Coos| Recording Requirements

Coos County

Leon H. Rideout, Registrar
55 School Street , Suite 103
Lancaster, New Hampshire 03584
Phone: 603-788-2392
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

E-Recording 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
In-Office Recording 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

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Coos County Recording Requirements

General Recording Requirements


A. ORIGINAL document on material with markings, three inches (3″) of space on the 1st page of all documents and of a size to insure suitable permanent recording. A cover sheet must be provided if you do not have the proper spacing.

(NH RSA 478:4 Recording requirement)

B. Contains the Following Information;
The latest mailing address of the grantees named in the deed or instrument.
The names of all municipalities in which the property is located in the first descriptive sentence, followed by description.
The names of each person signing the deed or instrument as party to the transaction, printed or typed under the signature.

(NH RSA 478:4a Form of Recording)

This statute does not allow the recording of deeds and instruments if the above information is not included within the deed or instrument.

C. Transfer tax applied to all deeds of conveyance unless specific RSA of exemption is stated on deed.

D. L-CHIP surcharge fee due at the time of recording on:
Mortgage discharge
Plan (per set not sheet)

E. Name of Justice printed under signature (eff. 1/2000)

F. Please review RSA478:4a, II “Uniform Standards for document recordings” adopted 12/1/2001.

A. Plans must be on Mylar if drawn after January 1, 1988 and must be legible and reproducible.
17″ x 22″
17″ x 24″
22″ x 34″
24″ x 36″

(See NHRSA 676:18 and NHRSA 478:la)

B. Plans must be signed and sealed by a licensed land surveyor and have original signatures in permanent ink.

C. No shading or colors allowed.

D. Original signatures and proper approvals as required, with names of each person signing the plan printed under the signature.

E. Upper right hand corner will be for the exclusive use of the Registry of Deeds for recording data.
(3″ x 2″ block works best)