Register O’Donnell Promotes On-Line Access to Registry Records During COVID-19 Pandemic

Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell today reminded county residents that even though the Registry of Deeds building is closed to the general public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all of the Registry’s records are available for viewing online via the website.


Register O’Donnell stated, “Despite the constraints we continue to work under due to the COVID-19 pandemic, providing secure, accurate and accessible land record information remains central to our work here at the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds. We also have a customer service center staffed with professionals who have been trained to answer any of your land document related questions. They can be reached at 781-461-6101, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30AM-4:30PM.”


Elaborating on the Registry’s research capabilities, O’Donnell noted, “By utilizing our website, users are able to research land record information online by multiple options, including the name of the property owner and property address. Members of the public can access our internet-based document research system for many endeavors such as determining property ownership, reviewing land plans (only plans which are recorded at the Registry) and also determining that documents affecting an individual or family’s property, such as mortgage discharges, have been recorded. Users can also print non-certified copies of documents and plans free of charge.”


The Registry’s website also provides information on how to obtain certified copies of land documents. The Registry’s certified copy charges are $1.00 per page plus an additional $1.00 per document for postage.


In conclusion, Register O’Donnell noted, “During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds has remained operational. Land documents have been recorded allowing buyers and sellers of Norfolk County real estate to complete their transactions, and users have been able to reap the benefits of historically low interest rates. The net result has been the Norfolk County real estate market remaining viable which has benefited users, real estate brokers and agents, lending institutions, legal firms, title companies and many others. None of this would have been possible here in Norfolk County without a state-of-the-art computer system that is available for use by individuals, businesses and real estate professionals alike. The Registry website does all that by bringing the Registry land document records into your homes and businesses.”


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The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds is located at 649 High Street in Dedham.  The Registry is a resource for homeowners, title examiners, mortgage lenders, municipalities and others with a need for secure, accurate, accessible land record information.  All land record research information can be found on the Registry’s website  Residents in need of assistance can contact the Registry of Deeds Customer Service Center via telephone at (781) 461-6101, or email us at [email protected].




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.