00 to 7:00

Phone: (860) 455-9132

Killingly Town Clerk

Town Hall - 172 Main St, Killingly, Connecticut 06239

Hours: Mon, Wed, Thu 8:00 to 5:00; Tue 8:00 to 6:00; Friday 8:00 to 12:00

Phone: (860) 779-5306, 5307, 5308

Plainfield Town Clerk

8 Community Ave, Plainfield, Connecticut 06374

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

Phone: (860) 230-3009, 3010, 3040

Pomfret Town Clerk

Town Hall - 5 Haven Rd, Pomfret Center, Connecticut 06259

Hours: Mon, Tue & Thu 8:30 to 5:00; Wed 8:30 to 6:00

Phone: (860) 315-5730

Putnam Town Clerk

Town Hall - 126 Church St, Putnam, Connecticut 06260

Hours: Mon-Wed 8:30 to 12:00 & 1:00 to 4:30; Thu 8:00 to 12:00 & 1:00 to 6:00; Fri 8:00 to 1:00

Phone: (860) 963-6807

Scotland Town Clerk

Town Hall - 9 Devotion Rd / PO Box 122, Scotland, Connecticut 06264

Hours: Mon, Tue, Thu 9:00 to 3:00, 1:00 to 4:00; Wed 11:00 to 7:00; Fri closed

Phone: (860) 423-9634

Sterling Town Clerk

Town Hall - 1183 Plainfield Pike / PO Box 157, Plainfield, Connecticut 06373-0157

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

Phone: (860) 564-2657

Thompson Town Clerk

815 Riverside Dr / PO Box 899, North Grosvenordale, Connecticut 06255-0899

Hours: Mon-Wed 9:00 to 4:00; Thu 9:00 to 6:00; Fri 9:00 to 2:00; first Sat 9:00 to 12:00

Phone: (860) 923-9900

Windham Town Clerk

Town Hall - 979 Main St / PO Box 94, Willimantic, Connecticut 06226

Hours: Mon-Wed 8:00 to 5:00; Thu 8:00 to 7:30; Fri 8:00 to 12:00

Phone: (860) 465-3013

Woodstock Town Clerk

Town Hall - 415 Route 169, Woodstock, Connecticut 06281-3039

Hours: Mon, Tue, Thu 8:30am to 4:30pm; Wed 8:30am to 6:00pm; Fri 8:30am to 3:00pm

Phone: (860) 928-6595 x322 or 320

Local jurisdictions located in Windham County include:

  • Abington
  • Ashford
  • Ballouville
  • Brooklyn
  • Canterbury
  • Central Village
  • Chaplin
  • Danielson
  • Dayville
  • East Killingly
  • East Woodstock
  • Eastford
  • Fabyan
  • Grosvenor Dale
  • Hampton
  • Moosup
  • North Grosvenordale
  • North Windham
  • Oneco
  • Plainfield
  • Pomfret
  • Pomfret Center
  • Putnam
  • Quinebaug
  • Rogers
  • Scotland
  • South Windham
  • South Woodstock
  • Sterling
  • Thompson
  • Wauregan
  • Willimantic
  • Windham
  • Woodstock
  • Woodstock Valley

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

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

What are supplemental forms?

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