This polygon layer depicts the boundaries of the 21 Massachusetts Registries of Deeds districts.
- ESRI Shapefile
- ArcGIS 9.1 LYR and ArcView 3.x AVL
This polygon layer depicts the boundaries of the 21 Massachusetts Registries of Deeds districts. The Registries receive and record hundreds of thousands of documents each year, and are basic resources for title
examiners, mortgage lenders, municipalities, homeowners, and
others with a need for secure, accurate, and accessible historical
and modern land record information. Documents stored at the
Registries include titles, deeds, mortgages, releases, and liens,
For a complete listing of all Registries see http://www.sec.state.ma.us/rod/rodidx.htm.
The layer is stored in ArcSDE and distributed as REGDEEDS_POLY.
ProductionThis layer was created by MassGIS from the Towns layer. Each town was assigned a REGDIST code, which corresponds to the Registry of Deeds to which the town belongs. Then towns boundaries with the same Registry were dissolved to create the 21 districts. All unnecessary fields were deleted and several fields subjective to the Registries were added.
AttributesThe datalayer's polygon attribute table has the following items:
|DISTRICT||Full name of district|
|REGDIST||Abbreviation of full DISTRICT name|
|REGISTER||Name of Register|
address of Registry
in which the Registry is located
|ZIP||ZIP Code of address|
whether Registry is administered by the Secretary of State
("S") or the County ("C")
|WEBSITE||URL of Registry Web site|
MaintenanceMassGIS maintains this datalayer. Updates will be made after election results are complete in 2006 and every six years thereafter, unless an unexpected vacancy is filled.
Last Updated 7/29/2005
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