*** LCHIP Recording Surcharge Information, Effective July 1, 2008***
The Registry of Deeds processes information as it relates to the selling and buying of real property.
It is a public office open to the legal profession and general public for researching the records.
Hillsborough County is in the south central part of the state and is the most thickly populated. It is
named for the Earl of Hillsborough, a councilor of King George III, and includes two cities and
twenty nine towns. It is 875 square miles in area and has a population of over 380,000. The
official records maintained at this location are dated from 1771 to present. There is much
information available in the early volumes and anyone interested in genealogy will probably find it
useful to research the records.
A visit to the Registry of Deeds during regular office hours enables the researcher access to all
records. Records dated from 1966 to present are computerized. The computers enable the user
to locate both index information and document image at the touch of a button. You can also order
copies of any documents of interest at our copy centers.
A plan index is available to research surveys, subdivisions and other plans of record. All
recorded plans are available for viewing on the computers.
Fraudulent Execution of Documents - A person is Guilty of a misdemeanor if, by deception or threat, he causes another to sign or execute any instrument which affects or is likely to affect the pecuniary interest of any person.
Source, 1971, 518:1, eff. Nov. 1, 1973.
Unlawful Simulation of Legal Process - A person is guilty of a misdemeanor who, with a purpose to procure the compliance of another with a request made by such person, knowingly sends, mails or delivers to such person a notice or other writing which has no judicial or other sanction, but which in its format or appearance simulates a summons, complaint, court order or process, including, but not limited to , lien, indictment, warrant, injunction, writ, notice, pleading, subpoena, or order, or an insignia, seal or printed form of a federal, state or local government or an instrumentality thereof, or is otherwise calculated to induce a belief that it does have a judicial or other official sanction.
Source. 1971, 518:1. 2003, 168:2, eff. Jan. 1, 2004.