Northern Essex District Registry of Deeds Contact Information:

354 Merrimack Street
Suite #304 (Entry C)
Lawrence, MA 01843

Tel: 978-683-2745
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Fee Schedule

As a result of Chapter 4 of the Acts of 2003, adding Section 31 of Chapter 9; inserting Section 2JJJ; amending Sections 38 & 39 of Chapter 262, the following fee schedule is effective March 15, 2003.

Document

Filing Fee

C.P. Surcharge

R.D. Surcharge

Total

RECORDED LAND:

Deed

$100.00

$20.00

$5.00

$125.00

Mortgage

150.00

20.00

5.00

175.00

Mortgage Foreclosure Deed&Affidavit

100.00

20.00

5.00

125.00

Mortgage Discharge (Before 7/13/03)

10.00

20.00

None

30.00

Mortgage Discharge (7/14/03 or thereafter)

50.00

20.00

5.00

75.00

Declaration of Trust

200.00

20.00

5.00

225.00

Declaration of Homestead

30.00

None

5.00

35.00

Plan:

50.00 per sheet

20.00 per sheet

5.00 per sheet

75.00 per sheet

Municipal Lien Certificate

50.00

10.00

5.00

65.00

All Other Documents

50.00

20.00

5.00

75.00

REGISTERED LAND:

Decree (issuance of original certificate)

70.00

20.00

5.00

95.00

DeedorOrder (issuance of new certificate)

100.00

20.00

5.00

125.00

Mortgage

150.00

20.00

5.00

175.00

Mortgage Discharge (before 7/14/03)

30.00

20.00

none

50.00

Mortgage Discharge (7/14/03 or thereafter)

50.00

20.00

5.00

75.00

Mortgage Foreclosure Deed, Affidavit

100.00

20.00

5.00

125.00

Declaration of Trust

200.00

20.00

5.00

225.00

Adverse Claim

50.00

20.00

5.00

75.00

Notings on each Certificate

50.00

20.00

5.00

75.00

Declaration of Homestead

30.00

None

5.00

35.00

Municipal Lien Certificate

50.00

10.00

5.00

65.00

All Other Documents

50.00

20.00

5.00

75.00

Plan:

50.00 per sheet

20.00 per sheet

5.00 per sheet

75.00 per sheet

Sewer Assessments

50.00

20.00

5.00

75.00

+ 5.00 for each additional certificate

5.00

None

None

5.00

Lien, old age assistance

No Fee

None

None

No Fee

UCC Instruments (Chapter 106):
Chapter 26 Acts of 2001 - Effective July 1, 2001

Financing Statement

20.00

20.00

5.00

45.00

Continuation Statement

20.00

20.00

5.00

45.00

Amendment

20.00

20.00

5.00

45.00

Assignment of Financing Statement

20.00

20.00

5.00

45.00

Termination Statement

20.00

20.00

5.00

45.00

Corrections Statement

20.00

20.00

5.00

45.00

The UCC fees includes the names of two debtors. There is an additional fee of $20.00 for each additional debtor thereafter.

Federal Tax Liens and Releases (Chapter 36, sec. 24):

Tax Lien

5.00

None

None

5.00

Release

5.00

None

None

5.00

Mass. Tax Liens (Sec. 16, Ch. 151A)

No Fee

None

None

No Fee

Mass. Child Support Liens (Sec. (6)(b)(2), Ch. 119A)

No Fee

None

None

No Fee

Mass. Medical Liens (Sec.34, Ch. 118E)

No Fee

None

None

No Fee

See Sec. 8, Ch. 44B (C.P. Surcharge)

See D.O.R., TIR 00-12

Copies:

For all copies of documents, whether copies out of books or generated electronically, $1.00 per page, and all coin operated copy machines shall be $.50 per page.

Fees for copies of plans shall be determined by the size of the plan with a minimum fee of $1.00.

Mail:

All documents received by the Registers which are postmarked prior to March 15, 2003, shall be recorded under the fee structure in effect prior to March 15, 2003.

Main Features:

Mail postmarked by March 15, 2003, recorded under old fees

Standardized fees for Recorded and Registered Land

Fee is for entire document regardless of number of pages

Eliminstaes charge for extra marginal references

Standardizes recording fees for plans