Massachusetts Registry of Deeds.
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  • Organized by county, this is a directory listing of the registry of deeds in Massachusetts. 

  • Listed below in alphabetical order, by county, is a list of locations, hours, telephone, fax and web site addresses for each Massachusetts county registry.

 
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Massachusetts County Registry of Deeds

Barnstable   
Berkshire    
Bristol   
Dukes   
Essex   
Franklin   
Hampden   
Hampshire   
Middlesex   
Nantucket   
Norfolk   
Plymouth   
Suffolk   
Worcester
 


Barnstable

Established 2 June 1685 from Plymouth County

Registry of Deeds
3195 Main Street
PO Box 368
Barnstable, MA 02630
(508) 362-7733
(508) 362-5065 (FAX)
Recording Hours: Monday - Friday 8AM - 4PM
 

Berkshire 

Established 21 April 1761 from Hampshire County
 
Register of Deeds (Northern District)

65 Park Street
Adams, MA 01220
(413) 743-0035
(413) 743-1003 (FAX)
Recording Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 4:00PM


The Northern District includes the towns of Adams, Cheshire, Clarksburg, Florida, Hancock, Lanesboro, New Ashford, North Adams, Savoy, Williamstown and Windsor.

Register of Deeds (Middle District)

44 Bank Row
Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 443-7438
(413) 448-6025 (FAX) 
Recording Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 4:00PM

The Middle District includes the towns of Becket, Dalton, Hinsdale, Lee, Lenox, Otis, Peru, Pittsfield, Richmond, Stockbridge, Tyringham and Washington.

Register of Deeds (Southern District)

334 Main Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230
(413) 528-0146
(413) 528-6878 (FAX) 
Recording Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 4:00PM

The Southern District includes the towns of Alford, Egremont, Great Barrington, Monterey, Mount Washington, New Marlborough, Sandisfield, Sheffield and West Stockbridge.


Bristol 

Established 2 June 1685 from Plymouth County

Registry of Deeds (Northern District)

11 Court Street
Taunton, MA 02780
(508) 822-0502
(508) 880-4975 (FAX) 
Recording Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 4:00PM


The Northern District includes the towns of Attleboro, Berkley, Dighton, Easton, Mansfield, North Attleboro, Norton, Raynham, Rehoboth, Seekonk and Taunton.

Registry of Deeds (Southern District)

25 North 6th Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
(508) 993-2605
(508) 997-4250 (FAX)
Recording Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 4:00PM

The Southern District includes the towns of Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, New Bedford and Westport.

Registry of Deeds (Fall River District)

441 North Main Street
Fall River, MA 02720
(508) 673-1651
(508) 673-7633 (FAX) 
Recording Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 4:00PM

The Fall River District includes the towns of Fall River, Freetown, Somerset and Swansea.


Dukes 

Established 1 November 1683 by New York and 22 June 1695 by Massachusetts

Registry of Deeds

81 Main Street
PO Box 5231
Edgartown, MA 02539
(508) 627-4025
(508) 627-7821 (FAX)
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 4:30PM

 


Essex 

Established 10 May 1643

Registry of Deeds (Southern District)

Shetland Park
45 Congress St.
Suite 4100
Salem, MA 01970
(978) 741-0201
(978) 744-5865 (FAX) 
Recording Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 4PM


The Southern District includes the towns of Amesbury, Beverly, Boxford, Danvers, Essex, Georgetown, Gloucester, Groveland, Hamilton, Haverhill, Ipswich, Lynn, Lynnfield, Manchester, Marblehead, Merrimac, Middleton, Nahant, Newbury, Newburyport, Peabody, Rockport, Rowley, Salem, Salisbury, Saugus, Swampscott, Topsfield, Wenham, and West Newbury.

Registry of Deeds (Northern District)

381 Common Street
Lawrence, MA 01840
(978) 683-2745
(978) 688-4679 (FAX)  
Recording Hours: Monday - Friday 8AM - 4:00PM

The Northern District includes the towns of Andover, Lawrence, Methuen and North Andover.

Franklin

Established 24 June 1811 from Hampshire County

Franklin Regional Council of Governments

Registry of Deeds
425 Main Street
P.O. Box 1495
Greenfield, MA 01301
(413) 772-0239 
(413) 774-7150 (FAX)
Hours: Monday - Friday 9AM - 3PM
 


Hampden

Established 25 February 1812 from Hampshire County

Hall of Justice
Registry of Deeds
50 State Street
Springfield, MA 01103
(413) 755-1722
(413) 731-8190 (FAX) 
Recording Hours: Monday - Friday 9AM - 4PM
 


Hampshire

Established 1 May 1662 from Middlesex County

Registry of Deeds
33 King Street
Northampton, MA 01060
(413) 584-3637
(413) 584-4136 (FAX) 
Recording Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 4PM
 


Middlesex

Established 10 May 1643
 
Registry of Deeds (Southern District)
208 Cambridge Street
PO Box 68
East Cambridge, MA 02141
(617) 679-6300
(617) 494-9083 (FAX) 
Recording Hours: Monday - Friday 8AM - 3:45PM


The Southern District includes the towns of Acton, Arlington, Ashby, Ashland, Ayer, Bedford, Belmont, Boxborough, Burlington, Cambridge, Concord, Everett, Framingham, Groton, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hudson, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Malden, Marlboro, Maynard, Medford, Melrose, Natick, Newton, North Reading, Pepperell, Reading, Sherborn, Shirley, Somerville, Stoneham, Stow, Sudbury, Townsend, Wakefield, Waltham, Watertown, Wayland, Weston, Winchester and Woburn.

Registry of Deeds (Northern District) 

360 Gorham Street
Lowell, MA 01854
(978) 322-9000
(978) 322-9001 (FAX) 

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 4:15PM


The Northern District includes the towns of Billerica, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Dracut, Dunstable, Lowell, Tewksbury, Tyngsborough, Westford and Wilmington.


Nantucket  

Established 22 June 1695 from Dukes County

Registry of Deeds
Town and County Building
16 Broad Street
Nantucket, MA 02554
(508) 228-7250
(508) 325-5331 
Hours: Monday - Friday 8AM - 4PM
 


Norfolk

Original county established 10 May 1643 - disbanded 4 February 1680. Current county established 26 March 1793 from Suffolk County.

Registry of Deeds
649 High Street
PO Box 69
Dedham, MA 02026-0069
(781) 461-6122
(781) 326-4742 (FAX) 
Recording Hours: Monday - Friday 9AM - 4PM
 

Plymouth

Established 2 June 1685 from Plymouth Colony.

Registry of Deeds
50 Obery Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
(508) 830-9200
(508) 830-9280 (FAX) 
Recording Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 4PM
 


Suffolk 

Established 10 May 1643

Registry of Deeds
24 New Chardon Street
Boston, MA 02114-9660
(617) 788-8575 
(617) 720-4163 (FAX)
Recording Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 4:15PM

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Downloadable Forms From the Suffolk County Registry of Deeds:

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Declaration of Homestead Act Information (PDF)
 
Declaration of Homestead - Form - Natural Owner (PDF)
 
Declaration of Homestead - Form - Trustee Owner (PDF)
 

Worcester 

Established 2 April 1731 from Middlesex, Suffolk and Hampshire counties.

Registry of Deeds (Worcester District)
2 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 798-7717
(508) 798-7746 (FAX) 
Recording Hours: Monday - Friday 9AM - 4PM


The Worcester District includes the towns of Athol, Auburn, Barre, Berlin, Blackstone, Bolton, Brookfield, Charlton, Clinton, Douglas, Dudley, East Brookfield, Gardner, Grafton, Hardwick, Harvard, Holden, Hopedale, Hubbardston, Lancaster, Leicester, Mendon, Milford, Millbury, Millville, New Braintree, North Brookfield, Northboro, Northbridge, Oakham, Oxford, Paxton, Petersham, Phillipstown, Princeton, Royalston, Rutland, Shrewsbury, Southboro, Southbridge, Spencer, Sterling, Sturbridge, Sutton, Templeton, Upton, Uxbridge, Warren, Webster, Westboro, West Boylston, West Brookfield, Winchedon and Worcester.
 
 
Registry of Deeds (Northern District)

166 Boulder Drive
Suite 202
Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 342-2637
(978) 345-2865 (FAX) 
Recording Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 4PM
 
The Northern District includes the towns of Ashburnham, Fitchburg, Leominster, Lunenburg and Westminster.

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