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Belknap County, NH

Judith A McGrath, Register
64 Court Street
Laconia, New Hampshire 03246
Tel. (603)527-5420
Office Hours – Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
E-Recording 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
In-Office Recording 8:00 am – 3:45 pm

General Inquiries:

Welcome to Belknap County

Effective March 27, 2020 at 11:59 PM,
All Recordings must be filed electronically through Simplifile,
or mailed through FedEx, UPS or USPS.

This office will be CLOSED to the public until further notice.

If you need a copy of a recorded document or have questions or concerns, please contact the registry for further assistance at (603) 527-5420.

As this situation continues to evolve, you are asked to check our website for updated information.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we work together to minimize the risks of COVID-19 in our community.

Judith McGrath, Register
Belknap County Registry of Deeds


The recording of important documents is one of the oldest functions performed by government. Centuries before the birth of Christ, the practice of stamping an official seal on documents was common.

The Registry of Deeds is the office that processes information as it relates to the selling & buying of real property. It is a public office open to the legal profession and general public for researching the records. In addition to deeds, mortgages, liens and attachments, there are many other types of documents pertaining to land records filed with the Registry, for example covenants for developments, condo association by-laws etc. Plans of surveyed/subdivided property are also found in the records.

This office provides information to the 10 towns and 1 city in Belknap County, regarding the sale of properties for tax purposes. There is a great deal of information available in the early volumes and anyone interested in genealogy may find it useful to research the records.

The official records dating back to 1765, are maintained at the Registry of Deeds located at 64 Court Street, Laconia, NH 03246. Researchers visiting the office during regular business hours have access to all records, indexes, plans as well as document images. Indexes are computerized from 1954 to present with all images available for printing.

The Register of Deeds is a constitutional officer, elected to a two-year term by the citizens of Belknap County. The Register of Deeds serves as custodian and manager of a large number of public records on a day to day basis and is charged with the integrity, completeness and safekeeping of these public records. The process of recording documents is mandated and governed by the State of New Hampshire. All documents are stored at two offsite secure locations, on two different types of media, to insure we are able to recreate the records in the event of a disaster.