Parties to any action, at such times and in such amounts as are ordered by the court or required by statute, shall pay or deposit those sums into court for application to the fees and expenses payable under applicable statutes or by order of the court.

In addition, a plaintiff who files a complaint for registration or confirmation shall make a deposit for the assurance fund required under G. L. 185, §99 , to be applied to that fund.

Deposits paid into court shall be held in the custody of the recorder who, if practicable, shall return any surplus which remains at the conclusion of the case to the party who paid the surplus. Otherwise, the surplus shall be delivered to the state treasurer.

Effective July 1, 2005

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