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Worcester District Registry of Deeds
90 Front St, Worcester, Massachusetts 01608
9:00am to 4:00 pm M-F
Phone: (508) 798-7717

Worcester Northern District Registry of Deeds
Putnam Place - 166 Boulder Dr, Suite 202, Fitchburg, Massachusetts 01420
8:30 to 4:30 M-F / Recording until 4:00
Phone: (978) 342-2132

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Worcester County Massachusetts Register of Deeds

Worcester County Recorder Information

Worcester County is divided into two recording districts: Worcester North and Worcester.

Worcester Northern District includes the towns of Ashburnham, Fitchburg, Leominster, Lunenburg and Westminster.

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, and Shrew.

Recording Fees

Declaration of Homestead - $35
Declaration of Trust - $225
Deed - $125
Mortgage - $175
Mortgage Foreclosure Deed & Affidavit - $125
Mortgage Discharge - $75
Municipal Lien Certificate - $65
UCC Documents - $45
Federal Tax Liens (and related documents) - $5
Plans (per sheet) - $75
All other documents - $75
Certified Copies (per page) - $1

Excise Tax: The effective tax rate is $4.56 per $1000 or fraction thereof of taxable value, rounded up to the nearest $500. No excise tax is due when the consideration is less than $100.00.

Fees are payable by cash or check (with address and phone number), made payable to the Nantucket Registry of Deeds. A separate check is needed for the excise fee.

Recorded Land or Registered Land: Most property is Recorded Land and fees are now the same. If the document refers to a “Book and Page” number, it probably is Recorded Land. If it refers to a “Certificate of Title” number, it is probably Registered Land.
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.
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