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Fee Schedule

Any Recorded Land instrument sent for recording via mail or express service must include a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) in order to have the instrument returned. An Instrument without an appropriate SASE will be discarded within five business days of recording.

The Registry of Deeds does not issue change and all recordings should be submitted with the exact amount of recording fees, as enumerated below. Any individual recording sent with a check or money order that exceeds the recording fee by more than five dollars ($5.00) will be rejected and returned to the sender. Any recordings with payment amounts that exceed the recording fee by five dollars ($5.00) or less will be retained by the Registry as a handling charge.

Fee Schedule as of 3/15/03

As a result of various acts of the Massachusetts Legislature: 1) Amending MGL Ch. 262 Sec. 38 and 39; 2) Enacting Chapter 267 of the Acts of 2000 (Community Preservation Act Surcharge, $20) and; 3) Adding section 41 to MGL Ch. 36 (Deeds Technology Fund Surcharge, $5) the fees (including all surcharges) for recording or registering a document in the Barnstable Registry of Deeds or the Barnstable Registration District of the Land Court, effective March 15, 2003, are as follows:

***COUNTY EXCISE TAX INCREASE***

Effective July 1, 2009 the county excise tax will increase see State and County taxes at the bottom of this page

Recorded Land

Fee is for the entire document regardless of the number of pages.

Document Filing Fee Surcharge Total Fee
Deed or Easement $100.00* $25.00 $125.00*
Mortgage $150.00* $25.00 $175.00*
Foreclosure Deed w/Affidavit $100.00* $25.00 $125.00*
Mortgage Discharge $50.00* $25.00 $75.00*
Municipal Lien Certificate $50.00* $15.00 $65.00*
Declaration of Trust $200.00* $25.00 $225.00*
Declaration of Homestead $30.00* $5.00 $35.00*
All other instruments $50.00* $25.00 $75.00*
Marginal references (non-statutory) $1.00 none $ 1.00

Single Instruments that effect more than one prior recorded instrument and/or attempt to perform two or more separate functions will be treated as a "multiple instrument" for fee purposes, i.e. blanket assignment of mortgages - $75.00 for each mortgage assigned.


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Registry Plans

Document Filing Fee Surcharge Total Fee
Filing a plan any size, per sheet $50.00 $25.00 $75.00

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Registry Copies

INSTRUMENT COPIES
Recorded or Registered copies with or without attestation / per page $ 1.00
Ordering Deed Copies $ 3.00
Certified copies (not including per page fee) $10.00

Please note: All copy orders must be accompanied with a self-addressed stamped envelope with sufficient postage to handle your request. Any order without sufficient postage will not be processed.

PLAN COPIES
8 1/2 x 11 $ 1.00
11 x 17 $ 1.00
18 x 24 $ 2.00
24 x 36 $ 4.00
Full size $ 4.00

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Registered Land

Document Filing Fee Surcharge Total Fee
Decree (not including plan) $70.00 $25.00 $95.00
Deed (issuance of new certificate) $100.00 $25.00 $125.00
Mortgage $150.00 $25.00 $175.00
Mortgage Discharge $50.00 $25.00 $75.00
Foreclosure Deed w/Affidavit, etc. $100.00 $25.00 $125.00
Order of Court (for new certificate) $100.00 $25.00 $125.00
Notice of Adverse Claim $50.00 $25.00 $75.00
Certificate of Change of Address $20.00 $25.00 $45.00
Municipal Lien Certificate $50.00 $15.00 $65.00
Declaration of Trust $200.00 $25.00 $225.00
Declaration of Homestead $30.00 $5.00 $35.00
Old Age Assistance Liens no fee none no fee
Notation of a Document on a separate, additional certificate $50.00 $25.00 $75.00
Sewer Assessment $50.00 $5.00 $55.00
+ $5.00 for each additional certificate $5.00 none $ 5.00
Filing Registered Land Plan, per sheet $50.00 $25.00 $75.00
ALL OTHER DOCUMENTS $50.00 $25.00 $75.00

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UCC Instruments (Chapter 106)

Document Filing Fee Surcharge Total Fee
Financing Statement $20.00* $25.00 $45.00*
Continuation Statement $20.00* $25.00 $45.00*
Amendment $20.00* $25.00 $45.00*
Assignment of Financing Statement $20.00* $25.00 $45.00*
Termination Statement $20.00* $25.00 $45.00*
Correction Statement $20.00* $25.00 $45.00*

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Internet Access Account Fees

Annual Fee $50.00
Internet User Copy Fees - mail, pickup or Internet print (per page) $ 1.00

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State & County Excise Tax

An Excise tax for deeds is assessed at the rate of $6.12 per $1,000.00 of stated value. To calculate the tax, multiply the stated consideration for the deed by .00612. If the stated consideration does not end in and even $500.00 or $1,000 round the consideration up to the next $500.00 and then calculate the tax. For example: If the sales price is $30,100.00 you must round up to $30,500.00 and then multiply by .00612 to calculate the tax. If the sales price is $30,600.00 then round up to $31,000.00 and then multiply by .00612 to calculate the tax. Deeds for a value of $100.00 or less are not subject to an excise tax.

Checks for fees and excise taxes should be made out to the Barnstable Registry of Deeds. Separate checks are not required for fees and excise taxes.

Effective July 1, 2009 the combined State and County Deeds Excise Tax rate in Barnstable County per $1,000.00 of stated consideration is $6.12.

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