Land Records

Accessing Land Records

All documents pertaining to Land Evidence, which are required by state statute to be recorded, are filed in this department.


  • All documents from Land Evidence Book 140 to current are available and may be printed for $1.50 per page. These books are no longer available for page copies of documents on the copy machine. Books 1 though 140 are still available and copies can be made on the public copy machine for $1.00 per page.
  • All documents must be on record by 3:30 p.m.
    • Please note: No maps will be recorded after 3:00 p.m.
  • Computer Index can be printed from the computer for .15 per page
  • Hard Copy: Grantor and Grantee 'Indexed through' date in the current books
  • History in computer begins November 1888 through day indicated on screen or in paper index
  • The public computers are shut down at 4:25 p.m. daily

Search Records Online

Access the Town of North Kingstown Real Property website.

Tax Stamp Rates

Stamp Rate Periods
July 1, 2002      $4.00
July 1, 2002 (Mobile Homes)      $2.80
July 1, 1980 through June 30, 2002
July 1, 1978 through June 30, 1980
Prior to June 30, 1978

Sale Price

Effective April 1, 2007, all deeds must have the sale price on the document or language which indicates that it is not a sale.

Old Records

To locate old land records, those interested must check both the Grantee & Grantor books.


  • UCC recordings are housed in the computer from January 1983
  • Rhode Island Inheritance Tax Liens from May 15,1986 to January 1991 can be found in Grantee books
  • Before that they are in the gray book which goes to 1990
  • Release of Rhode Island Inheritance tax from 1991 to present is in the Grantor books
  • Up to 1988 all D/mtg, A /mtg, Tax Liens, Liens are found in the Grantee books
  • For discharges, assignments, tax liens, etc., there is no cross-indexing beginning in January 1988
  • For those prior to 1988 you may check the Grantee books for property owners

Miscellaneous Information

View a variety of other record types, including maps, military discharges, and unusual information.