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Registry of Deeds
50 Obery Street, Plymouth, Massachusetts 02360
8:30 to 4:00 M-F
Phone: (508) 830-9200
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Plymouth County Massachusetts Register of Deeds

Plymouth County Recorder Information

The recorder in Plymouth County is responsible for recording and maintaining records related to real property situated in the County.

Recording Fees

The fee to record a deed, easement, or foreclosure deed with affidavit is $125.

The fee to record a mortgage is $175. A discharge of mortgage is $75.

A declaration of trust is $225.

Recording a decree in land court is $100.

The excise tax is $2.28 for $500 worth of consideration greater than $100.
Document Formatting Requirements
• Documents must be on white paper of sufficient weight to reproduce in registry scanners. The print or type must be sufficiently dark and adequately sized (10 point font) to reproduce legibly.

• Paper should not be larger than 8.5x14 inches or smaller than 8.5x11 inches. This includes attachments.

• Printing should be single-sided only.

• The first page of all documents must contain a ‘recording information area.’ This should be a 3x3 inch area in the upper right-hand corner that is free from all writing.

• Other margins should be at least 1 inch.

• All documents should contain, on the first line of print on the first page, a title that identifies the recordable event that the instrument represents.

• All deeds, with or without covenants, must be acknowledged.

• A deed that conveys title to two individuals as tenants by the entirety may be recorded even when there is no mention of husband and wife or married to each other or similar language.

• Documents should not contain full social security numbers. Documents with this information will be rejected.

• The address (street number, street name, town and condominium unit number if applicable) of the property on a deed, mortgage, or a discharge of mortgage shall be typed or printed clearly in a prominent location on the first page of the document.

• The mailing address of the grantee on a deed must be clearly stated in the document.

• The acknowledgment of a deed or other written instrument required to be acknowledged shall be by one or more of the parties signing the document.

• The Registry of Deeds will not record photocopies unless they are certified copies.

• On a deed or mortgage, only the names of the grantors who have signed the instrument will be indexed.

• A document that accomplishes more than one function shall be treated and charged as multiple documents.

• Massachusetts imposes an excise tax upon the transfer of any deed, instrument, or other writing whereby realty is conveyed to a purchaser. This is based on the consideration given for the property and applies, whenever the consideration, exclusive of the value of any lien or encumbrance remaining on the property, is greater than $100. The tax is paid by the person making or signing the deed and is evidenced by a stamp affixed to it. The amount of consideration must be listed on the deed.

• Names shall be stamped, typed, or printed beneath all signatures.
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