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Document Fees

The Registry accepts cash and checks. (No Credit Cards)








  • Declaration of Homestead - $35.00
  • Declaration of Trust - $225.00
  • Deed - $125.00
  • Federal Tax Liens - $05.00
  • Mortgage - $175.00
  • Mortgage Foreclosure Deed & Affidavit - $125.00
  • Mortgage Discharge/Partial Release of Mortgage - $75.00
  • Municipal Lien Certificate - $65.00
  • Plans (recorded per sheet) - $75.00
  • UCC Documents - $45.00
  • All Other Documents - $75.00
  • Document Copies (per page) - $01.00
  • Plan Copies (per sheet/any size) - $03.00
  • TAX STAMPS $4.56 PER THOUSAND (no tax when consideration is under $100)

Main Features

  1. Standardizes fees for Recorded and Registered Land.
  2. Fee is for the entire document regardless of the number of pages.
  3. Standardizes recording fees for plans.
  4. Single documents that effect more than one instrument or certificate, and/or attempt to perform two or more separate functions will be treated as a “multiple instrument” for fee purposes, i.e. blanket assignments of mortgages will be charged $75.00 for each mortgage assigned.

Indexing Standards








  • By law the registry of deeds can only record original documents or documents certified by a court or another registry.
  • If required, documents must be signed with an original signature and properly notarized. Names should be legibly printed or typed under all signatures to facilitate indexing.
  • Deeds and mortgages must reference the Book and Page of the deed associated with the property.
  • Deeds must state the amount of consideration and have the property address written along the side.
  • Releases and Discharges: include the book and page number of the affected mortgage or lien document.
  • Documents must be on white paper and no larger than 8.5 inches by 14 inches
  • Documents must be printed on one side only
  • Printing on a document must be sufficient in size and darkness to be reproduced on microfilm and the registry's scanners.
  • Documents must have a sufficient margin on all sides and a recording information area in the upper right hand corner measuring three inches square. If the document does not have enough room for official registry information to be imprinted a registry cover sheet is required.









Corporate Certificates








State Certificates concerning Corporations & Limited Liability Company's. Instructions to have your State Certificate sent to the Hampden County Registry of Deeds)

  1. Browse to
  2. Click on "Certificate Request Form"
  3. Select the Certificate you would like to recieve at the Hampden County Registry of Deeds.
  4. Under "SPECIAL FILING INSTRUCTIONS" type "I request my certificate to be sent to Hampden County Registry of Deeds"
  5. Fill in any additional information and submit the form.
  6. Pick up the certificate at the administration desk within the Registry