Recording

General Recording Information


The Town of New Shoreham accepts documents for recording Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. We accept recording through the U.S. mail at:
Town Clerks Office
P.O. Box 220
Block Island, RI 02807

When using Fedex or UPS, ship to:
Town Clerk's Office
New Shoreham Town Hall
16 Old Town Road
Block Island, RI 02807

Please do not ship with DHL, as the ferry charges the Town additional fees for shipping.

Fee


The Block Island Land Trust charges the purchaser a fee of 3% of the purchase price of all property transactions in New Shoreham. Timeshare transactions only need pay one quarter of the 3% fee.

Forms


Block Island Land Trust forms must be recorded with every deed.

Helpful Information for Filling Out Forms


  • The Form A must be filed with every deed.
  • Certificate B is only filed when the transaction is exempt from fees. To determine whether you are entitled to an exemption, download Are You Entitled to an Exemption.
  • Certificate C is filed when a corporation is a party in the transaction.
  • For additional information on these forms, please refer to the Block Island Land Trust page.

The fee schedule for filing deeds with Land Trust forms is as follows:
  • Deed $84 for 1st page and $1 for each additional page
  • Certificate A $6
  • Certificate B $1
  • Certificate C $1

The Rhode Island Conveyance Tax Stamp is $2 for each $500 or portion thereof. A complete listing of recording fees may be found on the Recording Fee Schedule as of June 21, 2012.

Checks for recording fees and tax stamps should be made out to the Town of New Shoreham. Checks for the Land Trust fee should be made out to Block Island Land Trust.

Property Transfers


Information on recent property transfers ("comps") is now available on the Land Trust page.