The Norfolk County Register encourages use of the Register’s social media sites

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DEDHAM, MA – Entering what looks to be another busy year at the Norfolk Deeds Registry, the William P. O’Donnell Registry has reaffirmed the importance it places on the Registry’s use of social media platforms to communicate directly with the citizens of Norfolk County. .

“Communication with our users,” O’Donnell noted, “is a priority in this registry of deeds. Our doors may close at the end of the business day, but that doesn’t mean the registry stops working. Our site Web www.norfolkdeeds.org allows users to search and view digitized images of over 8 million land records dating back to the start of the register in 1793. Users can also access our website to learn more about our latest programs of consumer protection and on the news relating to the activities of the register, not only from workstations and laptops, but also from smartphones and tablets.”

O’Donnell noted that a popular Homestead Act declaration form can be downloaded, completed and printed. A homeownership declaration provides the owner with limited protection against the forced sale of their principal residence to settle unsecured debt up to $500,000 or $1,000,000 for two owners if both owners are over 62 years old.

The Registry of Deeds also provides a free consumer notification service. This program alerts a person whenever a land document has been registered in their name in Norfolk County. Additionally, there is valuable county real estate information that can be viewed, searched, and tracked. Anyone interested in the number of residential and commercial properties sold or the average prices of properties sold can find this information.

Besides the Registry website, other forms of social media used by the Deed Registry include Facebook and Twitter.

“The Norfolk County Deeds Registry used Facebook and Twitter to provide information to the general public,” O’Donnell said. “Using these platforms, Norfolk County residents can learn more about homeownership and other important consumer initiatives, like protecting themselves from fraudulent act scams.”

The registry has also filmed several public service announcements which are available on the registry’s website and on YouTube. These public service announcements have addressed a variety of pertinent issues such as assisting residents who have received a mortgage foreclosure notice from a lender.

“At the Deeds Registry, we recognize the value of using social media platforms to deliver important information to Norfolk County residents,” O’Donnell said.

As important as he said these social media offerings are, he also noted that the Deed Registry has a customer service center at 781-461-6101 where members of the public can reach out for help and speak directly with a member of our staff during business hours. from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Norfolk County Register of Deeds is located at 649 High Street in Dedham. The registry is a resource for landlords, title examiners, mortgage lenders, municipalities and others who need secure, accurate and accessible land record information. All land register search information can be found on the register website www.norfolkdeeds.org. Residents needing assistance can contact the Deeds Registry Customer Service Center by phone at (781) 461-6101, or email us at [email protected]

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