Effective May 1, 2013, the Barnstable Registry will begin returning original Recorded Land Instruments in hand at the time of recording. We will no longer be collecting postage fees for instrument return. We also will be eliminating the practice of time stamping copies and recording sheets.
Any Recorded Land Instrument sent in for recording via USPS or private courier (UPS, Fedex etc.) must contain a self addressed stamped return envelope (SASE) or the instrument will not be returned to you.
The registry will hold original instruments without SASE for 5 business days. All unclaimed instruments will be discarded after that period.