Fee Schedule – Excise Tax

Norfolk County Registry of Deeds and Norfolk Registry District of the Land Court Fee Schedule

Please note: The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds recorded land postage and document return charge is one dollar per document. This fee helps cover increased costs associated with mailing back original documents to filers.

The Registry accepts cash and or checks for recording and copy fees, payable to: Norfolk County Registry of Deeds. Please note: If a document needs to be recorded in the Land Court AND in the Registry, a separate check is required for each side. One for the Land Court fees and one for the Registry fees, both payable to the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds.

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. A separate check, which must be an attorney’s check or a bank check, is required for the Excise Tax, along with a check for the recording fees. All checks should be made payable to the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds. There is no excise tax due where the consideration is less than $100.00.

Fee Schedule
Documents

*Registry Fee
(Recorded Land)
*$1.00 mailing cost is  included in fee

Land Court Fee
(Registered Land)

Deed

$156.00

$155.00

Mortgage

$206.00

$205.00

Foreclosure Deed and Affidavit

$156.00

$155.00

Mortgage Discharge (per marginal reference)

$106.00

$105.00

Declaration of Homestead

$36.00

$35.00

Declaration of Trust

$256.00

$255.00

Municipal Lien Certificate

$81.00

$80.00

UCC Filings

$76.00

$75.00

Federal Tax Liens and Releases

$5.00

$5.00

Sewer Assessment

$106.00

$105.00

Sewer Assessment (add’l certificates) – Land Court  Only

N/A

$5.00

Additional Document/Certificate References

$106.00

$105.00

Recording of Plans – Per sheet

$105.00

$105.00

All other Documents

$106.00

$105.00

Copies of Documents – Per page

For copies ordered by mail, $1.00 per page plus $1.00 for postage per document.

$1.00

$1.00

Time-stamped Documents – Land Court Only

N/A

$1.00

Plan Copies

$2.00

$2.00

The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds will be closed on Thursday, July 4th in celebration of Independence Day. We are open Friday, July 5th.

The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds is closed Today, July 4th in celebration of Independence Day. We are open Friday, July 5th.