Registry of Deeds Employees Are Every Day Heroes

The employees who work at the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds building were recognized as Every Day Heroes by D’Angelo Grilled Sandwiches.  This recognition program by D’Angelo Grilled Sandwiches honors groups of individuals who stand out in their community during the COVID-19 pandemic.  “One thing 2020 has taught us is that there are heroes in many forms across all of our New England communities and we want to do our part to celebrate the people in our towns who are making a difference,” said Deena McKinley, CMO of Papa Gino’s and D’Angelo Grilled Sandwiches.  “We’re very grateful for the opportunity to hear these stories and reward these amazing individuals with their favorite hometown food through the continuation of our cherished community donation programs.”


The Registry of Deeds employees have kept the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds open and operational every work day since Governor Baker declared a State of Emergency back on March 10, 2020.  By remaining open for the recording of land documents while the COVID-19 pandemic has been ongoing the Norfolk County real estate economy and market was able to remain viable.  The Registry employees recorded a total of 179,260 land documents during 2020 with the coronavirus pandemic raging which was a 19% increase compared to the previous year, 2019.


The busy activity despite COVID 19 led to increased revenue collections at the Registry of Deeds with over 68 million dollars being collected in calendar year 2020 due to the efforts of Registry employees.  These monies get forwarded to the state where they help pay for critical programs at the state, county and local levels including public safety, health care and education.  These collected funds are also used for the Community Preservation Act (CPA) projects in our local communities.


Register of Deeds Bill O’Donnell thanked all of the Registry employees for their efforts and collaboration in keeping the Registry of Deeds operational.  “The safety and health of all our Registry employees during this COVID-19 pandemic is our chief priority.  Each Registry employee is an “Every Day Hero” for doing their jobs.  I appreciate and want to thank D’Angelo’s for giving the Norfolk Registry of Deeds employees this recognition.”


Norfolk County Commissioner Richard Staiti was also on hand at the Norfolk Registry of Deeds when the D’Angelo sandwiches were delivered as part of the Every Day Heroes Program. Commissioner Staiti also recognized the Registry employees and thanked D’Angelos for their generosity and thoughtfulness.


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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.