Acton | | Arlington Ashby| Ashland | Ayer | Bedford | Belmont | Boxborough | | Burlington Cambridge | Concord | Everett | Framingham | Groton | Holliston | Hopkinton | Hudson | | of Lexington Lincoln | Littleton | Malden | Marlborough | Maynard | Medford | Melrose | Natick | Newton | North Reading | Pepperell | Read | Sherborn | Shirley | Somerville | Stoneham | Stowing | | Sudbury Townsend| Wakefield | Waltham | Watertown | Wayland | Weston | Winchester | Woburn registration fee regardless of the number of pages. Declaration of Family Property $35 Declaration of Trust $255 Deed $155 Mortgage $205 Mortgage Foreclosure and Affidavit $155 Mortgage release, release or partial release $105 Certificate of Municipal Lien $80 UCC documents (up to 2 debtors) $75 Federal tax privileges (and related documents) $5 plans (per sheet) $105 All other documents $105 Non-statutory margin references are $1. Certified copies cost $1 per page. Registered country or registered country: Most properties are registered and the fees are now the same. If the document refers to a “Book and Page” number, it is probably registered land. If it is a “Certificate of Title” number, it is likely registered land. Excise tax: The effective tax rate is $4.56 per $1,000, a fraction of the assessed value. No excise tax will be payable if the consideration reported is less than $100.00. Provide yourself with a stamped envelope. Fees are payable in cash or by cheque. Cheques must be of an exact amount and may be made payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. A telephone number and address must be noted on cheques. The registry will not provide the registrar with paper copies of ANY document or plan.
All documents are available on www.masslandrecords.com. If certified true copies are required, please send a request and include a cheque for $1 per page and a self-addressed, stamped envelope. If you need help with copies of old plans, send an email to [email protected]. All fees are payable in advance and may include additional fees. Please write cheques to Land Court or the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Information about electronic registration (a service for lawyers and securities firms) and a list of 3rd party providers can be found here. Documents must be contained in the plan tube. Separate checks must be attached for the planning department and supporting documents.
– The documents must be on white paper of sufficient weight to be reproduced in the scanners of the register. – All documents and attachments must be on paper not exceeding 8.5 inches by 14 inches. – The printing is done on one side only; Double-sided pages are not accepted. – Documents containing print, handwriting or other marks must appear dark enough to be reproduced legibly on standard register scanners. – Margins on all pages of the document must be large enough to be reproduced legibly on standard register scanners. – The first page of all pages of the document must contain a “record information area” in the upper right corner, three inches from the top of the document and three inches from the right edge of the document, free of any writing or printing. – If the document does not contain a “records information area” (a space on the first page of approximately 1″ x 2-5/8″ to attach the barcode label), an official cover page of the registry document must be attached. – The document must be signed with an original signature and, if necessary, notarized. The names of signatories and notaries must be printed below the signature. The expiry date of the notary is required.
– The real estate address must appear in the left margin for mortgages, deeds, mortgage dismissals and death certificates, unless the address appears on the first page. – The name and address of the declaration must be indicated on the front of the first page of each document. – Do not include Social Security numbers or personal identification numbers on a registered document. – Do not highlight the text of the document. – If a document refers to an attachment, make sure the exhibit is included and place all parts and supplements at the end of the document. – Reduced descriptions of document registers as annexes are not acceptable. – Standard instruments must be legible. Reproducible copies of floor plans will be rejected if they are not compliant. – Cut out all documents from several pages. (Do not attach cheques or letters to the document(s) – No more than 10 documents may be accepted for registration at a time.
In addition: Please note the appropriate client relationship (if applicable) and mailing address of the fellows. The total number of pages in a document should be noted in the upper left corner of the first page. The return address must be noted on the first page of each document (RETURN CODES ARE NO LONGER APPLICABLE) Plans are now stored separately in the planning department. Plans must be recorded prior to documentation and a separate audit is required to capture the plan. The Massachusetts County Court has statewide jurisdiction over property ownership registration, foreclosure, and reimbursement of property tax privileges. The court exercises general control over the land registers registered in each register of deeds. The register of acts serves as deputy registrar of the tribunal de grande instance. The registered land division is a separate department from the registered land division in the register of deeds. The registry is open for research purposes. All captured documents can be found online at www.masslandrecords.com/MiddlesexSouth. A research guide can be found here.
Customers/couriers entering the register are only allowed to leave their registration packages (documents, cheques, return envelopes) in the outer box or at the reception desk on the second floor. Middlesex County is divided into two host districts: North and South Middlesex. The Northern District includes the towns of Billerica, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Dracut, Dunstable, Lowell, Tewksbury, Tyngsborough, Westford and Wilmington. The Southern District includes the towns of Acton, Arlington, Ashby, Ashland, Ayer, Bedford, Belmont, Boxborough, Burlington, Cambridge, Concord, Everett, Framingham, Groton, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hudson, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Malden, Marlboro, Maynard, Medford, Melrose, Natick, Newton, North Reading, Pepperell, Reading, Sherborn, Shirley, Somerville, Stoneham, Stow, Sudbury, Townsend, Wakefield, Waltham, Watertown and Wayland. Admission fees are now the same whether you own registered land or registered land. Most properties are registered land. If the document you`re trying to save refers to a “book and page” number, you probably have land registered. If your document refers to a “certificate of title” number, you probably have a registered country. Closures are permitted on the first floor of the registry. After closing, ready-made packages must be deposited on the second floor with a check or money order.
Cash is not accepted. Registry staff do not open or process documents until the client has left the company. The original documents of registered properties are legally required to be kept by the registry. Registered land documents will be returned by mail (all packages must include a stamped envelope). The Registered Land Section of South Middlesex currently holds all registered documents, including the original deed. A transfer certificate is issued indicating all mortgages, liens, charges, etc. on the certificate. Documents stored in the saved area are assigned document numbers, not book and page numbers. Registered land registers, photos, indexes, deeds and plans are available in the register and online at Masslandrecords.com from 1899 to the present.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts budget for fiscal year 2020 included a provision to increase the funding available to cities through the Community Preservation Act (CPA). The budget, signed by Governor Baker, included the following wording to amend the sections of the L.G.M. and increase the fees charged in the registers of deeds for the CPA. Customer service is our top priority at the Middlesex South County Registry of Deeds. If you need help signing up for the consumer notification service, please email us. All recorded documents can be viewed and printed on www.masslandrecords.com. For search instructions, click here. All victims of fraud should contact local law enforcement agencies. See the uniform fee schedule for other costs that may give rise to legal proceedings.
You are NOT on the official Middlesex County website, you are on Deeds.com, a private website that is not affiliated with any government agency. The effective tax rate is $2.28 per $500, a fraction of the assessed value. No excise tax will be payable if the consideration reported is less than $100.00. For more information on fee and bond increases effective after July 1, 2022, please see the District Court Notice Letter sent to all current members of the FGA`s list of tax examiners, municipal and private plaintiffs, and attorneys. There are companies that provide owners with a certified copy of their deed for a price of $83.00.