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Registry of Deeds

The Registry of Deeds processes information related to selling and buying of property. It is a public office open for researching the records. Deeds, mortgages, liens and attachments, and other documents pertaining to land records are filed with the Registry.  Plans of properties that have been surveyed and recorded will also be found in the Registry, but not all properties have a survey. The Cheshire Registry is also fortunate to have the collections of the late Samuel Wadsworth, Heman Chase and William House for researching.

CONSUMER ALERT

The NH Attorney General 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 that 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.
(Click here for more information)

Please note that you can obtain a copy of your deed from the Cheshire County Registry of Deeds for a minimal cost!

INFORMATION ON HOW TO ORDER OR PRINT COPIES OF A REGISTRY RECORD:
http://www.nhdeeds.com/cheshire/ChCopyFees.html

We are pleased to announce that since September 2013 we have been
successfully accepting e-recordings for most types of documents.


ENOTICE 

Purchasing property at foreclosure or through the tax lien procedure in Cheshire County

There is no information in the County Commissioner’s office or the Registry of Deeds regarding the availability of foreclosures for purchase in Cheshire County by the general public. Financial institutions need to be contacted for this information.

In Cheshire County, all towns and the City of Keene have adopted the tax lien procedure and as such only a municipality, county or the state where the property is located may acquire the tax lien against the land and building for unpaid taxes. Sales to private individuals are prohibited. (Refer to NH RSA 80:20-a)

Additional Resources

There are a variety additional resources available through the Registry of Deeds.

Foreclosure

The Registry of Deeds has no information regarding the availability of foreclosures for purchase in Cheshire County.

Real Estate Transfer Tax Info

The Real Estate Transfer Tax is a tax on the transfer, sale or granting of real property or an interest in real property.

Recording Documents

Discover the County’s rates, fees and instructions to recording documents.

About

Registry of Deeds

 The office provides information to the 23 towns in Cheshire County regarding the sale of properties for tax purposes, but does not give this information to any publications or agencies. There is much information in the early volumes and anyone interested in genealogy will probably find it useful to research the records. The occupation, spouse’s name and other pertinent data is often listed within the documents.

The Registry staff will help the public begin to locate the necessary information, but WILL NOT do the research, unless the request comes in the mail from a distant location

Cheshire County
Administration Building

Hours:

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Copies and Recordings Stop at 3:45 p.m.

33 West St.,
Keene, NH 03431

(603) 352-0403
(603) 352-7678 Fax

 

Anna Z. Tilton – Register of Deeds
atilton@nhdeeds.com

Mira Cook – Deputy