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Northern Essex Registry of Deeds

The Northern Essex 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  Andover,  Lawrence,  Methuen and  North Andover.

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Forms of Payment

Only Cash and Checks are Accepted. Please make checks payable to:

Northern Essex Registry of Deeds 


Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

Fees Include all Applicable Surcharges

Registry holidays

Monday, September 2nd, 2024 The Registry will be CLOSED in observance of Labor Day

We will reopen again Tuesday September 3rd, 2024 for normal business hours.

Thank You.

Paul Iannuccillo, Register of Deeds

Secretary of the Commonwealth

Secretary of the Commonwealth William F. Galvin

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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Customer service is our top priority at the Northern Essex Registry of Deeds. Register M. Paul Iannuccillo is proud to offer a free notification tool, which alerts homeowners when a new document is recorded in their name and the city or town specified when signing up. If you own real estate in one of the four cities and towns of Andover, Lawrence, Methuen or North Andover, you can subscribe to this service, free of charge.

If you receive a notification that a document has been recorded in your name please contact the Northern Essex Registry immediately at 978-557-1900 and one of our customer service specialists will look up the record for you and provide you with a free copy. If you suspect the document is fraudulent, feel free to contact the Office of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Attorney General at 617-727-2200 and the Essex County District Attorney’s Office at 978-745-6610.

Please use the button below to sign up for the service OR scan the QR code with your mobile device and follow the instructions.

If you have difficulties signing up or do not receive a pass code, please contact our IT provider Browntech at 508-543-0211.

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Consumer Alerts

National Grid Scam

We have been notified of instances where individuals claiming to represent National Grid are contacting customers by phone, insisting on immediate payment for their utility bills.

Additionally, they are pressuring customers to make over-the-phone payments for the replacement of old meters with new smart meters. These callers threaten customers with service termination within hours if immediate phone payment is not completed.

Certified Copies are always FREE!

We want to bring to your attention that some companies are offering homeowners a Certified Copy of their deed for a fee of $118.00.

Please be aware: You have the option to print a FREE copy of your deed directly from our website. Alternatively, you can reach out to our Customer Service Department at 978-557-1900, or feel free to email us, and we will gladly assist you in obtaining a free copy.

Registered Land Preview Service

To enhance our customer service, the Northern Essex Registry of Deeds provides a document preview service specifically for Registered Land Documents. We will conduct a comprehensive review of your documents to ensure they are complete and prepared for recording before you proceed with the submission. Following the email submission of your documents, we recommend that you follow up with a phone call to our office to confirm the receipt of your documents.

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