Norfolk County Registry of Deeds
Norfolk Registry District of the Land Court
The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds recorded land postage and document return charge has been increased to one dollar per document effective July 1, 2005. This fee, which had not been increased since 1999, has been raised to help cover increased costs associated with mailing back original documents to filers.
The Registry accepts cash and or check for recording and copy fees.
Deeds Excise Tax
An Excise Tax of $2.28 for each $500.00 and any fraction thereof, of the consideration stated on a deed or easement is required to be paid at the time of recording. For example, a deed of real estate of $155,000 requires excise taxes in the amount of $706.80 along with the recording fee. There is no excise tax due where the consideration stated is less than $100.00. An attorney check or bank check is required for excise tax fees.