Welcome to the Northern Berkshire Registry of Deeds

The Northern Berkshire Registry of Deeds is committed to providing the public with efficient, courteous service and easy, reliable access to its records. Our district maintains land records for City of North Adams and the towns of  Adams,  Cheshire,  Clarksburg, Florida, Hancock,  Lanesborough, New Ashford, Savoy,  Williamstown, and  Windsor

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The Northern Berkshire Registry of Deeds, at this point, is currently open for business. However, with all that is evolving with the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic I would Respectfully request that our customers opt to use other methods available for recording.

We do not know how the next several weeks will unfold and it may be in your best interest to contact one of these companies listed below about getting on board with E-File. Electronic Filing may be the only option at some point in the near future.  Things at this point are very uncertain.  (Please keep in mind that this Registry does not E-File Registered Land Documents).

Our E-file Vendors are:

Simplifile -www.simplifile.com | csc -www.erecording.com | Epartners -www.goepn.com

You may also choose to send your documents via UPS, Fedex or USPS to the Northern Berkshire Registry of Deeds, 65 Park Street, Suite 1, Adams, MA  01220.

The Registry will not be open for real estate closings at this time.

As for general public searching or inquires, I am asking that you call the office at (413) 743-0035 for assistance and we will help you in any way we can.

*If you choose to come to our office we have instituted a designated area in the front lobby for you to place your documents in a wire basket and wait for Registry Personnel to get them from you.  We ask that you review your documents and money carefully so recording proceeds smoothly.  Once documents are recorded we will return them to you in the lobby area.*

I will keep you up to date with any changes as time progresses.  Thank you for your patience and understanding in this most extraordinary time. Stay Healthy, Stay Safe.

Maria Ziemba – Register of Deeds

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Registry Closings

Columbus Day 2020

Monday October 12th, 2020 The Registry will be CLOSED in observance of Columbus Day.

The Registry will reopen for normal business hours Tuesday October 13th.

Thank You.

Maria T Ziemba, Register of Deeds

About Us

Secretary of the Commonwealth


William F. Galvin

Secretary of the Commonwealth
Citizen Information Service
One Ashburton Place, Room 1611
Boston, MA 02108-1512
Tel: (617) 727-7030
Toll Free: 1 (800) 392-6090

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Consumer Alerts

Customer Beware!

It has come to our attention that National Grid customers are being contacted by telephone by individuals who claim to be from National Grid and demand payment on their utility bill. They also demand over the phone payment to replace your old meter with new smart meters and threaten customers with service termination within hours if phone payment is not made immediately.

Please follow this link if you would like more information on utility scams: https://www.nationalgridus.com/Our-Company/Scam-Alert

Consumer Alert!

There are companies offering to provide homeowners a Certified Copy of their deed for a cost of $83.00.

Please Take Note: You can print a FREE copy of your deed from our website or contact our Customer Service Department by calling (413) 743-0035 or by Email

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