Monday, May 2, 2016

Norfolk County Registry of Deeds: 34,000th Book Printed at Registry

Norfolk County Registry of Deeds

Register O'Donnell Announces 34,000th Book Printed at Registry

Celebrating a significant landmark at the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds, Register William P. O'Donnell today announced the Registry recently completed printing its 34,000th book of recorded land documents.

Register O'Donnell noted, "The printing of our 34,000th book - which includes but are not limited to such documents as deeds, mortgage discharges, and homesteads - is truly a significant milestone and a testament to the volume of work completed day in and day out here at the Registry. It also irretrievably links us to our County's rich historical past that dates back to 1793.

"While we continue to print books, we have also embraced cutting edge technology here at the Registry allowing us to record land documents instantaneously. Documents are scanned and available for viewing within 24 business hours of recording at

"Our computer systems are backed up on a nightly and weekly basis. This redundancy allows the Registry the capability of recording documents off-site in the event of a disaster affecting our building at 649 High Street, Dedham. Additionally, the Registry also microfilms all recorded land documents. The microfiche is shipped off-site and kept in a secure location to be retrieved in the event of a catastrophe," noted Register O'Donnell.

Residents and those with an interest in Norfolk County property are encouraged to visit the Registry of Deeds. Users of the Registry have the option to view land documents by whichever means they are comfortable with, either hard copy via books or on-line by one of our many computer workstations available to the public.

Concluding his remarks, O'Donnell stated, "The Registry takes its role very seriously to serve as a depository for all recorded Norfolk County land documents, which is approximately 5,000,000 records. While we have embraced the latest technology to improve efficiencies, the printing of books allows us to keep a permanent record of each land document on-site."

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The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds, located at 649 High Street, Dedham, is the principal office for real property in Norfolk County. The Registry is a resource for homeowners, title examiners, mortgage lenders, municipalities and others with a need for secure, accurate, accessible land record information. Residents in need of assistance can contact the Registry of Deeds Customer Service Center at (781) 461-6101, or on the web at

Register William P. O'Donnell
Norfolk County Registry of Deeds

phone: 781-234-3336

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