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Norfolk County Register O’Donnell Promotes Registry of Deeds Internet Research

Oct 28, 2016 06:00AM ● By Pamela Johnson

Register of Deeds William P. O'Donnell

Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell reminds consumers that you don’t have to spend time and money to drive to the registry to view land records since they are available online via the Registry’s internet-based document research system at
“Consumers can see up to 6,000,000 scanned land document images dating back to the founding of Norfolk County in 1793. These documents are available via our internet-based document research system.
“Providing secure, accurate and accessible land record information, coupled with our on-site customer service center, is critical to our success at the Norfolk County Registry of Deed,” said Register O’Donnell.
Elaborating on the Registry’s research capabilities, O’Donnell said, “Land record information can be researched by multiple options, including the name of the property owner and property address. Consumers can access our internet-based document research system for many endeavors such as, to determine property ownership, to research land titles, to review land plans (only plans which are recorded at the Registry) and finally to confirm that documents affecting a person’s property- such as a mortgage discharges - have been duly recorded.”
The Registry’s website also provides information on how to obtain copies of land documents. The Registry copy charges are $1.00 per page, plus an additional $1.00 per document for postage.
In conclusion, O’Donnell stated, “Providing first-class customer service is a core objective of the Registry. Norfolk County residents and businesses deserve a Registry of Deeds that provides them with access to land record information in an easily accessible and consumer friendly manner. The Registry website does that by bringing the Registry records into your homes and businesses.”
To learn more about these and other Registry of Deeds events and initiatives, like us at or follow us on and/or
The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds, located at 649 High Street, Dedham is the principal office for real property in Norfolk County. The Registry is a resource for homeowners, title examiners, mortgage lenders, municipalities and others with a need for secure, accurate, accessible land record information. Residents in need of assistance can contact the Registry of Deeds Customer Service Department via telephone at (781) 461-6101, or on the web at





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