Rates & Fees

Copy Fee Schedule

RECORDINGS:
Documents - $1.00 per page
Certification - $2.00 per document
Payment for copies requested internally must be made by cash or check.

PLANS:
$7.00 per sheet to Scale
Multiple Sheet Plans*
*$5.00 ea. Add't to Scale
$1.00 per page on 8 ½ x 14
$15.00 ea. Mylar copy

FAX OR EMAIL SERVICES: by phone order only
$1.00 per document incoming
$4.00 per document outgoing
Credit card payment required for all fax or email copies requested by phone. We accept MasterCard, VISA, Discover and American Express.

WEBSITE:
https://merrimackcountydeedsnh.com/landmarkweb/

Unlimited view of index data free of charge. Copies are available as a Subscriber or Non-Subscriber using credit card or escrow as payment options.
- Subscriber: The Internet subscription price is $ 25.00 per month for viewing both index and images, copies are $ 2.00 per Document.
- Non Subscriber: Unlimited view of index only, can print/view documents for $ 4.00 per Document.

Recording Fee Schedule

RECORDING CHARGES
Effective 7/16/89 Rev 7/08


All documents with the exception of Assignments of Mortgages, Discharges and UCC Filings
  • $ 10.00 First page of recorded document
  • $ 2.00 Surcharge (RSA 478:17-G)
  • $ 4.00 Each additional recorded page(s) of document

Assignments of Mortgages
  • $ 10.00 First Assignment per recorded document
  • $ 2.00 Surcharge (RSA 478:17-G)
  • $ 4.00 Each additional recorded page(s) of document
  • $ 5.00 Each subsequent mortgage being assigned

Discharges and UCC Filings
  • $ 15.00 First page of recorded document
  • $ 2.00 Surcharge (RSA 478:17-G)
  • $ 4.00 Each additional recorded page(s) of document

POSTAGE
Current postage rates per document are listed at the bottom of this page.
Note: Postage rates not applicable if self addressed stamped envelope included with recording

PLANS (Reference RSA 478:1a Eff 1/2005 for restrictions & requirements)
Note: Plans must be on Mylar and drawn and signed with permanent black ink.
  • $ 9.00 per sheet 8 ½ x 11
  • $ 9.00 per sheet 11 X 17
  • $ 14.00 per sheet 17 X 22
  • $ 24.00 per sheet 22 X 34
  • $ 2.00 Surcharge (RSA 478:17-G)

LCHIP (Land Community Heritage Investment Program) Effective July 1, 2008 NHRSA 478:17-g
LCHIP surcharge of $25.00 assessed on all Deeds, Mortgages, Discharge of Mortgage and Plan Sets.

TRANSFER TAX rate effective July 1, 2003
Current $ 7.50 per thousand paid by both buyer & seller for a total tax of $ 15.00 per thousand based upon the full consideration/purchase price of the sale, grant or transfer. Consideration of $ 4,000.00 or less, the total minimum tax is $ 40.00. Any exemption from the Transfer Tax must be stated on the document being recorded or the tax will be assessed.

PAYMENT
Payment is to be made at the time of recording. Separate checks required for payment of:
  1. 1. Recording Fees, $ 2.00 Surcharge and Return Postage
  2. 2. LCHIP surcharge of $ 25.00
  3. 3. Transfer Tax
All checks payable to: MERRIMACK COUNTY REGISTRY OF DEEDS.

Transfer Tax Rates

Dates / Tax Rates
JUNE 21,1932 - JUNE 30, 1940 $1.00 PER $1,000.00
JULY 1, 1940 - DEC. 31, 1967 $1.10 PER $1,000.00
JAN. 1, 1968 - JUNE 30, 1972 $1.00 PER 1,000.00
JULY 1, 1972 - SEPT. 11, 1977 $1.50 PER $1,000.00
SEPT. 12, 1977 - JUNE 30, 1981 $2.50 PER $1,000
$10.00 MINIMUM UNDER $4,000
JULY 1, 1981 - JUNE 30, 1983
PAID BY BUYER AND SELLER
$2.50 PER $1,000. $5.00 PER $1,000 TOTAL
$20.00 MINIMUM UNDER $4,000
JULY 1, 1983 - JUNE 30, 1985
PAID BY BUYER AND SELLER
$5.00 PER $1,000. $10.00 PER $1,000
$20.00 MINIMUM UNDER $4,000
JULY 1, 1985 - JUNE 30, 1987
PAID BY BUYER AND SELLER
$3.75 PER $1,000. $7.50 PER $1,000
$30.00 MINIMUM UNDER $4,000
JULY 1, 1987 - JUNE 30, 1989
PAID BY BUYER AND SELLER
$3.50 PER $1,000. $7.00 PER $1,000
$28.00 MINIMUM UNDER $4,000
JULY 1, 1989 - MAR. 31, 1990
PAID BY BUYER AND SELLER
$4.75 PER $1,000. $9.50 PER $1,000
$38.00 MINIMUM UNDER $4,000
APRIL 1, 1990- JUNE 30, 1993
PAID BY BUYER AND SELLER
$5.25 PER $1,000. $10.50 PER $1,000
$42.00 MINIMUM UNDER $4,000
JULY 1, 1993- JUNE 30, 1999
PAID BY BUYER AND SELLER
$5.00 PER $1,000. $10.00 PER $1,000
$40.00 MINIMUM UNDER $4,000
JULY 1, 1999 - Current
PAID BY BUYER AND SELLER
$7.50 PER $1,000. $15.00 PER $1,000
$40.00 MINIMUM UNDER $4,000

Postage Rates

Effective January 30, 2017, postage rates will be adjusted according to the following chart. The following postage rates will apply for return postage. Rates are based upon the number of sheets recorded.

Postage rates are based on the following:
1-5 pages $0.49
6 pages $0.70
7-10 pages $1.19
11-14 pages $1.40
15-20 pages $1.61
21-27 pages $1.82
28-33 pages $2.03
34-39 pages $2.24
40-45 pages $2.45
46-51 pages $2.66
52-58 pages $2.87
59-63 pages $3.08
64-69 pages $3.29
70-75 pages $3.50
76+ pages must be weighed as parcel

Postage rates for plans are based on the following:
1 sheet $0.98
2 sheets $1.64
3 sheets $2.08