How to Get a Copy of Your Deed

In Person  |  By Mail  |  Online

In Person

  • A copy or certified copy of your deed can be obtained at the Suffolk Registry of Deeds, located in the Edward W. Brooke Courthouse, 24 New Chardon St. 1st Floor, Boston, MA 02114. 


  • The Registry is open and customer service is available to assist you from 8:30 am to 4:15 pm, Monday through Friday.
  • The cost of a copy is $.50 per page, $1.00 per page for certified copies. Most deeds are approximately two pages long, after signatures and notarization.
  • You may pay by cash, check or money order. By statute, the Registry is not authorized to accept credit card payments.

By Mail

If you cannot make it to the Registry, you may send a request by mail.
The request must include:

  • A cover letter with the book and page or Registered Land document number of the deed.
  • A check made out to the “Commonwealth of Massachusetts” for the exact amount of the transaction.
  • The cost of a copy is $.50 per page, $1.00 per page for certified copies. Most deeds are approximately two pages long, after signatures and notarization.
  • A self-addressed, stamped envelope for the return of the deed or document to you.

Mail To:
Suffolk Registry of Deeds
24 New Chardon St.
P.O. Box 9660
Boston, MA 02114-9660


You can locate and print a non-certified copy of your deed online for free.

From click on 'Document Search'. You will be brought to the Suffolk Registry page at, with the search criteria set to Recorded Land Name Search.

If your property is Registered Land click on Search Criteria in the top left corner and click "Registered Land (Land Court) - Name Search".

If you are unsuccessful in locating your deed in the Recorded Land database, please search the Registered Land database.


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Search by Name (Recorded Land)

  • In the top left corner of the page (to the right of
  • Enter your last name into the box titled 'Business/Last Name'
  • Enter your first name into the box titled 'First Name'
  • Click on the Box to the right titled 'Search'
  • Search results will appear on the left half of your screen


When you locate a document of interest, click on the box to the left of that item, then click on the name displayed for that document.
The right side of the screen will display the indexed information of the item you selected, and a preview window of the document image(s) may appear. (If the preview window does not open, you may open one yourself by clicking the 'View Image' tab above the document details)

To Print:
Click on 'Print Document' located at the upper right of the indexed information area.


From the document preview window- Click on 'Print Document' at the top right of the window.