Franklin County Registry & Recorder of Deeds | Record Title Documents Online Here! | Fees | Phone | ME.

Scott A. Cote, Register of Deeds

Courthouse
425 Main Street, P.O. Box 1495
Greenfield, MA 01302-1495
Tel: 413-772-0239
Fax: 413-774-7150

Franklin County Recorder of Deeds office invites you to e-Record your title documents ONLINE! Liens, Mortgages, Assignments, Releases and more! Save yourself a trip to county offices. Go Green this Year! Credit Cards Accepted! Online Checks!

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Announcing a New internet service to Property Owners and Non Attorneys in Franklin County, Maine.

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Documents that have traditionally been delivered or mailed to the Clerk & comptroller of Court by runner, express mail or courier services can now be processed with e-Recording, simplifying and accelerating all aspects of the recording process. The most commonly e-Recorded documents are Mechanic’s Liens, Notices, Release of Lien, Deeds, Mortgages, Assignment of Mortgages, Notice of Commencements, and Satisfactions of Mortgages.
Documents that have traditionally been delivered or mailed to the Clerk & comptroller of Court by runner, express mail or courier services can now be processed with e-Recording, simplifying and accelerating all aspects of the recording process. The most commonly e-Recorded documents are Mechanic’s Liens, Notices, Release of Lien, Deeds, Mortgages, Assignment of Mortgages, Notice of Commencements, and Satisfactions of Mortgages.

With e-Recording, the submitter scans the document and uses a vendor application to upload the document and associated data. No special equipment is required, just a computer with high speed internet access and a scanner. Original documents never leave the submitter’s possession since they are scanned for submission.

E-Recording documents can be tracked through the entire process. Documents are recorded the same day, if submitted during regular business hours. Once the document is accepted, you can immediately retrieve an image that includes the recorder’s stamp from eRecorderofdeeds.com.

Franklin County Recording Information

Document Formatting Requirements
• A deed must be acknowledged by the grantor or by one of the persons executing the instrument. A certificate of acknowledgment or proof of execution must be endorsed on the deed or attached to it.

• Use white paper that is either 8.5 x 1 1 inches or 8.5 x 14 inches.

• A deed should contain, in addition to the name of the grantee, the grantee’s mailing address.

• Beneath the signature of the grantor, grantee, and person taking acknowledgment, the name of each person signing should be printed or typed. Names that are used for indexing must be indexed as they appear typed or printed under each signature.

• When the register of deeds receives an instrument, they will certify on the instrument the day, hour, and minute when it was received for recording, along with the book and page number where the document is located. If there is not sufficient room on the deed for the placement of such information, the register of deeds will add an additional page, for which an extra $2 can be charged.

• The marital status of grantors to the conveyance should be stated in the deed.

• A separate declaration of value must be filed for each transfer of a controlling interest in the county where the real property is located in order to determine the transfer tax, which is based on the value of the property. For exempt transfers, check with the Maine Department of Revenue.

Recording Fees

First page – $19.00 plus $3.00 surcharge (state government and municipalities are exempt from surcharge)

Each additional page – $2.00 per page.

Names in excess of four to be indexed – $1.00 per name (please count all grantors, grantees, aka’s, trustees, dba’s, partners, nominees)

Marginal references to prior documents – $13.00 each after the first one.

Transfer tax – based on the value of the property as set forth in the declaration of value, $2.20 for each $500 or fraction thereof and imposed in equal parts on the grantor and grantee, unless transfer is exempt.

Registry of Deeds Fee Schedule

(effective March 15, 2003)

Registry of Deeds Downloadable Fee Schedule (PDF)

Document Type Price*
Declaration of Homestead $35
Declaration of Trust $225
Deed $125
Mortgage $175
Mortgage Foreclosure Deed & Affidavit $125
Mortgage Discharge, Release or Partial Release (if recorded before July 14, 2003) $30
Mortgage Discharge, Release or Partial Release (recorded July 14, 2003 or thereafter) $75
Municipal Lien Certificate $65
UCC Documents $45
Federal Tax Liens (and related documents) $5
Plans (per sheet) $75
All other documents $75
Certified Copies (per page) $1

*includes all surcharges

Main Features:
  • Standardizes fees for Recorded and Registered Land
  • Fee is for entire document regardless of number of pages
  • Eliminates charge for extra marginal references
  • Standardizes recording fees for plans