Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Please contact Andrew Cohen at email@example.com or (617) 988- 8310, or Lisa Sheehan, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (617) 988-8456, if you have any questions.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
These indices will be available at dedicated terminals within the Registry of Deeds for your use. It is the goal of the Registry to provide access to the indices on the new Mass Land Records site in the near future.
Additionally, an update will be provided on the Worcester Registry of Deeds electronic recording pilot project. The Worcester Registry will be the first Registry to electronically record documents in CERS, the Commonwealth Electronic Recording System.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Electronic recording is the most significant of the Registry's many efforts to make our operation as digitized as possible. These innovations will allow the Registry to reduce costs and go green at a time when it is most pressing, while maintaining high quality service for our users. Thank you all for following the Registry's progress as we move towards reaching our goal.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
The following is a breakdown for the months of July, August and September 2010 for income, foreclosure deeds, and recordings in the Worcester District Registry of Deeds.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
For Fiscal Year 2010, the Worcester District Registry of Deeds collected $25,970,229.90 in total income. The Fiscal Year 2010 budget for the Registry of Deeds was $2,345,612.00. For Fiscal Year 2011, the budget of the Registry of Deeds has been reduced by $117,281.00 to $2,228,331.00.
The Registry of Deeds is targeting October 4, 2010 for the launch of the Electronic Recording Massachusetts Portal Pilot Project. Additionally, the Registry of Deeds has digitized the Grantor indicies from 1731 to 1965. The Grantor indicies will be available online and in house in a phone-book directory format with links to the corresponding images.
The Registry of Deeds future goals include:
- Implementation of an automatic redacting system at the time of recording
- Restoration and Preservation of Historical Records
- Implementation of property fraud alert software
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Yesterday, the Governor signed Senate Bill 2549 into law to rectify this situation. Under the new law, "No instrument received by the register shall be considered recorded until the register assigns to the instrument an instrument number, or book and page number, as the case may be." This means that once this law goes into effect, documents are not officially recorded until entered into the Registry's computer database. Click here to read the full text of the new law.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
- Work is continuing on the E-Recording Portal. The current target date for rolling out the portal is September 30, 2010.
- Grantor Indices from 1731 – 1960 have been scanned into a database. We are currently waiting for the arrival of four books that have been rescanned in order to improve the quality of the images. We anticipate having these indicies online in a telephone directory style shortly.
As these projects move towards completion, we are continuing to explore these future improvements
- We recently tested an expanded and improved historical index search system with Foveonics Imaging Technologies, Inc. This system allows quicker and greater search capabilities then our proposed system. It also allows us to redact our older indices while preserving the redacted information in a secured database.
- We have studied the installation of E-Recording kiosks being used by Maricopa County (Phoenix) Arizona. These kiosks could be placed in a library, Town Hall or Court House to expedite recordings by the general public with payments using credit or debit cards.
The Worcester Registry of Deeds always welcomes your opinions and suggestions. Please send them to email@example.com
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
"The size of the Trial Court’s FY11 budget gap requires aggressive action on the Land Court lease, one of the largest leases in our portfolio," said Chief Justice Mulligan. "The move of an entire court department reflects the unprecedented actions necessary given our appropriation this year. We plan to relocate the court by the end of December to maximize available savings. The Legislature has provided the Trial Court with the authority to manage lease expenses in addressing the significant budget shortfall."
Chief Justice Mulligan also commended those affected by the move. "I want to recognize the extraordinary cooperation of those who work in the Land Court, the Superior Court and the Office of Community Corrections to ensure that this relocation is accomplished smoothly and successfully," he said.
"The entire Trial Court is under pressure to cut costs and deliver services," said Land Court Chief Justice Karyn Scheier. "Wherever the Land Court is located, we will work hard to honor our long history and serve the real estate bar and the public at the highest level possible, given our resources."
The Trial Court Relocation Committee included termination of the Land Court lease among its recently announced preliminary recommendations, which were based on a review of all 103 courthouse facilities. The Court will move into space in the Suffolk County High Rise Courthouse now occupied by several programs operated by the Office of Community Corrections.
The Trial Court’s FY11 budget stands at $534.8 million, which compares with an FY10 budget of $559.5 million and FY09 initial appropriation of $605.1 million. An absolute hiring freeze in the Trial Court has resulted in the loss of more than 700 employees since 2008.
The Land Court also has been severely impacted by the surge in foreclosures generated by the fiscal crisis and by the hiring freeze, which puts the Court below 50 percent of optimal staffing levels. The Court, comprised of seven judges with statewide jurisdiction, received more than 26,000 filings in FY09.
Monday, July 12, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Happy Flag Day from the Registry of Deeds!
Friday, June 11, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
The Theme of Law Day this year is Law in the 21st Century: Enduring Traditions, Emerging Challenges.
The Worcester County Bar Association held its annual breakfast on April 30, 2010. The guest speaker was the honorable Judge John S. McCann. The Essay Contest Award was presented to Ryan Fox, Eighth Grade student at Saint Bernadette School in Northboro, MA; Liberty Bell Award was presented to Stephen T. Greaney; and the Community Service Award was presented to Attorney Brian J. Buckley. Congratulations to all!
Monday, April 26, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Patriots' Day commemorates the anniversaries of the Battles of Lexington and Concord during the Revolutionary War. Also, the Boston Marathon is held each year on the celebration of Patriots' Day, making the day also known as Marathon Monday.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
The following is a breakdown for the months of January, February and March 2010 for income, foreclosure deeds, and recordings in the Worcester District Registry of Deeds.
Monday, March 22, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
Please note, that you may obtain a copy of your deed free of charge by visiting WorcesterDeeds.com and clicking on "Search our Documents".
Certified copies are available at the Worcester Registry of Deeds at a cost of $1.00 per page. You can also send a letter to the Worcester Registry of Deeds, 90 Front Street, Worcester, MA 01608, requesting a certified copy of your deed. Please include the Book and Page number of your deed (found on WorcesterDeeds.com), a check made payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and a self addressed stamped envelope.
Friday, January 29, 2010
- February 1st at 2:00 PM Shrewsbury Sr High School v. Holy Name Central Catholic High School Judge: Michael S. Hussey
- February 2nd at 2:00 PM South High Community School v. MA Academy for Math & Science Judge: Geoffrey S. Spofford
- February 2:00 PM South High Community School v. Shrewsbury Sr High School Judge: Matthew R. Fisher
Friday, January 15, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
The following is a comparison of statistics from 2009 and 2008. While income has dropped slightly, there was been in increase in the number of total recordings and a decrease in the number of foreclosure deeds recorded.
Income Foreclosure Deeds Recordings 2009 $25,318,856.09 1489 159,753 2008 $26,405,197.98 1968 143,362
For Fiscal Year 2010, the Registry of Deed's budget appropriation is $2,345,612.00, down from $2,688,908 in 2009 and 2.713,416.00 in 2010.