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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
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.
Block Island Land Trust forms must be recorded with every deed.
The fee schedule for filing deeds with Land Trust forms is as follows:
The RI Conveyance tax stamp is two dollars and thirty cents ($2.30) for each $500 (or fraction thereof), which is paid in consideration,
There is an additional tax of two dollars and thirty cents ($2.30) for each $500 (or fraction thereof), for the amount of the consideration paid greater than $800,000.
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.
Information on recent property transfers ("comps") is now available on the Land Trust page.