Welcome to the Northern Essex District Registry of Deeds

The Registry of Deeds is a recording office of all land transactions in Northern Essex County including Andover, Lawrence, Methuen and North Andover. We are also a research library for recorded land transactions. Our records date back to 1869.

To be on our e-mail list and receive updates about our web site please send your e-mail address to paul.iannuccillo@sec.state.ma.us

Recorded land indexes are in the computer from January 2, 1981 to current, and Land Court indexes are in the computer from 1995 to current.

Our Registry office does provide real estate closing tables.

Types of instruments that get recorded in our office include the following:
deeds, easements, liens, mortgages, special permits, orders of condition and plot plans.

Postage Policy:

We will not allow any document for recording through the mail without a self-addressed stamped return envelope enclosed. If none is included, the original document will be returned unrecorded.


Research hours: 8:00 AM-4:30 PM, M-F
Recording hours: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM, M-F

DISCLAIMER: The Essex North Registry of Deeds Office presents the information on this web site as a service to the public. We have tried to ensure that the information contained in this electronic document is accurate. The Register's Office makes no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content at this site or at other sites to which we link. Assessing accuracy and reliability of information is the responsibility of the user. The Register's Office shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for any damages in connection with the use of the information contained herein. THIS INFORMATION IS FOR REFERENCE ONLY.