The Barnstable County Registry of Deeds is responsible for the task of receiving and then storing pieces of public documentation as apply to land transactions and ownership in this county of the state of Massachusetts. The Barnstable Registry of Deeds allows for public access to such records as those of deeds and mortgages, which can be provided for the public listing maintained on the web site.
Access to the information collected by the Barnstable Registry of Deeds does not fall under any form of restriction, but the further step of printing out a public document placed in the Barnstable County Registry of Deeds will be subject to the individual user in question having first gone through the step of receiving a User ID, with a Password to thus affirm this identification, through the CAPEVIEW system. In this way, printing off Barnstable Registry of Deeds liens, mortgages, or other kinds of documents will require the input of $50.00 on a yearly basis into the printer’s CAPEVIEW account, with $1.00 per copy being asked for each document.
The Barnstable County Registry of Deeds does hold and adhere certain minimal requirements as must be met by people thus submitting a piece of land-related documentation for storage within the Barnstable Registry of Deeds, imposed by the office’s legal standing as an “office of record.” These standards are set by, in addition to the Barnstable County Registry of Deeds itself, the official sources for law represented by the Massachusetts General Laws and the Land Court.