Friday, November 09, 2012

Holiday schedule and severe weather policy

Since we've started receiving inquiries:

The registry will be closed on Monday, November 12 in observance of Veterans Day

The registry will be closed on Thursday, November 22 for Thanksgiving

The registry will be closed on Tuesday, December 25 for Christmas

The registry will be closed on Tuesday, January 1, 2012 for New Years Day

The registry will be open during our regular hours on the following days:

The day after Thanksgiving (Friday, November 23)
Christmas Eve (Monday, December 24)
New Years Eve (Monday, December 31)

During severe weather events such as hurricanes or major snow storms, the registry may close early or open late depending on conditions.  Since this office is located inside a courthouse, whether and when we are open is a decision that tends to follow that made by the Massachusetts Court system (we've never closed the registry while the courthouse remained open).  In the case of an overnight snowstorm, visit the home page of the Massachusetts Court System to find any notices about delayed openings or building closures (if anything is to be posted, it's usually done by 6:30 am).  In the case of a snowstorm during the day, check this blog or call the registry at 978/322-9000 to learn of our status.  One point of emphasis: when the governor declares a state of emergency and directs non-essential state employees to stay home, such a declaration does not apply to either the court or the registry of deeds.  Hopefully this is all just an academic discussion and will avoid any further nasty weather this winter.

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