Mortgage Discharge

Mortgage Discharge


When your mortgage is paid off, a mortgage discharge should be recorded with the Registry of Deeds to clear your property’s title.

A discharge is a document (usually one page) issued by the lender, usually with a title such as "Discharge of Mortgage" or "Satisfaction of Mortgage."

Discharges are often filed directly by banks or settlement attorneys, for example, as part of a sale or refinancing transaction.

In some instances, such as making your final mortgage payment the discharge may be sent directly to you and needs to be recorded.