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Real Estate “Closing Customs” in Connecticut

When buying or selling real estate, your closing attorney in Connecticut will usually follow the customs of the local county bar.

Customs address questions, such as:

            Where is the closing held?

            Who holds the deposit?

            How are closing expenses and purchase price paid at closing?

A common question is “Who notifies tax collector / assessor and utilities of changes in ownership of property?”  In Hartford and Tolland County, the custom is:

ANSWER:  Utility companies require that purchaser and seller call them directly. Tax assessor and collector are notified by the Town Clerk once documents are received for recording. (Hartford County; Tolland County)

To review CATIC’s “A Guide to Closing Customs in Connecticut”, use this link:

https://www.catic.com/Consumers/Resources/ClosingCustomsCT.aspx