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The Registry of Deeds processes information as it relates to the selling and buying of real property.
It is a public office open to the legal profession and general public for researching the records.
Hillsborough County is in the south central part of the state and is the most thickly populated. It is
named for the Earl of Hillsborough, a councilor of King George III, and includes two cities and
twenty nine towns. It is 875 square miles in area and has a population of over 380,000. The
official records maintained at this location are dated from 1771 to present. There is much
information available in the early volumes and anyone interested in genealogy will probably find it
useful to research the records.
A visit to the Registry of Deeds during regular office hours enables the researcher access to all
records. Records dated from 1966 to present are computerized. The computers enable the user
to locate both index information and document image at the touch of a button. You can also order
copies of any documents of interest at our copy centers.
A plan index is available to research surveys, subdivisions and other plans of record. All
recorded plans are available for viewing on the computers.
Attorney General Michael A. Delaney issued the following consumer alert to all New
Hampshire property owners:
Consumers should be aware of mailings being sent to property owners throughout the state
from 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.
The Attorney General advises that these companies are providing a service of questionable value and the information advertised in these solicitations can be obtained from any of the State’s Registers of Deeds for significantly less money. With deeds so easily and inexpensively attainable, the existence of these companies depends greatly on the public’s unfamiliarity with the county registers of deeds offices.
Attorney General Delaney stated, “The real lesson for an educated consumer is to know what you are paying for, which in the case of these deed retrieval companies is virtually nothing more than a homeowner can acquire for far less cost. Don’t be fooled by a company whose name sounds ‘official’ or by an ‘official’ looking notice designed to confuse and mislead you. If you would like a copy of your deed, you can obtain it yourself for nominal cost and time, or contact your county's Register of Deeds, who would be glad to assist you.“
Under New Hampshire’s Consumer Protection Act, N.H. RSA 358-A, it is unlawful for any person to use any unfair or deceptive act or practice in the conduct of any trade or commerce within this state. Anyone who feels they have been the victim of any unfair or deceptive act should call the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Bureau hotline at
(603) 271-3641 or 1-888-468-4454. For more information on consumer fraud you can also visit the Bureau’s
website at www.doj.nh.gov/consumer.
Fraudulent Execution of Documents - A person is Guilty of a misdemeanor if, by deception or threat, he causes another to sign or execute any instrument which affects or is likely to affect the pecuniary interest of any person.
Source, 1971, 518:1, eff. Nov. 1, 1973.
Unlawful Simulation of Legal Process - A person is guilty of a misdemeanor who, with a purpose to procure the compliance of another with a request made by such person, knowingly sends, mails or delivers to such person a notice or other writing which has no judicial or other sanction, but which in its format or appearance simulates a summons, complaint, court order or process, including, but not limited to , lien, indictment, warrant, injunction, writ, notice, pleading, subpoena, or order, or an insignia, seal or printed form of a federal, state or local government or an instrumentality thereof, or is otherwise calculated to induce a belief that it does have a judicial or other official sanction.
Source. 1971, 518:1. 2003, 168:2, eff. Jan. 1, 2004.
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