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State of Rhode Island

and Providence Plantations

Execution Requirements for Non-Title Spouse or Legal Partner
  • Homestead-YES, non-titled spouse must sign if subject property is the homestead
  • Dower/Curtesy-NO
  • Community Property-NO
Encumbrance Form(s)

Business Filing Search

Link to State website to search business filings:  http://sos.ri.gov/
Closing Performed By
Notary Public; no witnesses required
Mortgage/Deed Filing Fees
First page of Deed:  $84.00.  Additional pages:  $1.00 each. 
First page of Mortgage:  $64.00.  Additional pages:  $1.00 each.
Document Recording Standards
Mortgage Tax
Transfer Tax
$4.00 per every thousand dollars or fraction thereof.

Real Estate Property Taxes

Typically Quarterly.  Due dates vary by City, but typically due July, October, January, and April.
Bankruptcy Counties

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