You may conduct a search in the Registry by searching by name, searching by volume/book or searching by document number. There are public computers available in the research room. The Registry records are indexed by the name of the individual(s) to a transaction. When searching for a land record such as a deed, mortgagees, or a lien, you must have a name to begin the search. An approximate date of the transaction would be useful, but not necessary. If only the property location is known, you need to contact the town or city tax assessor where the property is located to determine the owner.
Once the name has been located in the index, a book and page will be listed. You may now pull the book to read the document or use the computer. Note: Check with your county Registry of Deeds as a limited number of registries are able to search by address.
Searching County Records
Plan indices are available. All plans are given a plan number (or book and page numbers) which are sequential in the order that they are recorded. Plans may be listed under the owner's names, development name, subdivision, river, cemetery, lake or condo name and in some cases, abutter's names are listed. Plans are available for viewing on the public computer system.
Priority assistance for senior or persons with disabilities is available. If you need assistance, please ask the copy room staff.
The County Recorder's Office presents the information in the Registry of Deeds and on our individual county websites as a service to the public. We have tried to ensure that the information contained in these search systems is accurate. The Recorder's Office makes no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content. Assessing accuracy and reliability of information is the responsibility of the user. The user is advised to search on all possible spelling variations of proper names, in order to maximize search results. The Recorder's Office shall not be liable for errors contained therein or for any damages in connection with the use of the information.
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