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Section 38. Except as otherwise provided, the fees of the registers of deeds to be paid when an instrument is recorded shall be as follows:

For entering and recording any paper, certifying the same on the original, and indexing it and all other duties pertaining thereto, $50; provided, however, that if the paper includes multiple references to a document or instrument intending or attempting to assign, discharge, release, partially release, subordinate or notice any other document or instrument, each reference shall be separately indexed and separately assessed an additional $50 fee;

For recording a declaration of trust, $200;

For recording a deed or conveyance, $100;

For recording a mortgage, $150;

For recording a declaration of homestead, $30;

For recording and filing a plan, $50 per sheet; and

For all copies of documents, whether copied out of books or generated electronically, $1 per page, and all coin-operated copy machines shall be $.50 per page.

Except as otherwise provided, the fees of the registers of deeds to be paid when the instrument is recorded shall be subject to a surcharge under section 8 of chapter 44B.

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