Land Records & Tax Bills

St. Albans City Land Records
St. Albans City Land Records

Open to the Public | Appointments are encouraged for real estate and genealogy research.

**Research Hours are limited during Election Times. Please Call Ahead**

 

At this time the State of Vermont does not allow for electronic submissions of recording documents. Items to be recorded in the St. Albans City Land Records can be sent by mail, delivered to our drop box, or hand delivered. We will then record for the date and time in which it is received. Please see below for a list of items in queue to be recorded. Address recordings to: City Clerk's Office, 100 North Main St., Saint Albans, VT 05478. Checks payable to: City of Saint Albans. 

 

Access to online Land Records with images dating back to 1897 https://recordhub.cottsystems.com/

If you are having difficulty logging into or navigating the RECORDhub land records search site please see our instructions below for how to use the system. Click the first PDF link at the bottom of the page. 

If you continue to have difficulty logging into our online land records please call Cott Systems Customer Service: 800-588-2688 Option #2.

 

 


 

 

Tax Status updates: email Kristen Smith, k.smith@stalbansvt.com.

To be recorded document list: see link at the bottom of this page. For updates email, Nicole Robtoy, n.robtoy@stalbansvt.com.

Lister Cards & Permits: email Arleigh Young, A.Young@stalbansvt.com or Sara Bennett, s.bennett@stalbansvt.com

Grand List: see link at the bottom of this page.

Quick Search Tips Guide: see link at the bottom of this page.

Research & Recording questions/appointments: email Nicole Robtoy, n.robtoy@stalbansvt.com.

 

 


 

Common Level of Appraisal (CLA): 71.27%, 0.7127

Coefficient if Dispersion (COD): 17.64%

Homestead Tax Rate: 1.9119

Nonhomestead Tax Rate: 1.9517

 

Vermont recording fees will increase effective July 1, 2019.

 Below is a summary of the changes. Please plan accordingly so there is no delay in processing your recordings due to a shortage of fees. There will be a grace period during the month of July.

 Summary of Vermont Recording Fee Changes

Per H.526 (approved by VT Legislature 2019 session) | 32 V.S.A. §1671      

 

 

FORMER FEE

NEW FEE

Document recording fees

$10/page

$15/page

PTTR (Property transfer tax return)

$10/document

$15/document

Survey plat recording fees

$15/sheet

$25/sheet

Certified copy of records (no change)

$10/page

$10/page

Examination of records (vault time)

$2/hour

$4/hour


* Documents include all items recorded in the land records (deeds, mortgages, assignments, liens, releases, permits) 

 * Multiple assignments or releases included on one document are charged $15/assignment or release.

 


 

Tax Bills and State Payment Information

32 VSA § 3102. Confidentiality of tax records (j) Tax bills prepared by a municipality under subdivision 5402(b)(1) of this title showing only the amount of total tax due shall not be considered confidential return information under this section. For the purposes of calculating credits under chapter 154 of this title, information provided by the Commissioner to a municipality under subsection 6066a(a) of this title and information provided by the municipality to a taxpayer under subsection 6066a(f) shall be considered confidential return information under this section. (k) Notwithstanding subsection (j) of this section, the Commissioner or a municipal official acting as his or her agent may provide the information in subsection 6066a(f) of this title to the following people without incurring liability under this section: (1) an escrow agent, the owner of the property to which the credit applies, a town auditor, or a person hired by the town to serve as an auditor; (2) a lawyer, including a paralegal or assistant of the lawyer, an employee or agent of a financial institution as that term is defined in 8 V.S.A. § 11101, an employee or agent of a credit union as that term is defined in 8 V.S.A. § 30101, a realtor, or a certified public accountant as that term is defined in 26 V.S.A. § 13(12) who represents that he or she has a need for the information as it pertains to a real estate transaction or to a client or customer relationship; and (3) any other person as long as the taxpayer has filed a written consent to such disclosure with the municipality.

 

Requests for this information must be in writing. Email requests are acceptable.  
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