New Hampshire Deed Forms

Updated July 12, 2022

A New Hampshire deed form is a legal document used to convey real estate from an owner to a purchaser in New Hampshire. The forms are intended to be completed by the Grantor (“Seller”) to be completed conveying their interest in the property to the Grantee (“Buyer”). There are different forms depending on the type of title that is being conveyed. All deeds require that the grantor and grantee be listed and that there be a legal description of the property.

Laws – Title XLVIII, Chapter 477 – Conveyances of Realty and Interests Therein

Recording (N.H. Rev. Stat. § 477:3-a) – All deeds are to be submitted to the respective County Registry of Deeds Office.

Signing (N.H. Rev. Stat. § 477:3) – All deed types are required to be signed in the presence of a notary public.

Deed Types

General Warranty – Legal form that transfers property and includes a warranty that the seller has the authority to transfer the property and that he or she is transferring a clear title, free of any other interests.

Quit Claim – Used to convey property from a grantor to a grantee and comes with a covenant from the grantor that there are no undisclosed interests that could arise under the grantor’s ownership of the property, however, it does not guarantee any claims which could arise from previous owners.

Special Warranty – This type of deed is utilized to convey property with a limited covenant. That is, the seller certifies that he or she has not conveyed any interest in the property to anyone else while s/he has owned the property.

New Hampshire Property Search

In New Hampshire, each county has a registry of deeds for properties that are in the given county. You can go to the registry to conduct a search of title transfers of your property, or you can check to see if your county offers online services. In cases of online services, you may need to obtain a subscription and pay fees to an outside provider or to the registry directly. Below is an example of beginning a search in Hillsborough County – the other counties will be similar:

Step 1 – Go to the County Registry of Deeds Site to find your county:

new hampshire county registries of deeds page

Step 2 – Click on your county and you will be brought to the Registry Website For Your County:

hillsborough county registry of deeds homepage


Step 3 – You have two options available, to search, either with “Tapestry” which is a third party provider that charges for each search and each document you print, or with the registry of deeds which also charges you to print documents. This example uses the registry site: Click “Search County Records” on the left hand column and you will be brought to a page where you have to read and accept the disclaimer:

hillsborough county registry of deeds disclaimer page

Step 4 – Once you accept the disclaimer, you will be brought to a search page – if you are not brought to a search page, read the trouble shooting tips – you may need to use a different browser:

hillsborough county registry of deeds search index

Step 5 – You will need the name of the grantor to search and the name of the town to narrow it down. In order to print documents, you will need a login from the registry. In order to contact the registry for a login, Go to this Page:

hillsborough county registry of deeds internet account document