COVID-19 Updates: Last update, 5/20/2020

All Probate Courts are closed until further notice.

NORFOLK RECORDINGS: Our office in Norwood is open. Please do not send packages for recording to our office. Please send recordings to the registry attn: Norfolk Registry of Deeds (not McDonough and Novak)

3/18 – Essex South – Documents for Recorded Land AND Registered can be recorded electronically, by FedEx, UPS, or by USPS, and local drop-off at the front door. If you choose to come to the Registry, please come to the front door where we will have a drop-off bin to leave your documents. Please leave a contact phone number, so that we may contact you if corrections are needed. Please note that entry to the Registry will not be permitted.

3/18 – Plymouth – We are asking all of our clients to send the recordings to a different address. Please send docs to:

MacInnis Title
225 Water st, suite c-209
Plymouth ma 02360

3/18 – Middlesex South – E-recording & USPS packages only –

3/18 – Middlesex North – Click here for announcement on recording procedures:


  • Please see registry info below.
  • Current recording statuses of the registries around the state as of March 18th:

  • Registry Physical Recording / Electronic Recordings *
  • Barnstable Drop offs only / Yes
  • Berkshire South (Barrington) Yes /Yes
  • Berkshire Middle (Pittsfield) Drop offs only / Yes
  • Berkshire North (Great Barrington) Yes / Yes
  • Bristol North (Taunton) Hand Delivery / Yes
  • Bristol South (New Bedford) Yes / Yes
  • Dukes Scheduled Only / Yes
  • Essex North (Lawrence) Drop offs only / Yes
  • Essex South (Salem) Drop offs only / Yes
  • Franklin Drop offs only / Yes
  • Hampden (Springfield) No / Yes
  • Hampden (Westfield Satellite) Yes / Yes
  • Hampshire Yes / Yes
  • Middlesex North (Lowell) Drop offs only / Yes
  • Middlesex South (Cambridge) USPS only / Yes
  • Nantucket No / Yes
  • Norfolk Yes / Yes
  • Plymouth Yes / Yes
  • Suffolk No / Limited
  • Worcester Front desk Drop off / Yes

*The status of Electronic Recordings is a fluid one. Where there is full Electronic Recording capability, the documents are submitted electronically and are in line for indexing so the results can be seen by the public. Where there is limited capability, the documents may be submitted for recording electronically, but there may be more substantial delays in indexing.