South Burlington City Hall is closed effective Monday, November 16 but the City Clerk's office will be working behind the scenes but with a much reduced staff and limited hours of 9-12 and 1-3. We are available by appointment for title research by appointment by visiting our calendar. If you need the links to the calendar please call 846-4105. We will allow people to "stop by" without an appointment for research as long as there are not 2 researchers already in the office. Please go to the back door of city hall and call the phone number on the door for the clerk's office to enter the building.
The City Clerk's office is the place where anything that involves the purchase or sale of land or house whether built or renovated is recorded and filed. It is through these documents that a person would be able to prove title to a property, determine lot dimensions, get sales information and much more. The City of South Burlington’s Clerk Office is one of the busiest offices in the State of Vermont and the money that we receive from recording these documents helps to support the budget of our office.
The Clerk's office is open for researchers but due to social distancing requirements can only have 2 researchers in the office at a time so please call the office for the 2 calendar links to schedule your time.
Vermont Recording Fee
Document recording fee* $15.00 per page
Multiple assignments or releases included on one document are charged $15 per assignment or release.
PTTR (property transfer tax return $15.00 per document
Survey plat/map (18 x 24 only) $25.00
UCC's (not in land records) $25.00
Examination of the records $4.00 an hour
- Warranty Deeds
- Quit Claim Deeds
- Mortgage Deeds
- Power of Attorney Deeds
- Stormwater Deeds
- Act 250 Deeds
- City Permits
- Maps or surveys (18 x 24 mylars)
The clerk’s office can assist citizens who stop by our office to locate their deed, find recent sales information or find the survey of their property just to name a few of the services we can offer, however please bear in mind that we are not attorneys and cannot offer any legal advice.
To Record Documents:
Please send all recording with the appropriate fee (above) to:
City of South Burlington
Attn: City Clerk’s Office
575 Dorset St
S. Burlington, VT 05403
All recording will be processed the day it is received and originals mailed back usually within 2 weeks of receipt. A self addressed return envelope will assist in reducing the amount of time it takes to return the documents but is not required.
For questions regarding taxes (copy of tax bill, receipt of payment, amount of taxes owed) please call the tax department at 846-4109 or visit the tax department's section of this website.
For questions regarding assessed value of property please call the assessor’s office at 846-4103 or visit the assessor's section of this website.