Registry Reopening Procedures

Effective July 12, 2021, the Trial Court has removed most of the pandemic-related limits on access to courthouses. As a result, the Middlesex North Registry of Deeds will operate as follows:

Document Recording – Please continue to use electronic recording or US Mail/Fedex whenever possible. If you must bring your document to the registry for recording, you may drop it off inside the registry office but please have your check made out in advance and bring a self-addressed stamped envelope. (We will record the document after you leave).

Registered Land – Customers with registered land documents must first email them to [email protected] for preapproval before dropping (or mailing) the originals at the registry.

Recording a Plan – Customers with a plan to record must first email a digital image of the plan to [email protected] for preapproval before bringing it to the registry.

Homeowners – If you have a permit or decision from the town to record or if you need a copy of your deed or have any other questions, please call us at 978-322-9000 or email us BEFORE you come to the registry so we may review the process with you. 

Customer Service (copies of deeds, plans, homesteads, etc.) – All Customer Service will be conducted remotely. Please call or email us with your questions (at 978-322-9000 or at [email protected]) and we will assist you. We will email or mail to homeowners copies of documents or plans at no charge. (We will not provide in-person paper copies). 

Research Room/Research Computers – There is no dedicated research room at the registry of deeds. There are no computers for public use. Please use our website for all of your research needs. (If you cannot find the document you seek on our website please call or email us for assistance).

Real Estate Closings – There is no dedicated space for real estate closings at the registry. (There are public spaces within our building that might be used for closings but all of it is controlled by the Trial Court). 

Fedex/UPS/Couriers – The registry accepts packages addressed to the registry, however, we will refuse any packages addressed to a third party in care of the registry.

Notary Service – The registry does not notarize documents.

Declaration of Homestead – Blank homestead forms are available on our website or will be mailed to you when requested by phone or email. Once you have filled out your homestead and had it notarized you may mail it to us or drop it off (include a check payable to Registry of Deeds for $35 for the recording fee). 

Corporate Certificates – Customers may order corporate certificates from the Secretary of State’s website and have them sent to the registry for printing and pickup. Before coming to the registry, please call us at 978-322-9000 to ensure your certificate has arrived.

Oath of Office – Customers may MAKE AN APPOINTMENT to take an oath of office at the registry. Call us at 978-322-9000 to make your appointment.

Updated 5/1/2024. 

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Middlesex North Registry of Deeds
370 Jackson St.
Lowell, MA 01852
Main Number: (978) 322-9000
Fax Number: (978) 322-9001

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