Attorney General Michael A. Delaney issued the following consumer alert to all
Hampshire property owners:
Consumers should be aware of mailings being sent to property owners throughout the state
companies using the names:
SECURED DOCUMENT SERVICES, and
DEED RETRIEVAL SERVICES
The mailings appear to be official government notices recommending, "that all United States [or New Hampshire] homeowners obtain a copy of their current grant deed" and further indicate that, for a fee of $86.00 or $87.00, these companies will provide the property owner with a copy of their Grant Deed and a Property Profile.
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INFORMATION ON HOW TO ORDER OR PRINT COPIES OF A REGISTRY RECORD
(Please note that you may obtain a copy of your deed from the Cheshire County Registry of Deeds
for the cost of two or three dollars)
***EFFECTIVE MAY 1ST 2013***
Separate checks required for recording fees, transfer tax, and L-Chip
Town location (Physical Location) is required on each document
Return postage or self addressed stamped envelope
must be included if being returned by mail.
Checks should be made payable to Cheshire County Registry of Deeds
See recording fees page for new information
The Registry of Deeds is the office that processes information as it relates to the selling and buying of real property.
a public office open to the legal profession and general public for researching the records.
Besides deeds, mortgages,
and attachments, there are many other types of documents pertaining to
land records filed with
covenants for developments, by-laws for condo association, etc.
Plans of surveyed properties are also on record. The Registry houses a collection of plans of deceased surveyors that
have been donated to the Registry and available for research. The Samuel Wadsworth collection, Heman Chase collection
and the William House collection are available in the Registry.
The office provides information to the 22 towns and 1 city in Cheshire County regarding the sale of properties for tax
purposes. There is much information available in the early volumes and anyone interested in genealogy will probably find it
useful to research the records.
All documents have been micro-filmed for security purposes, and the office is now in process of scanning all documents
and plans for ease in locating information. Copies of documents
are available immediately if the customer is present.
Requests by mail will be honored if book and page is known and payment
is made at the time of request.
A closing room is available for public use. Please call ahead, (603) 352-0403,
and speak with Audrey to reserve.