Land Court filing fees

The Land Court has information on its case filing fees, other charges, and the Trial Court Uniform Schedule of fees.

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Overview

All fees are payable in advance and include a surcharge where applicable. Please make checks payable to either Land Court or Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

See the Uniform Schedule of Fees for other charges court procedures may incur.

Land Court filing fees (all case types and miscellaneous case types)

In All Case Types Fees
Issuance of Injunction or Restraining Order $90.00
Summons $5.00
Miscellaneous Case Types Fees
Filing a Complaint $255.00
(includes $240.00 filing fee, $15.00 surcharge)

Original registration and confirmation fees

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 Costs Case Based
Copy of Judgment $35.00
Memo to Assistant Recorder $35.00
Dismissal $35.00
Entry of Judgment of Registration 3/8 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.)
$50.00
Subsequent Plans $30.00 + $5.00 each additional lot

Tax lien foreclosures fees

Filing a Complaint

For cases initiated prior to July 1, 2022: $515.00
(includes $200.00 filing fee, $15.00 surcharge, $300.00 deposit toward other costs)

For cases initiated on or after July 1, 2022: $615.00 (includes $200.00 filing fee, $15.00 surcharge, $400.00 deposit toward other costs)

For additional information about fee and deposit increases applicable after July 1, 2022, please review the Land Court’s Notice letter sent to all current Tax Title Examiner FGA list members, Municipal and private party Plaintiffs and Counsel.

Publication Costs Case Based
Dismissal $35.00
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 July 1, 1992. 
Revised September 1, 1993, July 2002 and July 1, 2003.

Date published: July 1, 1992
Last updated: May 31, 2022
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