Saturday, June 2, 2018

Register O’Donnell Outreaches to Franklin Residents

Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell and his outreach team held office hours this past Thursday, May 24th at the Franklin Municipal Building. The Registry of Deeds is the principal office for real property records in Norfolk County cataloguing and housing more than 6 million land documents dating back to 1793.

O’Donnell and his staff met with local residents and answered questions including the importance of filing a mortgage discharge in a timely manner. Another topic addressed was the Homestead Act which provides limited protection against the forced sale of a homeowner’s primary residence to satisfy unsecured debt up to $500,000.

The Register spoke about the importance of bringing Registry services directly to the citizens of Norfolk County. “The Registry’s office hour events allow Norfolk County residents to avail themselves of Registry services without having to travel to the Registry’s central office in Dedham. I want to thank Franklin residents who came to our office hours and allowed our team to assist them with their questions.”

Register O’Donnell concluded by stating, “I want to thank the town council, Town Administrator Jeffrey Nutting and the entire team at the municipal building for allowing us to hold office hours and bring the Registry directly to the citizens of Franklin.”

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The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds is located at 649 High Street in Dedham. The Registry is a resource for homeowners, title examiners, mortgage lenders, municipalities and others with a need for secure, accurate, accessible land record information. All land record research information can be found on the Registry’s website

Residents in need of assistance can contact the Registry of Deeds Customer Service Center via telephone at (781) 461-6101, or email us at

Register O’Donnell Outreaches to Franklin Residents
Register O’Donnell Outreaches to Franklin Residents

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