As of Saturday, March 28, 2020, as the result of a COVID-19 exposure at the Edward Brooke Courthouse, the entire facility is now closed to both the public and all courthouse employees.
The Suffolk Registry of Deeds staff cannot access the facility and, therefore, cannot record either recorded land or registered land mail sent in by Fed Ex, UPS or the U.S. Mail.
From Monday, March 30 to Friday, April 3, the only recording that will occur is the electronic recording of recorded land documents – which will be recorded by staff remotely from home.
From Monday, March 30 to Friday, April 3, please do not send any mail to the Registry since there is no one present to retrieve, accept or sign for it.
As of today, in accordance with Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Standing Order OE-144, the Suffolk Registry of Deeds plans on reopening to the public and resuming normal operations on Monday, April 6, 2020. Regarding the reopening, there will be more information to follow at the end of this week.
If you have questions regarding Registry operations and recorded land you can contact Thomas Ryan at (781) 801-4605. If you have questions regarding registered land you can contact Laura O’Brien at (617) 930-6217.
Understand that the above two employees cannot gain access to the Registry, cannot record mail and are not available to perform research on your behalf.
Title examination and research remains available electronically on masslandrecords.com/Suffolk.
The situation is fluid and subject to change, check this website for the latest information.
The Suffolk Registry of Deeds is committed to making our website accessible to as many people as possible. We have worked with the National Center for Accessible Media at WGBH to make sure this site is available to persons who use assistive technology such as keyboard-only navigation and screen readers. With the ever-changing state of technology, this effort and our commitment is continuing and ongoing. If you have any comments or suggestions to make this site more easily accessible please CONTACT US. We are here to help you.
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A Message from the Register
For the last 375 years, the Suffolk Registry of Deeds has been committed to keeping the residents of Suffolk County’s real estate records safe and accessible. In keeping with that tradition, we at the Registry of Deeds are proud to invite you to visit our new and improved public website.
This website has been designed with new features that will better serve all the residents of our county. We have worked with the National Center for Accessible Media at WGBH to ensure that this site is available to persons who use assistive technology such as keyboard only navigation and screen readers. In addition, the site allows for all non-embedded text to be enlarged and contrasted assisting persons with visual impairments.
The site is equipped with Google Translator which allows for all non-embedded text to be translated into over 100 different languages assisting the residents of our County whose first language is not English.
For all of our users, the site was designed to allow better access on mobile devices, such as phones and tablets.
The one feature of this site which we were unable to improve was the functionality of masslandrecords.com – changes on this state-wide site require the collective efforts of numerous entities. As the Register I can assure you that the efforts to make those improvements are underway.
Please use our new website and enjoy the improvements we have made. Like any technology product, it can always be enhanced and improved. If you have any comments or suggestions please contact us – we value your input. After all, we are here to help you.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve you,
Stephen J. Murphy
Register of Deeds
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