New Indexing Site

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Welcome to the Registry of Deeds

The Registry of Deeds is the recording office of all land transactions in the Greater New Bedford area of Bristol County including Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, New Bedford and Westport. We are also a research library for recorded land transactions. Our records (some of which are copies from when there was only one county registry) date back to 1687.

Important Notice

EFFECTIVE MAY 9, 2016, THIS REGISTRY WILL BEGIN OPERATING USING THE 20/20 PERFECT VISION LAND RECORDS SYSTEM. WHILE WE ARE STRIVING FOR A PROBLEM FREE TRANSITION, THERE MAY BE ISSUES THAT ARISE. IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY DIFFICULTIES, PLEASE CONTACT US AT (508) 993-2605 EXT. 18.

Deed Indexing Standards

Please note that the Deed Indexing Standards have been revised as of Jan 1, 2008.

Hours of Business

Open Close
Recording 8:00 AM 4:00 PM
Research 8:00 AM 4:30 PM

The Registry of Deeds is open Monday through Friday, holidays excluded.