Kelley J. Monahan, Register
3855 Dartmouth College Highway North Haverhill, New Hampshire 03774
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
E-Recording: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Rates & Fees
Grafton County FAQs
WHO IS THE GRANTOR / GRANTEE?
A “grantor” is the individual granting/giving/selling the property, and a “grantee” is the person getting/receiving/buying the property.
HOW DO I OBTAIN A COPY FROM THE REGISTRY?
There are various ways to obtain copies from Grafton County Registry of Deeds.
2A. ONE-TIME REQUEST WITHOUT INTERNET ACCESS
Write a note with your requested volume and page and grantor/grantee, if known, and send it along with proper payment to the office. Request will be mailed the same day it is received.
2B. ONE-TIME REQUEST WITH INTERNET ACCESS
Utilize the Tapestry link on the welcome page to request an immediate copy for a one-time charge of $5.95 plus $1.50 per page.
2C. FREQUENT REQUESTER
Set up a charge account with the Grafton Registry of Deeds, and simply call whenever a copy is needed. The charge will added to your account, and billed to you at the end of the month. The copy will either be mailed or faxed to you immediately.
Copy charges for the above services are $1 per page plus postage. Certification is an additional $2.
Faxed copies are $2 per sheet.
2D. WANT COPIES IMMEDIATELY AND FREQUENTLY
Subscribe to our website at a cost of $120 annual maintenance fee, paid in advance. Copies may then be printed directly from the website, at a rate of $1 per page which will be billed to you monthly.
HOW DO I ADD OR CHANGE A NAME ON MY DEED?
The only way to change or add a name to a deed is by having a new deed prepared. We cannot do this for you. We suggest that you consult a lawyer to prepare the document.
HOW DO I FIND A PLAN OF MY LAND?
Not all deeds have plans that accompany them. If your property is part of a subdivision, a plan is probably available and we will help you locate it. If a former owner had the property surveyed, we will show you how to use the plan index to locate it.
I NEED TO KNOW HOW MUCH I PAID FOR MY PROPERTY. CAN YOU TELL ME?
When you purchased the property, you paid a transfer tax based on the selling price. The tax rate has changed over the years and a schedule of the various rates is available. The date of the deed will determine the rate at the time of your purchase and the tax stamp can be converted to a selling price.
I HAD A LIEN AGAINST ME WHICH HAS NOW BEEN PAID AND WAS TOLD YOU WILL RELEASE ME.
We do not originate any records here, our function is to record documents brought to this office and cannot release any liens without a proper written release or discharge. An original release must be obtained from the party that placed the lien against you and then recorded with the Registry to remove the lien from the title. The original records are never removed but become part of the title of the property. An abstractor researching the records would find the lien has been satisfied once the release is recorded.
I WANT TO KNOW WHO OWNS A PIECE OF PROPERTY. YOU HAVE ALL THE LAND RECORDS, CAN YOU TELL ME
All records in the Registry are indexed by owner’s name, not a property address. You must have a name and if not, then you should contact the city assessor or the town tax collector where the property is located. They will have the property owner’s name listed for that property.
We recommend that you consult with a lawyer for all legal matters pertaining to preparing, interpreting and changing the records.