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Home Recording Requirements
Massachusetts Recording Requirements PDF Print E-mail
BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
  FORM REQUIREMENTS:
 
Paper:
  •  8 1/2" by 11" accepted
  • 8 1/2" by 14" (maximum accepted)

Deeds/Subordination Agreement:

  • No required forms
  • Legal Description
  • Previous Recorded Information Required
Non-Standard Fee:
  • Not Accepted
 
Lost Affidavit:
 
Margins:
  •  First Page: 3" Top 5" Top-Right; 1" other sides.
  • Other Pages: 1"
   
Death Certificate:
  • No affidavit required
Print:
  •  Black Ink
  • 10 point font minimum
   
Power of Attorney:
  •  Original Only(copies not accepted)
  • Must show recorded date
Preparer Info:
  • Not Required
   
Envelopes:
  •  Not required for Plymouth, Middlesex/SD, and Essex/ND
Vesting:
  •  Must conform throughout instrument
   COMMON REJECTION REASONS:
Martial Status:
  •  Not Required
 
  •  Book & Page/Torrens & Document number missing
APN/PID Number:
  • Not Required
 
  •  Notary issues
Witnesses:
  •  None required
   
Printed Names:
  • Not Required
   
Legal:
  • Must have previous recorded deed information listed
  • Include state, county, and in 1st paragraph
  • Land Court Systems: requries Torrens number and Document number to be listed
   
Notary:
  • Date of Acknowledgment
  • Expiration of Date of Notary (must be included in Stamp/Seal)
  • Stamp or Seal
   

SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS:

The following counties require that the district be specified:

  • Bristol - North, South, or Fall River
  • Middlesex - North or South
  • Worchester - North or Worchester
  • Berkshire - North, South, or Middle
  • Essec - North or South

Plymouth County does not require Title Reference on mortgages

 

 

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