The Middlesex North Registry of Deeds will open for limited purposes starting Monday, July 13, 2020. Here is how we intend to operate:
Virtual Operations – We will continue to operate virtually to the greatest extent possible so please use electronic recording whenever possible to file documents and use our website for research.
Copies of Documents and Plans – We will not provide paper copies of ANY documents or plans at the registry office. Either print what you need from our website or order a certified copy by mail.
Research Assistance – We will not provide in-person research assistance to customers. Anyone coming to the registry will be given a handout with our telephone/email/website contact information and instructed to contact us from home.
Walk-In Recordings – Customers coming into the registry will only be permitted to drop their recording packages (documents, check, return envelope) on the counter at the entrance to the registry. Registry staff will not touch the documents until the customer leaves. We will not scan and return; documents will be returned by mail.
Drop-Box at Courthouse Entrance – There will be a drop-box just inside the entrance to the courthouse on the public side of the security checkpoint. Customers may place documents in the box and call us at 978-322-9000 and we will retrieve the documents. This will eliminate the need for the customer to go through the security checkpoint and to undergo the health and safety checks required for entering the building.
Registered Land Recordings – Customers with registered land documents must first email them to [email protected] for preapproval before bringing or mailing them to the registry.
Recording a Plan – Customers with plans to record must first email them to [email protected] for preapproval before bringing them to the registry.
Run-Down/Research Computers – There are none. Use your own device to access our website from offsite.
Fedex/UPS/Couriers – The registry will accept delivery of packages addressed to the registry, however, the registry will refuse any packages addressed to a third party in care of the registry.
Real Estate Closings – There is no space at the registry of deeds for real estate closings.
Notary Service – The registry will no longer 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. The registry will not provide blank homestead forms to in-person customers nor will the registry assist in-person customers in completing homestead forms.
Corporate Certificates – Customers may MAKE AN APPOINTMENT to pick up corporate certificates ordered from the Secretary of State’s website. Call us at 978-322-9000 to schedule your appointment.
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.