Land Court Fees

All fees payable in advance and include surcharge where applicable.
Please make checks payable to either Land Court, or Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
In All Case TypesFees
Issuance of Injunction or Restraining Order$90.00
Miscellaneous Case TypesFees
Filing a Complaint$255.00
(includes $240.00 filing fee, $15.00 surcharge)
Original Registration and ConfirmationFees
Filing a Complaint$775.00 + 1/10 of 1% Assessed Valuation
(1/10of 1% not applicable in "confirmation only" cases)
(includes $240.00 filing fee, $15.00 surcharge, $70.00 original plan, $450.00 deposit toward other costs)
Additional Plans (A2, A3, etc.)$30.00+ $5.00 each additional lot
Publication CostsCase Based
Copy of Judgment$35.00
Memo to Assistant Recorder$35.00
Entry of Judgment of Registration3/8 of 1% of Assessed Value
($70.00 minimum, $2,800.00 maximum)
(3/8 of 1% not applicable in "confirmation only" cases)
Subsequent Registration Proceedings ("S" Cases)Fees
Filing a Subsequent Complaint
(Includes "after death", "amend cert.", new duplicate certificates, voluntary withdrawal, etc.)
Subsequent Plans$30.00 + $5.00 each additional lot
Tax Lien ForeclosuresFees
Filing a Complaint$515.00
(includes $200.00 filing fee, $15.00 surcharge, $300.00 deposit toward other costs)
Publication CostsCase Based
Withdrawal (after judgment)$10.00
Motion to Vacate Judgment$11.00

General Laws, Chapter 262, §4B and §39. As amended by Chapter 133 of the Acts of 1992. Effective July1, 1992. 
Revised September 1, 1993, July 2002 and July 1, 2003.

Uniform Schedule of Fees

For certificate of orders, decrees, rulings, judgments or other proceedings$20.00
For an attested copy of court documents, records, including docket sheets, or other papers in possession and under the control of the clerk, register, or recorder, per page$2.50
For an unattested copy or print out of court documents, records, or other papers in possession and under the control of the clerk, register, or recorder, per page$0.05
For a blank summons, other than any summons in a small claims action or incident to a petition for victim compensation, or blank writ, except a writ of habeas corpus$5.00
For a blank subpoena for one or more witnesses$5.00
For a writ of habeas corpus$15.00
In the District, Probate and Family, and Boston Municipal Court Departments, for each order of notice, citation, or precept$15.00
For a transcript of judgment$50.00
For recording of notarial commission$15.00
For certification of a notarized document to be used in another state or a foreign country$5.00
For taking and recording a recognizance under G.L. c. 256$20.00
For approving or disapproving by the court of sureties on bonds or recognizances, but not for the approval of appeal or removal bonds filed in small claims or other civil actions$20.00
For compact disc and tape cassette recordings of proceedings in all Departments of the Trial Court$50.50 plus postage per 90 minutes of recording or part thereof
For commissions to take depositions$20.00
For waivers of notice of marriage in the Departments of the Trial Court where no statutory filing fee is applicable$50.00
For utility company warrants under G.L. c. 164, § 116$15.00
For affidavit of creditor under G.L. c. 224, § 6$25.00
For notice to creditor of debtor's desire for examination under G.L. c. 224, § 6$20.00
Electronic Access to audio recording of court case (hearing) per case, per day. Multi day hearings are $10.00 per day$10.00
PDF or other electronically formatted document$5.00 (plus $4 if CD is mailed)

Effective November 1, 2016