Judith A McGrath, Register
64 Court Street
Laconia, New Hampshire 03246
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
Rates & Fees
|Belknap Web Search|
It is easy and convenient for anyone to use the website created for the registries of deeds of several counties, located at nhdeeds.com. By simply using the steps that follow, you will quickly be on your way to searching the records for your property.
Note that all documents recorded in the registry of deeds are available for viewing online, including plans. Documents may be called up using a book and page number or a search of the index. Plans are indexed in the town where the property is located under street/road names as well as owner/developer.
To begin your search, go to the website located at nhdeeds.com and click on the county of your choice. We will use Belknap County as the sample.
Click on “Belknap County” and then “Search County Records” located on the left side of the screen.
A Registry Disclaimer will then appear on the screen. You must click on “Accept Agreement” at the bottom of the Disclaimer page to continue on.
A Gray Index/Image Search Application box will then appear on your screen. If you do not have Java on your PC, the application will not load. Instead you will see a page that includes information how to check for Java and contains a link to Java.com where you can obtain a free copy.
The Search Application box will contain an area to the top left where you can enter name information to do an index search, an area at the top right where you can put in a book and page or plan number if you know the document you are looking for. There is an area at the bottom right to login if you have a print charge account with the Registry.
Before continuing, you should know the difference between a “grantor” and a “grantee.” A “grantor” is the individual granting/giving/selling the property, and a “grantee” is the person getting/receiving/buying the property.
The indexes are online for searching by two separate methods: Indexes from 1955-to current day by Method 1. Indexes prior to 1955 are searched by Method 2. Directions for both methods are in the “Help Section” of the search screen.
Note the scroll down box “How to Search” with hints for your search. If you are unfamiliar with searching property records, you may want to read these hints prior to continuing.
If you know the book and page number of the document you are looking for, enter it now and then press “click here to view document.”
If you do not know the book and page number, enter the surname of the person you are searching and then a first name, if known. Then press “click here to begin search.”
The index is now on your screen. You can now look for the name you searched and highlight the document you wish to see. Click on “view document” to view it. You may use the “previous” and “next” page icons to view the entire document, or “top” and “bottom” of page buttons to view each individual page in its entirety.
When you’ve finished viewing the document, either close the document by using the “X” button on the top right-hand corner of the screen, or click on the next document you wish to view in the index on the left.
When finished with the name you selected, and you wish to search another, click the “new index selection” button and enter the new name.
Continue your search until you have viewed all the documents you wish. To exit the program, use the “X” button on the right-hand corner of the screen until you have exited the website.
If you would like copies of any documents you have viewed, you should make note of the book(s) and page number(s). You may call the Belknap County Registry fo Deeds at 527-5420 with the request or e-mail your request to email@example.com by entering this address or using the link on the home page. Copy charges are noted online at the website.
Also, available online are outlines of charges for various recording fees and tax stamps.
It is simple and convenient to search property records from the comfort of your own home or office. If you find at any time that you need assistance in your search, please do not hesitate to contact our office at (603) 527-5420 and we will be more than happy to assist you.