Monday, August 25, 2008

Filing Fee Notice

The Registry of Deeds’ filing fees are set forth in M.G.L. c. 262 s. 38, as amended by the Chapter 182 of the Acts of 2008. Filing fees shall be subject to the Community Preservation Act surcharge, established in M.G.L. c. 44B s. 8 and the Registers Technology Fund surcharge, set forth in M.G.L. c. 9 s. 31 unless otherwise exempted.

The filing fees and surcharges apply to all recordings unless there is an applicable statutory exemption. Any filer claiming an exemption from the filing fees should provide the relevant statue to identify the exemption.

At a recent meeting of the Registers of Deeds Association it was unanimously voted that all Commonwealth of Massachusetts Agencies will be responsible for paying filing fees for all documents and plans that are presented for recording at all Registries of Deeds beginning September 8th, 2008.

The Worcester District Registry of Deeds will be enforcing this effective September 8, 2008.

Anthony J. Vigliotti

Update on Back Indexing Project

In January 24, 2008, the Registry began a back indexing project to expand the year range of our fully indexed database. Since January 24th we have back indexed over 2 1/2 years of records. Currently we are indexing May of 1963. This work is being done daily and updated instantly.

On the search menu of you can enter a date prior to 01/01/1966 and the index and image will be available for your viewing and printing.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Notification from The National Association of County Clerks, Recorders, and Elected Officials

At the annual conference for the National Association of County Clerks, Recorders and Elected Officials, Worcester County Register of Deeds was appointed Parliamentarian by its president Beverly Kaufman, County Clerk of Harris County, Houston, Texas.

Anthony J. Vigliotti is an Attorney and the Worcester County Register of Deeds. He also serves as member of NACRC’s Board of Directors.

Register Vigliotti received his Certified Public Official award in land records and land records management from outgoing President Kathy Guay of Merrimac County, New Hampshire. The CPO designation is awarded to individuals who have completed substantial education programs regarding land records and their management.

Friday, August 1, 2008

1031 Like-Kind Exchange Seminar For Paralegals

The Registry of Deeds will be hosting a seminar on 1031 Like-Kind Exchange for Paralegals on August 5, 2008 in the Commonwealth Room.

Registration begins at 9:30 am and the Program runs from 10:00 am until noon.

This program is open to all CATIC agents and paralegals. Pre-registration is required and telephone registration and walk-ins will not be accepted. Space is limited.

  • Fax the registration form to CATIC Exchange Solutions, Inc. at 860-513-3132.
  • Go to the CATIC Exchange website at and click on Seminars.