Norfolk County Register of Deeds Visits Sharon Town Hall

Sharon, MA– Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell and his outreach team held office hours at Sharon Town Hall as part of his ongoing efforts to bring the Registry of Deeds directly to the residents of Norfolk County.

The Registry of Deeds is the principal office for real property records in Norfolk County, cataloging and housing more than 13.1 million land documents dating back to 1793. The office hours were held to assist residents with any questions or concerns regarding real property records or land documents.

“The office hours were really welcoming and a convenient way to get some of the questions I had answered,” said Sharon Historical Society member Jean Zaniewski. “It was a very productive visit for me, and I was able to get some useful historic information to help with my research.”

Register O’Donnell and his staff met with local residents and answered questions on a wide range of property owner issues. Registry staff were also able to provide certified copies of land documents, including deeds and mortgage discharges.

The Register expressed his strong belief in the benefits of bringing the Registry directly to Sharon. “These office hours,” noted Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell, “allow us to bring the services of the Registry of Deeds directly to the citizens of Norfolk County without the inconvenience of having them travel to the Registry’s central office in Dedham. I was very appreciative that Sharon residents came to our office hours and our team was able to assist them with their questions.”

Registry staff were also on hand to explain the benefits of having a Declaration of Homestead recorded and were also able to bring original land documents back to the registry for recording, saving local residents time and expense.

“Homeowners can have peace of mind knowing that with a Declaration of Homestead recorded at the Registry of Deeds, their primary residence cannot be forcibly sold to satisfy most debts. This is especially important when you consider that for most of us, a home is our most valuable asset,” stated Register O’Donnell.

This visit to Sharon Town Hall is part of a broader effort to work with various communities throughout Norfolk County to make it easier for residents to have convenient access to the services offered at the Registry of Deeds.

“I want to thank the Sharon Select Board, Town Administrator Frederic Turkington, and the entire team at Town Hall for their generosity in allowing us to hold office hours and bring the registry directly to the citizens of Sharon,” said O’Donnell.

The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds will be closed on Thursday, July 4th in celebration of Independence Day. We are open Friday, July 5th.

The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds is closed Today, July 4th in celebration of Independence Day. We are open Friday, July 5th.