Dukes County Bond for Written Contract Forms (Massachusetts)

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Bond for Written Contract

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Included Forms

All Dukes County specific forms and documents listed below are included in your immediate download package:

Bond for Written Contract Form

Bond for Written Contract Form

Fill in the blank Bond for Written Contract form formatted to comply with all Massachusetts recording and content requirements.
Included document last reviewed/updated 3/1/2024

Bond for Written Contract Guide

Bond for Written Contract Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last reviewed/updated 2/6/2024

Completed Example of the Bond for Written Contract Document

Completed Example of the Bond for Written Contract Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last reviewed/updated 2/26/2024

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long does it take to get my forms?

Forms are available immediately after submitting payment.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Massachusetts or Dukes County. These could be tax related, informational, or even as simple as a coversheet. Supplemental forms are provided for free with your order where available.

How do I get my forms, are they emailed?

Forms are NOT emailed to you. Immediately after you submit payment, the Dukes County forms you order will be available for download directly from your account. You can then download the forms to your computer. If you do not already have an account, one will be created for you as part of the order process, and your login details will be sent to you. If you encounter any issues accessing your forms, please reach out to our support team for assistance.

What type of files are the forms?

All of our Dukes County Bond for Written Contract forms are PDFs. You will need to have or get Adobe Reader to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Can the Bond for Written Contract forms be re-used?

Yes. You can re-use the forms for your personal use. For example, if you have more than one property in Dukes County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Dukes County.

Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Dukes County?

Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Dukes County including margin requirements, content requirements, font and font size requirements.

Do I have to enter all of my property information online?

No. The blank forms are downloaded to your computer and you fill them out there, at your convenience.

Can I save the completed form, email it to someone?

Yes, you can save your deed form at any point with your information in it. The forms can also be emailed, blank or complete, as attachments.

Do I need any special software to use these forms?

You will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Are there any recurring fees involved?

No. Nothing to cancel, no memberships, no recurring fees.

Areas Covered by These Bond for Written Contract Forms:

  • Dukes County

Including:

  • Chilmark
  • Cuttyhunk
  • Edgartown
  • Menemsha
  • Oak Bluffs
  • Vineyard Haven
  • West Chop
  • West Tisbury

What is the Massachusetts Bond for Written Contract

Executing a surety bond is a great method to avoid ever having a lien placed on a property. A surety bond is a written promise to pay by the surety who guarantees any potential lien claimant or other party that he or she will make the necessary payments in connection with the written contract.

Any person, including the owner, with an interest in connection with a written contract may record, in the registry of deeds in the county or district where the land lies, a bond of a Massachusetts-authorized surety company in a penal sum equal to the contract sum or, if the contract does not contain a contract sum, in a penal sum equal to that person's fair estimate of the contract sum, all as set forth in the certificate on the bond. M.G.L. Ch. 254, 12.

Recording any such bond prevents any eligible claimant from attaching a lien for labor and/or materials performed under the contract in respect to which such bond is given. Id.

A valid bond for written contract identifies the parties, the location of the project, the amount of the bond, and relevant dates. Submit the completed and notarized bond document to the local recording office. Note that the register of deeds may refuse to record the bond if it fails to meet standards of form or substance, but no party to any such bond shall be discharged by any defect therein as against any party who has in good faith allowed his lien to be dissolved by lapse of time in reliance on the bond. Id.

The bond may be enforced by a civil action in the superior court or district court brought by any party in interest. Id. An attested copy of the complaint shall be filed and recorded in the registry of deeds. Id. No suit or action on the bond shall be commenced after the expiration of ninety (90) days after the claimant filed the statement. Id.

Such bond shall not create any rights which the claimant would not have had, or impair any defense which the obligors would have had, in an action to enforce a lien. Id.

This article is provided for informational purposes only and is not legal advice nor should it be used or relied upon as a substitute for the services of an attorney. Please consult with an attorney regarding any questions about filing a Bond for Written Contract or for any other issues regarding Mechanic's Liens in Massachusetts.

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The documents you receive here will meet, or exceed, the Dukes County recording requirements for formatting. If there's an issue caused by our formatting, we'll make it right and refund your payment.

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