The recorder’s office registers documents relating to land evidence (deeds, mortgages, liens, etc.) for the City of Providence. Maintenance of the paper and digital holdings of the City’s non-archived land evidence records. We provide accurate and courteous service to customers requiring land document assistance and recording as well as execute the state law to monitor foreclosure mediation compliance to protect the City’s homeowners.
You can search the City’s on-line database of land evidence documents from August 1, 2004 to the present. There is no cost to view these documents, although a charge will apply to print copies.
Recording a document
- Hours are from 8:30-3:30.
- Deeds must have the actual sale price noted on it in order to be recorded.
- Only original documents are accepted for filing. The document is returned to you.
- See button below for a complete list of fees
Payment for Recording or Copies
- Copies cost $1.50 per page.
- We accept checks and money orders only. We will accept currency (exact change) for up to two copies (in other words, $3.00)
- A self-service copy machine is available.
Researching a document
- The research room is open from 8:30-4:25.
- Documents recorded from July 1984 to the present can be computer-searched in our research room.
Non-resident Landlord filing
Non-resident landlords must comply with RIGL sections 34-18-22.3 (designation of agent) and 34-18-57 (absentee landlord enforcement act) by registering with the RI Secretary of State and filing information with this office.
In complying, we recommend recording the Secretary of State’s form with us and annotating on the form the absentee landlord’s phone number.
The Secretary of State’s form (“Designation of Agent for Non-resident Landlord” form 34-18-22) is available on line at www.sec.state.ri.us/corps (look under Miscellaneous Filings).Search Land Records Document Database Statewide Recording Fees Foreclosure Ordinance