Updated Fee Schedule

(effective December 31, 2019)

Document Type
Price*
Declaration of Homestead $35
Declaration of Trust $255
Deed $155
Mortgage $205
Mortgage Foreclosure Deed & Affidavit $155
Mortgage Discharge, Release or Partial Release $105
Municipal Lien Certificate $80
UCC Documents (up to 2 debtors) $75
Federal Tax Liens (and related documents) $5
Plans (per sheet) $105
All other Documents $105
Certified Copies (per page) $1

Notice of Statewide Recording Fee Changes

Effective December 31, 2019 the Legislature increased the statewide recording fees for the Community Preservation Act. Due to the enactment of the FY20 State Budget the surcharge will increase from $10 to $25 and from $20 to $50. Any recordings submitted postmarked December 30, 2019 or earlier may be accepted at the $10/$20 rate.

More information on the Community Preservation Act.

For further details, please see the amended legislature below:

SECTION 29. Section 8 of chapter 44B of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 3, 8 and 23, the figure "$20" and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following figure:- $50.

SECTION 30. Said section 8 of said chapter 44B, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 10, 14 and 24, the figure "$10" and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following figure:- $25.

SECTION 105. The commissioner of revenue shall notify the registers of deeds, the assistant recorders and the joint committee on revenue of the new surcharge amounts established in sections 29 and 30. All documents or instruments received by the registers of deeds and assistant recorders that are postmarked prior to the effective date of said sections 29 and 30 shall be subject to the fee surcharge applicable under section 8 of chapter 44B of the General Laws that was in effect before that date.

SECTION 107. Sections 29 and 30 shall take effect on December 31, 2019.