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Welcome to the County of Cheshire Registry of Deeds

Anna Z. Tilton, Register

Cheshire County Registry of Deeds – 33 West Street, Keene, New Hampshire NH 03431 – Tel: (603) 352-0403


To search our records for a copy of a deed, mortgage, plan or other recorded documents, you can search by name or by book and page using the search link below. You must accept the disclaimer and then use the link  “click here for AVA Search”

The directions for how to search are in the text box above the AVA screen. You can also print from the AVA site with a credit card using the print icon in the little yellow box below the image.



If you are recording a document, please ensure that the payment for the recording fee, transfer tax and L-Chip are correct and are paid with three separate checks. We can also accept blank checks to be filled out if you wish. Please ensure that transfer tax and return information is included on the document. We will provide receipts when your document is mailed back to you. Rejected documents will also be returned via mail.

Call in advance with questions about fees. You can also go to our website for more information about recording fees:



The Registry of Deeds processes information related to selling and buying of property. It is a public office open for researching the records. Deeds, mortgages, liens and attachments, and other documents pertaining to land records are filed with the Registry.  Plans of properties that have been surveyed and recorded will also be found in the Registry, but not all properties have a survey. The Cheshire Registry is also fortunate to have the collections of the late Samuel Wadsworth, Heman Chase and William House for researching.

Cheshire County Property Fraud Alert
Preventing mortgage fraud and identity theft is a top priority of your Cheshire County Registry of Deeds office. The Register’s office has made a conscious effort to be on the look out for documents that may involve deed or mortgage related fraud. For your protection, consider subscribing to our “FREE” Property Fraud Alert website for real-time monitoring and notification of any potential fraudulent activity of interest to you. Your security does matter!!!!BE INFORMED! – BE PROTECTED!!

Unfortunately, it’s all too easy for a criminal to record a fraudulent deed making it appear as if they now own your home.

Once they’ve done this, they can use your name as collateral on a mortgage or even attempt to sell your home to an unsuspecting buyer.

Don’t let this happen to you!

To sign up for this free service for Cheshire County, go to:

and check the box that states “I agree to the terms stated above” to begin registration. The service will notify you if a document is recorded with your name and you will be given the option to be notified by “Email” or by “Phone”. If you have any questions regarding this or are having trouble signing up, please call 1-800-728-3858 for assistance.


The NH Attorney General issued the following consumer alert to all New Hampshire property owners:
Consumers should be aware of mailings being sent to property owners throughout the state that appear to be official government notices recommending, “that all United States [or New Hampshire] homeowners obtain a copy of their current grant deed” and further indicate that, for a fee of $86.00 or $87.00, these companies will provide the property owner with a copy of their Grant Deed and a Property Profile.
Please note that you can obtain a copy of your deed from the Cheshire County Registry of Deeds for a minimal cost!


Purchasing property at foreclosure or through the tax lien procedure in Cheshire County

There is no information in the County Commissioner’s office or the Registry of Deeds regarding the availability of foreclosures for purchase in Cheshire County by the general public. Financial institutions need to be contacted for this information.

All  towns in Cheshire county,  and the City of Keene have adopted the tax lien procedure and as such only a municipality, county or the state where the property is located may acquire the tax lien against the land and building for unpaid taxes. Sales to private individuals are prohibited. (Refer to NH RSA 80:20-a)

Additional Resources

There are a variety additional resources available through the Registry of Deeds.

Towns and Cheshire County

The Registry of Deeds has no information regarding the availability of foreclosures for purchase in Cheshire County.

Real Estate Transfer Tax Info

The Real Estate Transfer Tax is a tax on the transfer, sale or granting of real property or an interest in real property.

Recording, Search, Fraud Alert

Below is the information for how to record documents, how to search for documents as well as some information about property fraud alert.


Registry of Deeds

 The office provides information to the 23 towns in Cheshire County regarding the sale of properties for tax purposes, but does not give this information to any publications or agencies. There is much information in the early volumes and anyone interested in genealogy will probably find it useful to research the records. The occupation, spouse’s name and other pertinent data is often listed within the documents.

The Registry staff will help the public begin to locate the necessary information, but WILL NOT do the research, unless the request comes in the mail from a distant location

Cheshire County
Administration Building


Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Copies and Recordings Stop at 3:45 p.m.

33 West St.,
Keene, NH 03431

(603) 352-0403
(603) 352-7678 Fax


Anna Z. Tilton – Register of Deeds

Mira Cook – Deputy