About the Registry
The Northern Bristol County Registry of Deeds holds property records in two locations: Taunton and the recently opened Attleboro Registry of Deeds, located in the former Attleboro Post Office building.
Massachusetts is divided into 21 registry districts, with an elected Register of Deeds responsible for each office. Bristol County is divided into the Northern District (Taunton and Attleboro offices), the Fall River District, and the New Bedford District. Documents related to the ownership of real estate within the district are recorded at the local Registry of Deeds.
Recorded documents are assigned a sequential identifying number (known as the book and page number) and are then scanned into the registry's computer system. The resulting images are available for viewing and printing from public access terminals at the Registry and from your home or office via the Internet. In addition, Registries microfilm all recorded documents, and most continue to produce record books containing document images on paper. In most cases, original documents are returned to the land owner. To assist customers in finding relevant documents, Registries create a searchable index that contains the names of all parties to a document and the property address.
Meet the Team
Here at the Northern Bristol County Registry of Deeds, we process up to 300 documents each and every business day. Our dedicated staff ensures that every transaction, and every document, is assigned a book and page number, properly filed and scanned, and made available to you to view or obtain a copy -- both physically at the Registry, and 24/7 for online subscribers upon demand. The Registry team ensures the integrity of the documents that make your home or property legally yours.