Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Fee Increase Implemented Today

The implementation of the recording fee increase that took effect today went smoothly. The computer people from Boston and from our software provider worked diligently on making the change without disruption. That task was complicated by the law's requirement that documents sent to us in the mail with a postmark of December 30, 2019 or earlier will be charged the old recording fee whereas everything else, including electronic recordings, incurred the new, higher fee as of this morning.

Technically, our recording fees did not go up because it was the Community Preservation Act surcharge that was raised, in most cases, from $20 to $50. The last time recording fees increased was in 2003.

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