Thursday, December 23, 2010

Registry Holiday Schedule

With Christmas only 48 hours away, here's a recap of the registry's holiday schedule: There isn't one. We'll be open our normal hours on our normal days which means 8:30 am to 4:15 pm tomorrow (Christmas Eve) and on next Friday (New Year's Eve - December 31). By some legislative quirk, if a holiday such as Christmas or New Years falls on a Sunday, then the courthouse - and by extension the Registry of Deeds - would be closed on Monday. If the holiday falls on Saturday as is the case this year, then the building stays open on Friday (and Monday) and all employees receive a "floating holiday." Even though we will be open, many of our employees will take Christmas Eve day off, but even though only a reduced staff will be on hand, we will still be able to take care of all your recording needs.

1 comment:

Jeff Welch said...

The quirk about what happens when Christmas- or other holidays- falls on a Saturday is an old holdover from when Saturday was considered a business day. At least down in Norfolk County, the registry was open on Saturdays until the 1940s. (Doing a title, I once came across a deed recorded on 12/6/1941- which everyone knows was a Saturday.)

I'd bet that Middlesex North probably kept Saturday hours until around that time period, as well. (Perhaps they closed down government offices on Saturdays to conserve energy for the war effort...)