Register O’Donnell Brings the Registry of Deeds Directly to Norfolk County Residents

Dedham, MA- Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell announced today that he and his outreach team will resume holding office hours in communities throughout Norfolk County 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 10 million land documents dating back to 1793. The office hours will be held to assist residents in locating their property records and provide them with certified copies of land documents, such as deeds and mortgage discharges.

The Register expressed his strong belief in the benefits of bringing the Registry directly to residents. “These office hours,” noted Register O’Donnell, “allow us to bring Registry services directly to the residents of Norfolk County without the inconvenience of having them travel to the Registry’s central office in Dedham.”

By offering office hours, the Register aims to make it more convenient for residents to access and inquire about real property records. This initiative reflects the Register’s commitment to providing efficient and accessible services to the residents of Norfolk County.

Although Registry staff cannot provide legal advice, they will be on hand along with the Register to answer basic questions, transport documents for recording, and assist in the filling out of a Declaration of Homestead form that provides limited protection against the forced sale of an individual’s primary residence to satisfy unsecured debt up to $500,000. They will also assist a person in signing up for the Registry of Deeds Consumer Notification Program, which alerts a homeowner when a transaction has been made against their property to alert them against potential cases of fraud.

Register O’Donnell concluded by stating, “I understand that not everyone has the ability to travel to the Registry. By offering office hours in different locations throughout Norfolk County, we hope to accommodate those who may have difficulty making it to our main location. Additionally, residents can also utilize our online services at www.norfolkdeeds.org to access and request real property records from the comfort of their own homes. Our goal is to ensure that all Norfolk County residents have convenient and flexible options for accessing and inquiring about their real property records.”

2024 Winter and Spring Scheduled Office Hours

LocationDateTime
Office Hours
Needham Town Hall
Council Chambers
Wednesday, February 28th, 202410:00AM to 12:00PM
Office Hours
Brookline Town Hall 
Room 111
Thursday, March 21st, 202410:00AM to 12:00PM
Office Hours
Braintree Town Hall
Cahill Auditorium
Wednesday, March 27th, 202410:00AM to 12:00PM
Office Hours
Weymouth Town Hall
Council Chambers
Wednesday, April 3rd, 202410:00AM to 12:00PM
Office Hours
Sharon Town Hall
2nd Floor Meeting Room
Tuesday, April 9th, 202410:00AM to 12:00PM
Office Hours
Milton Town Hall
John Cronin Chambers
Wednesday, April 24th, 202410:00AM to 12:00PM
Office Hours
Randolph Town Hall
Washington Room
Tuesday, April 30th, 202410:00AM to 12:00PM
Office Hours
Stoughton Town Hall
The Fitzpatrick Room
Wednesday, May 1st, 202410:00AM to 12:00PM
Office Hours
Franklin Town Hall
Council Chambers
Tuesday, May 7th, 202410:00AM to 12:00PM
Office Hours
Foxborough Town Hall
The Gala Meeting Room
Tuesday, May 14th, 202410:00AM to 12:00PM
Office Hours
Avon Town Hall – Mary
McDermott Meeting Room
Tuesday, May 21st, 202410:00AM to 12:00PM
Office Hours
Quincy City Hall
Boards & Commissions Room
Tuesday, June 11th, 202410:00AM to 12:00PM
Office Hours
Walpole Public Library 
Pinnacle Room
Tuesday, June 18th, 202410:00AM to 12:00PM

 

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.