Registry Guide

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The Plymouth County Registry of Deeds is an Department of the County of Plymouth. Established in 1685, Plymouth County is among the oldest counties in the United States.

The Registry of Deeds has over 17 million images available to the public, these images include all recorded documents, plans, Land Court certificates, and many special collections. Please check the Records Inventory for the full description of our records. In addition, at the Plymouth location, the Registry offers access to the Plymouth County Probate Court System.

The Registry is the Recording Office for property transactions affecting the City of Brockton and the 26 towns in Plymouth County. As such, it serves a population of over 510,000 people (as of 2015). And in recent years the recordings have been anywhere between 150,000 and 300,000 a year.

How to Obtain a Certified Copy of a Document

To obtain a certfied copy of your deed, you will need a Book and Page reference. If you have registered land, you will need a Document Number (usually 5 or 6 digits)  or a Certificate of Title Number. Please use this Mail Order Form Account Holders may use this form to charge Certified Copies and Full size plans, these would be mailed to you.

If you do not have a reference for a deed, the easiest way to obtain one is to call the Assessors Office for the town in which the property is located. If you provide an address, they can usually tell you the name of the current owner and the reference (Book and Page or Certificate of Title Number). Sometimes, your deed reference is on your tax bill from your town or city.

Once you have the reference, please visit one of our offices or send your request for a copy to:

Plymouth County Registry of Deeds
50 Obery Street
Plymouth, MA 02360

along with a check in the following amount:

  • Deeds: $3.00
  • Master Deeds: $25.00
  • Mortgages: $20.00
  • Declaration of Trust: $20.00
  • All other instruments: $3.00
  • Plans (reduced): $2.00
  • Plans (full size): $5.00
  • Use the convenient Mail Order Form for fastest service.Other Documents: Please call our Copy Department at (508) 830-9270.

How to Record by Mail

You may not have to come to the Registry to record a document. Many documents, such as mortgage discharges and homesteads, are often recorded by mail. To do so, simply:

Write the name and address to whom you want the instrument returned after processing, in the lower left corner of the first page.

Enclose a check in the appropriate amount according to the Fee Schedule.

Mail to:

Plymouth County Registry of Deeds
50 Obery Street
Plymouth, MA 02360

In the unlikely event there is a problem it will be promptly returned to you with an explanatory note. Otherwise, you will receive your original back in a timely fashion. However, documents concerning registered land (also known as “Land Court”) are retained by the Registry’s Land Court Division, as required by law.