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MassGIS Data: Registries of Deeds Districts

July 2005

This polygon layer depicts the boundaries of the 21 Massachusetts Registries of Deeds districts.

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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

Sample of Registries of Deeds Districts

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, etc.

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.


Production

This 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.

Attributes

The 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 Street address of Registry
 
TOWN Municipality in which the Registry is located
 
ZIP ZIP Code of address
TYPE Identifies whether Registry is administered by the Secretary of State ("S") or the County ("C")
 
WEBSITE URL of Registry Web site

Maintenance

MassGIS 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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Contributor
Modified Date
2018-08-29
Release Date
2018-01-19
Identifier
7c819449-af07-4fdf-8f14-bc48006ac648
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
Massachusetts
License
Author
MassGIS
Contact Name
MassGIS
Contact Email
Public Access Level
Public
Data Quality
False
Content Type
Language
English (United States)