If the urge strikes to know the details of your house sale, land swap or quit claim, and it's Sunday morning or 11 in the evening, don't worry, you can now access certain town records any day, any time, through a new online program.
The Town of Clinton recently announced that they have joined the Connecticut Town Clerks Portal to allow residents and others 24/7 access to view and/or print their town records.
The Town of Clinton has been working in partnership with Cott Systems, a privately owned software and service company serving town clerks for 123 years, to identify a low-cost solution to make public records more accessible to constituents via the Internet.
Cott Systems developed a state portal to position town clerks to enhance the services their office provides by leveraging the investment they made in their records management solution.
Now, land records (i.e. deeds, liens, maps) index and images can be viewed via the Internet.
In order to access the records, users do need to pay a subscription fee. The least expensive fee is $4.99 for one day (24 hour) access; next is a one month access at $24.99; six months at $149 and one year at $299.
The state portal is implemented at no cost to the town clerk’s office.
If a searcher needs to print an image, they can now do for $1 per page, as defined by the state of Connecticut. The per-page print fee is a convenience charge which is kept by the town, becoming a revenue stream for the town budget.
“Cott is about serving our customers and their customers alike. This idea was born from the thoughts of a customer and has been executed by Cott working in partnership with them. We are honored to be a part of Connecticut’s cutting-edge way of thinking and position our customer to enhance the solution offerings they provide their town” explains Bob Mains, Cott Systems Vice President Technology Solutions.
The Connecticut State Portal is available at: https://connecticut-townclerks-records.com
When you go to the site, here's how to get started.
To Create an Account and Use the System:
- Fill out the registration form by clicking the "Create an Account" link. Create a user ID and a password, fill out the remaining information.
- Accept site usage terms and conditions.
- Select a subscription plan that best fits your needs.
- Pay for your selected subscription plan using a credit card.
- Confirm payment to gain access to the site.