Rockingham County, NH
Cathy Ann Stacey, Register
Becky Burns, Deputy Register
Physical Address: | Mailing Address:
10 Route 125 | P.O. Box 896
Brentwood, NH 03833 | Kingston, NH 03848
Tel. (603)642-5526| Fax (603)642-5930
Office hours – Monday through Friday8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Recording Line Closes at 3:30 pm
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|Frequently Asked Questions|
1-HOW DO I OBTAIN A COPY FROM THE REGISTRY?
2-HOW DO I ADD OR CHANGE A NAME ON MY DEED?
3-HOW DO I FIND A PLAN OF MY LAND?
4-I NEED TO KNOW HOW MUCH I PAID FOR MY PROPERTY. CAN YOU TELL ME?
5-I HAD LIEN AGAINST ME WHICH HAS NOW BEEN PAID AND WAS TOLD YOU WILL RELEASE ME.
6-I WANT TO KNOW WHO OWNS A PIECE OF PROPERTY. YOU HAVE ALL THE LAND RECORDS, CAN YOU TELL ME?
7-HOW DO I VERIFY PROPERTY OWNERSHIP AND TAX PAYMENTS?
8-HOW DO I GET A COPY OF MY PLOT PLAN?
1. HOW DO I OBTAIN A COPY FROM THE REGISTRY?
There are various ways to obtain copies from Rockingham Registry of Deeds.
Apply for an internet account, and you will have the ability to print copies directly from the Rockingham Registry website. Information can be found at Account Information.
If you do not have an internet account, you may send a note indicating the book and page and name of the grantor/grantee of the document that you would like a copy of. Please enclose a check made payable to the Rockingham County Registry of Deeds with the appropriate copy charges and postage fees. All copies will be mailed the same day they are received.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. I HAD 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.
6. 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.
7. HOW DO I VERIFY PROPERTY OWNERSHIP AND TAX PAYMENTS?
Questions on property ownership and tax question should be addressed to the Tax Collector in the town where the property is located. Taxes are collected at the local level.
8. HOW DO I GET A COPY OF MY PLOT PLAN?
Plot plans are not recorded at the Registry of Deeds they are for mortgage puposes and may or may not have been required by your lender at the time of your closing. Please check your closing documents.
We recommend that you consult with a lawyer for all legal matters pertaining to preparing, interpreting and changing the records.