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Filing & Fees

Notice: All checks must be made payable to The Registry of Deeds. – PLEASE NOTE: CHECKS EXCEEDING THE AMOUNT OF $20,000.00 MUST BY BANK CERTIFIED.

Fee Schedule :: Fees changed on December 31, 2019. CONTACT THE REGISTRY ABOUT NEW FEES IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION.

Recorded Land:

Total Fee:

Declaration of Homestead $35
Declaration of Trust $255
Deed $155
Mortgage $205
Mortgage Foreclosure Deed $155
Mortgage Discharge, Release or Partial Release $105
Municipal Lien Certificate $80
UCC Documents $75
Federal Tax Liens (and related documents) $5
Plans (per sheet) $105
All other documents $105
All other documents $1

Facility Copy Fees:

To order Document, Plan, or Registered land copies, you can do so by either:

  1. Visiting our website at masslandrecords.com ($1.00 per page); or
  2. Mail request, including a check for fees.

All records are available to view at no charge, both at the Fall River Registry of Deeds office, and online at masslandrecords.com.

Copies: $0.50 per page
Certified (Attested) Copies: $1.00 per page
Plans: $1.00 per page
Full Size Plan Copy: $10.00 per page

Fax fees:

Local: $2.00 first page, $0.75 each add’l. page.
In-State: $2.50 first page, $1.00 each add’l. page.
Out-of-State: $5.00 first page, $1.50 each add’l. Page.

Postage Fees:

All documents that require a return mailing must include a $1.00 postage fee covering up to 10 pages or a stamped, addressed return envelope.
1-10 pages $1.00
11-20 pages $2.00
21-30 pages $3.00
Please be aware that the Registry of deeds has the right
to refuse a document if it does not meet the standards or Statutory requirements.
Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 36 Section 12a