South Burlington City Hall now open with limited hours of 9-12 and 1-4. Please use the front entrance of City Hall to access the Clerk's office. We are now allowing up to 3 researchers at a time in to do research and have stopped the calendars but will honor those whom have signed up for times. Masks are recommended while in the Clerk's office for lack of social distancing for vaccinated individuals. Masks are required for all unvaccinated individuals.
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.
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.