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MORTGAGE DISCHARGES

When your mortgage is paid off, a mortgage discharge should be recorded with the Registry of Deeds in order to clear your property’s title.

A discharge is a document (usually one page) issued by the lender, with a title such as “Discharge of Mortgage” or “Satisfaction of Mortgage.”

Discharges are often filed directly by banks or settlement attorneys (for example, as part of a sale or refinancing transaction).

In some instances, such as making your final mortgage payment, the discharge may be sent directly to you and need to be recorded.

Your best options for recording your discharge is to mail in or bring the original discharge and $75.00 to the Registry   (9-4, M-F, closed holidays). Personal checks made payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are accepted.

That way your discharge will go on record that day, and be available on the internet shortly after.

Discharges may not be filed by fax, because the recorded document has to be the original.

 

Registry of Deeds
90 Front St
Worcester, MA
01608