Northern Bristol County Registry of Deeds

Barry J. Amaral, Register

Registry News

Property Fraud Alert

In an effort to reduce the risk of real estate fraud, The Bristol County North Registry of Deeds now offers a free Property Fraud Alert. Property owners can register to receive a notification each time a document is registered in their name. For more information, please use the link below.

Property Fraud Alert Registration


Electronic Recording

The Registry offers Electronic Filing for both Recorded Land and Registered Land Documents.
Plans are NOT accepted via electronic recording.

For more information, please contact one of our electronic recording partners:

CSC
866-652-0111
erecording@cscglobal.com
www.erecording.com/
Simplifile
800-460-5657
www.simplifile.com

Credit Card Acceptance

The Bristol County North Registry of Deeds is now accepting payments by credit card or debit card for government services. So that the Registry receives 100% of the billed amount, a "service fee" (which covers the cost of processing the credit card or debit card) will be assessed to the paying party. The Registry does not earn any revenue from the service fee. The Bristol County North Registry of Deeds has entered into an agreement with a third party, CardX, to provide the processing of credit card and debit card payments. CardX will calculate the processing cost of a credit/debit card presented for payment and apply that cost as the service fee. The service fee is calculated based on the cost to accept the card you use for payment. As a result, consumers with low-cost cards pay a lower fee. This payment option is provided as a service to our customers who may elect to choose this form of payment.


NOTICE OF RECORDING FEE CHANGES

Effective December 31, 2019 the Legislature increased the statewide recording fees for the Community Preservation Act. Due to the enactment of the FY20 State Budget the surcharge will increase from $10 to $25 and from $20 to $50. Any recordings submitted postmarked December 30, 2019 or earlier may be accepted at the $10/$20 rate.

More information on the Community Preservation Act.

For further details, please see the amended legislature below: SECTION 29. Section 8 of chapter 44B of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 3, 8 and 23, the figure "$20" and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following figure:- $50.

SECTION 30. Said section 8 of said chapter 44B, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 10, 14 and 24, the figure "$10" and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following figure:- $25.

SECTION 105. The commissioner of revenue shall notify the registers of deeds, the assistant recorders and the joint committee on revenue of the new surcharge amounts established in sections 29 and 30. All documents or instruments received by the registers of deeds and assistant recorders that are postmarked prior to the effective date of said sections 29 and 30 shall be subject to the fee surcharge applicable under section 8 of chapter 44B of the General Laws that was in effect before that date.

SECTION 107. Sections 29 and 30 shall take effect on December 31, 2019.



In accordance with the Massachusetts Deeds Indexing Standards, documents must only be printed on one side of the paper, double-sided pages will not be accepted. In the past, we have accepted double-sided pages. Please plan accordingly. For more information on the current Massachusetts Deeds Indexing Standards, please click on the link in the menu at the left of the page.





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