Recorder Offices in Worcester County

Worcester County Registry of Deeds, Southern District
90 Front Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01608
9:00am to 4:00 pm M-F South Worcester District includes the towns of Athol, Auburn, Barre, Berlin, Blackstone, Bolton, Brookfield, Charlton, Clinton, Douglas, Dudley, East Brookfield, Gardner, Grafton, Hardwick, Harvard, Holden, Hopedale, Hubbardston, Lancaster, Leicester, Mendon, Milford, Millbury, Millville, New Braintree, North Brookfield, Northboro, Northbridge, Oakham, Oxford, Paxton, Petersham, Phillipstown, Princeton, Royalston, Rutland, Shrew
Phone: (508) 798-7717
Worcester County Registry of Deeds, Southern District  90 Front Street,  Worcester, Massachusetts, 01608

Worcester County Registry of Deeds, Northern District Putnam Place
166 Boulder Drive, Suite 202, Fitchburg, Massachusetts 01420
8:30 to 4:00 M-F Northern District includes the towns of Ashburnham, Fitchburg, Leominster, Lunenburg and Westminster.
Phone: (978) 342-2132
Worcester County Registry of Deeds, Northern District  Putnam Place  166 Boulder Drive, Suite 202,  Fitchburg, Massachusetts, 01420

Worcester County Recorder of Deeds
Worcester County Recorder Information
Worcester County is divided into two recording districts: Worcester North and Worcester. Each registry is responsible for recording and maintaining records related to real property situated in its district.

An alphabetic list of towns and cities with their respective districts can be found on the Secretary of State's website:
Recording Fees
Recording fees are the same regardless of whether you have recorded land or registered land. The fees include all surcharges.

To record a deed, the fee is $125. To record a mortgage, there is a $175 fee.

Make all checks payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Checks should have the account holder’s telephone number and address. Personal checks over $200 will not be accepted.
Document Formatting Requirements
• On the first page of a document, leave a 3x3 space in the upper right corner. This is reserved for recording information. If a document does not contain the recorder’s information margin, an official registry document cover sheet will be attached.

• Documents should be on white paper no larger than 8.5x14 inches, and no smaller than 8.5x11. Any attachments accompanying the document must also meet these size requirements.

• Printing should be dark enough that it can scan properly. Black ink will work best for this. Documents that contain printing on both sides will not be accepted. Additionally, text should not be highlighted.

• The property address for which the deed is being recorded should appear on the first page of the document. The mailing address of the grantee(s) must be clearly stated.

• Documents must have original signatures and, if required, notarized signatures. Names must be printed underneath the signatures.

• Do not include social security numbers or other personal identification numbers on any recorded document.

• For documents referring to attached exhibits, make sure the exhibits are included. Place all exhibits and addenda at the end of the document. Reduced Registry of Deeds descriptions as attachments are not acceptable.

• Unit deed plans must be legible.

• Paperclip all multiple mage documents. Do not staple checks or letters to the documents.

• No more than 10 documents at a time will be accepted for recording.
We may be able to e-record your deed documents in Worcester County, Click Here for more information.
Worcester County Real Estate Deed Forms

Quit Claim Deed Form
Warranty Deed Form
Grant Deed Form
Easement Deed Form
Quit Claim Deed with Covenants Form
Correction Deed Form
Supplemental Documents

Stamp tax rates
Indexing Standards
Trustee Certificate

October 1, 2013
As of November 30, 2012, the Worcester District Registry of Deeds will permanently close its Fitchburg Satellite Office.

From the Registry of Deeds: "The Worcester District Registry of Deeds opened the Fitchburg Satellite Office in 2006 in order for users in the northern part of the Worcester District to record documents without the need to travel to the Registry of Deeds in Worcester. Due to the implementation of our electronic recording program, these concerns have been largely alleviated. In addition, the closure of the Satellite Office is aligned with our on-going efforts to reduce costs while providing the best possible user experience."

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