Registry of Deeds (Massachusetts)

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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has 21 separate Registries of Deeds, each functioning in districts dealing with real estate registration and land records. The registries are divided by county or subdivided within official state counties. These divisions are headed by elected officials known as a Register,[1] and fall under the purview of the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and local county governments.

By county[edit]

Barnstable[edit]

County Registry (area) Address Municipality location Notes
Barnstable County Registry of Deeds
(all)
3195 Main Street Barnstable Established: 2 June 1685 from Plymouth County

Berkshire[edit]

County Registry (area) Address Municipality location Notes
Berkshire County (Northern District) 65 Park Street Adams Established: 21 April 1761 from Hampshire County
(Middle District) 44 Bank Row Pittsfield
(Southern District) 334 Main Street Great Barrington

Bristol[edit]

County Registry (area) Address Municipality location Notes
Bristol County (Northern District) 11 Court Street Taunton Established: 2 June 1685 from Plymouth County
(Southern District) #25 North Sixth Street New Bedford
(Fall River District) 441 North Main Street Fall River

Dukes[edit]

County Registry (area) Address Municipality location Notes
Dukes County Registry of Deeds
(all)
81 Main Street Edgartown Established: 1 November 1683 by New York, and 22 June 1695 by Massachusetts.

Essex[edit]

County Registry (area) Address Municipality location Notes
Essex County (Southern District) Shetland Park, 45 Congress Street, Ste. 4100 Salem Established: 10 May 1643
(Northern District) 381 Common Street Lawrence

Franklin[edit]

County Registry (area) Address Municipality location Notes
Franklin County Registry of Deeds
(all)
Franklin Regional Council of Governments
425 Main Street
Greenfield Established: 24 June 1811 from Hampshire County.

Hampden[edit]

County Registry (area) Address Municipality location Notes
Hampden County Registry of Deeds
(all)
Hall of Justice
50 State Street
Springfield Established: 25 February 1812 from Hampshire County

Hampshire[edit]

County Registry (area) Address Municipality location Notes
Hampshire County Registry of Deeds
(all)
33 King Street Northampton Established: 1 May 1662 from Middlesex County

Middlesex[edit]

County Registry (area) Address Municipality location Notes
Middlesex County (Southern District) 208 Cambridge Street East Cambridge Established: 10 May 1643
(Northern District) 360 Gorham Street Lowell

Nantucket[edit]

County Registry (area) Address Municipality location Notes
Nantucket County Registry of Deeds
(all)
Town and County Building
16 Broad Street
Nantucket Established: 22 June 1695 from Dukes County

Norfolk[edit]

County Registry (area) Address Municipality location Notes
Norfolk County Registry of Deeds
(all)
649 High Street Dedham Original county established 10 May 1643 - (disbanded 4 February 1680). Current county re-established 26 March 1793 from Suffolk County.

Plymouth[edit]

County Registry (area) Address Municipality location Notes
Plymouth County Registry of Deeds
(all)
50 Obery Street Plymouth Established: 2 June 1685 from Plymouth Colony.

Suffolk[edit]

County Registry (area) Address Municipality location Notes
Suffolk County Registry of Deeds
(all)
24 New Chardon Street Boston Established: 10 May 1643

Worcester[edit]

County Registry (area) Address Municipality location Notes
Worcester County (Southern District) 2 Main Street Worcester Established: 2 April 1731 from Middlesex, Suffolk and Hampshire counties.
(Northern District) 166 Boulder Drive, Ste. 202 Fitchburg

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