Land Evidence

Record Availability

Land Evidence records date back to 1680. A computerized index is available to the public for review from 1990 – present and actual documents can be viewed from 2005 – present.


Real Estate Recordings

Real estate recordings are accepted for recording in person, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. or by mail:

Town Clerk’s Office
10 Court Street
Bristol, RI 02809

*Please Note: Effective April 1, 2007, all deeds must have the sale price contained within the document or language to the effect that the transfer is not a sale.


Returning Documents

All original documents are returned after the time of recording. All mail recordings must include a self-addressed stamped envelope for the return of original recorded documents. Checks should be made payable to the Town of Bristol.


Requesting Copies

A copy/certified copy of a recorded document may be obtained either in person or by written request, accompanied by the appropriate fee (per Rhode Island state law, $1.50 per page and $3 for certification) and a self-addressed stamped envelope.


Recording Fees

TypeFee for
First Page
Fee for
Each
Additional
Page
All Other
Document
$49.00$1.00
Assignment
of
Mortgage
$49.00$1.00
Bill of Sale$49.00$1.00
Declaration
of
Homestead
$49.00$1.00
Deed$84.00$1.00
Discharge
of
Execution,
Writ, and
Attachment
$49.00$1.00
Discharge
of
Mortgage
$49.00$1.00
Easement$49.00$1.00
Execution,
Writ, and
Attachment
$14.00$1.00
Federal Tax
Lien and
Release
$11.25
Lease$64.00$1.00
Lis Pendens$84.00$1.00
Map, Plat,
and Survey
$49.00$1.00
Mechanic’s
Lien*
$12.00$1.00
Mortgage$64.00$1.00
Municipal
Lien
Certificate*
$8.00
Partial
Release of
Mortgage
$49.00$1.00
Power of
Attorney
$49.00$1.00
UCC
Documents
1 to 2 Pages
$16.00
UCC
Documents
More Than
2 Pages
$32.00

Contact Us

Address: 10 Court Street, Bristol, RI 02809
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday | 8:00AM – 4:00PM

Louis P. Cirillo

Town Clerk

Phone: 401-253-7000 ext.130

Melanie Wolfe

Deputy Town Clerk

Phone: 401-253-7000 ext.131