Register O’Donnell Brings the Registry of Deeds to Foxborough May 14th

Local Press Release

Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell announced today that he and his outreach team will resume holding office hours in communities throughout Norfolk County as part of his ongoing efforts to bring the Registry of Deeds directly to the residents of Norfolk County.

The Registry of Deeds is the principal office for real property records in Norfolk County, cataloging and housing more than 10 million land documents dating back to 1793. The office hours will be held to assist residents in locating their property records and provide them with certified copies of land documents, such as deeds and mortgage discharges.

The Register expressed his strong belief in the benefits of bringing the Registry directly to residents. “These office hours,” noted Register O’Donnell, “allow us to bring Registry services directly to the residents of Norfolk County without the inconvenience of having them travel to the Registry’s central office in Dedham.”

By offering office hours, the Register aims to make it more convenient for residents to access and inquire about real property records. This initiative reflects the Register’s commitment to providing efficient and accessible services to the residents of Norfolk County.

Although Registry staff cannot provide legal advice, they will be on hand along with the Register to answer basic questions, transport documents for recording, and assist in the filling out of a Declaration of Homestead form that provides limited protection against the forced sale of an individual’s primary residence to satisfy unsecured debt up to $500,000. They will also assist a person in signing up for the Registry of Deeds Consumer Notification Program, which alerts a homeowner when a transaction has been made against their property to alert them against potential cases of fraud.

Register O’Donnell concluded by stating, “I understand that not everyone has the ability to travel to the Registry. By offering office hours in different locations throughout Norfolk County, we hope to accommodate those who may have difficulty making it to our main location. Additionally, residents can also utilize our online services at to access and request real property records from the comfort of their own homes. Our goal is to ensure that all Norfolk County residents have convenient and flexible options for accessing and inquiring about their real property records.”

2024 Winter and Spring Scheduled Office Hours:

Foxborough Town Hall, Gala Meeting Room
May 14, 2024 10:00-12:00 PM

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The Norfolk County Registry of Deeds, located at 649 High St., Dedham, is the principal office for real property in Norfolk County. The Registry is a resource for homeowners, title examiners, mortgage lenders, municipalities, and others with a need for secure, accurate, and 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 at (781) 461-6101 or email us at

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