Friday, August 18, 2017

“I need a copy of my deed”

One of the most frequent requests received at the registry of deeds is from homeowners seeking a copy of the deed for their house. Depending on how the request is made, we have several ways to fulfill it.

If the customer has come to the registry in person, we simply print the deed from our computer system and give it to him at no charge. (That only applies to deeds given to homeowners; all other prints come with a statutory fee of $1 per page).

If the customer calls us (our number is 978/322-9000), we explain that the deed can be printed from our website ( but also offer to send a copy by email or by US Mail (again, at no charge). 

If the customer emails, we just attach a copy of the deed to a reply email. 

If the customer sends a written request by US Mail, we just print the deed and send it out in that day's return US Mail.

Since all recorded documents are freely available on our website, many individuals are able to find, view and print their deeds from there without any assistance from the registry. But we are always happy to help anyone who can’t find their deed or online or who would prefer dealing with a human being rather than a computer.

So if you live in Billerica, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Dracut, Dunstable, Lowell, Tewksbury, Tyngsborough, Westford or Wilmington and you need a copy of your deed, just give us a call at the Middlesex North Registry of Deeds, 978/322-9000.

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