Worcester Northern District Registry of Deeds Information:

Putnam Place
166 Boulder Drive, Suite 202
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Tel: 978-342-2132

Office Hours:

Research: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Recordings: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

About us:



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Estate Tax Lien

Excise Tax Calculator

Massachusetts Land Records:

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Homestead Protections:

Protect Your Home Q & A (PDF)
in English
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Declaration of Homestead for Homes Owned by Natural Persons Form (PDF)

Declaration of Homestead for Homes Owned by Trustee(s) Form (PDF)


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Massachusetts Deed Indexing Standards (PDF)

Massachusetts Document Formatting Standards, Effective 01/01/08 (PDF)

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Worcester Northern District
Registry of Deeds

Excise Tax Calculator


Consideration of Deed:

(4.56 * $1,000.00)


Total Excise to Add:

In Massachusetts an Excise Stamp Tax (MGL c.64D, s.1) shall apply to deeds, instruments or writings whereby any lands, tenements or other realty sold shall be granted, assigned, transferred or otherwise conveyed to, or vested in, the purchaser...when the consideration of the interest or property conveyed, exclusive of the value of any lien or encumbrance remaining thereon at the time of sale. The effective tax rate is $2.28 for each $500 or fraction thereof of taxable value. There is no excise tax due where the consideration stated is less than $100.00.