The Secretary of State’s Office announced today that the Middlesex South Satellite Office which has been operated by the Secretary’s staff since July 1, 2009, will close permanently on Friday, January 22, 2010. The practice of recording of Middlesex North documents at the Middlesex South Registry will cease at the same time.
The Middlesex South Satellite Office in Lowell first opened in July 2003 in response to the surge in recordings at the beginning of the housing bubble. The office was operated by the Middlesex North Registry of Deeds until June 30, 2009 when the Secretary of State’s office assumed operation of the satellite office until such time as electronic recording was fully available at both registries. That service has been in place in Lowell for several years and has been available in Cambridge for the past six months. For more information about electronic recording, please see this page of our website.