Massachusetts and Barnstable County Indexing Standards
The Massachusetts Registers and Assistant Registers of Deeds Association Indexing Standards encourage uniformity in recording and land records practices in Massachusetts. It is important to recognize, however, that because of historical development of local and regional practices over many years, there are specific instances in which local registry policy and practice may be different from the general rules set forth in the Indexing Standards. The link below provides the current text of the Barnstable County Variations of the Massachusetts Indexing Standards.
Barnstable County Indexing Standards
Massachusetts Land Court Guidelines
Land Court Chief Title Examiner Memos (supplement to Guidelines).