Monday, July 27, 2009

Fitchburg Satellite Office

The Worcester District Registry of Deeds' Satellite Office in the Worcester North Registry of Deeds in Fitchburg was moved to a new location within the Worcester North Registry of Deeds facility. The Satellite Office will continue to offer the same services that we have offered. For more information about the Satellite Office, click here, or call (978) 345-1570 during our recording hours of 9AM to Noon and 1PM to 3PM.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Back Indexing Progress

On January 24, 2008, the Registry of Deeds began a project to electronically index documents which previously had only been indexed in traditional, paper book form. Over the past 18 months, we have completed over five years of indexing, 1966 to 1961, totaling 217,996 documents. This project is an ongoing process so check back here for more updates on our progress.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Notarization Recording Requirement

The Worcester District Registry of Deeds in conformity with Massachusetts Executive Order No. 455 requires that Notary Clauses must contain the following:
  1. Name of the Person/s who signed the document
  2. How the Notary identified the Person/s signing the document
  3. Name of the Notary Public
  4. Expiration date of the Notary Public
Documents containing Massachusetts acknowledgments will not be recorded in the Worcester District Registry of Deeds if they fail to comply with the Executive Order No. 455.

For more information and examples on the Executive Order click here.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Statistics for the Second Quarter of 2009

The following is a breakdown for the months of April, May and June 2009 for income, foreclosure deeds, and recordings in the Worcester District Registry of Deeds.

MonthIncomeForeclosure DeedsRecordings
Q2 Total$6,710,251.0130243,811

Compared to Q1 2009, income increased by 35.1%, recordings increased by 25.3% and forclosure deeds decreased by 23.2%. Also, the number of forclosure deeds per document recorded decreased by 38.7%.

July 4th Hours

The Worcester Registry of Deeds and the Worcester Registry of Deeds Satellite office in Fitchburg will be open normal business hours on Friday, July 3, 2009.

Have a happy and safe Fourth of July!