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Welcome to the Barnstable County Registry of Deeds

Barnstable County was founded in 1685 and encompasses the land and the 15 towns that make up what is popularly known as Cape Cod.  The Barnstable County Registry of Deeds contains the over three centuries of real property ownership history for Cape Cod.

In Massachusetts, Registries of Deeds deal only with title to real property.  Other aspects of property ownership, such as building type/size, property taxes, zoning, etc. fall under the jurisdiction of the municipality where the property is located.

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***COUNTY DEEDS EXCISE TAX INCREASE EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2016***

Barnstable County Excise Tax Advisory

Effective July 1, 2016

Per Ordinance 16-05 of the Barnstable County Assembly of Delegates effective July 1, 2016 the Excise Tax rate for the Barnstable County share of the Excise assessment will increase to $3.06 per $1,000.00 of stated consideration from the present $2.70 per $1,000.00 of stated consideration. The net effect of this increase is that the total combined State and County Excise Tax rate in Barnstable County will be $6.48 per $1000.00 of stated consideration or $3.24 per $500.00.

In Barnstable County as of July 1, 2016 the Excise Tax Rate will be:

$3.06 per $1,000.00 – Barnstable County Excise

$3.42 per $1,000.00 — State Excise

$6.48 per $1,000.00 – Total Excise Due

To calculate the tax, multiply the stated consideration for the deed by .00648. If the stated consideration does not end in an even $500.00 or $1,000.00 round the consideration up to the next $500.00 and then calculate the tax.

 

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Recording Desk

Monday
8:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday
8:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesday
8:00am – 4:00pm
Thursday
8:00am – 4:00pm
Friday
8:00am – 4:00pm

*Research 7:45am-4:15pm

Helpful Information

Recording Statistics

  • Registry Recording Statistics May 2016 rod-seal

    JOHN F. MEADE, REGISTER OF DEEDS REPORT OF BARNSTABLE COUNTY REAL ESTATE ACTIVITY FOR THE MONTH OF MAY 2016 SALES VOLUME & VALUE RISE! Barnstable County Register of Deeds, John F. Meade, reports that the volume of real estate sales […]

  • Registry Recording Statistics April 2016 rod-seal

    JOHN F. MEADE, REGISTER OF DEEDS   REPORT OF BARNSTABLE COUNTY REAL ESTATE ACTIVITY   FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2016   SALES VOLUME JUMPS & VALUE RISES!   Barnstable County Register of Deeds, John F. Meade, reports that the […]

  • Registry Recording Statistics March 2016 rod-seal

      JOHN F. MEADE, REGISTER OF DEEDS   REPORT OF BARNSTABLE COUNTY REAL ESTATE ACTIVITY   FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2016   SALES VOLUME RISES & VALUE CONTINUES TO FALL!   Barnstable County Register of Deeds, John F. Meade, […]

  • Registry Recording Statistics February 2016 rod-seal

    JOHN F. MEADE, REGISTER OF DEEDS REPORT OF BARNSTABLE COUNTY REAL ESTATE ACTIVITY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2016 SALES VOLUME JUMPS & VALUE DIPS! Barnstable County Register of Deeds, John F. Meade, reports that the volume of real estate […]