Lookup Public Records in Barnstable CountyMassachusetts. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Barnstable County, Massachusetts

Barnstable County is located in the state of Massachusetts. The county was formed in 1685 and consists of Cape Cod and associated islands. Barnstable is the largest city in the county and also the county seat.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a population of approximately 215,888 people and a total area of 1,306 square miles, of which 912 square miles is water and 394 square miles is land, making it second-largest county in Massachusetts by total area. Barnstable County borders Plymouth County to the northwest; off Barnstable County’s southern shore are Nantucket County and Dukes County.

The Barnstable County Registry of Deeds contains over three centuries’ records of real property ownership history for the county. Some of the records maintained by the Registry of Deeds include but are not limited to deeds, mortgages, assignments of mortgage, modifications, releases, satisfactions, leases, lis pendens, liens, judgments, UCCs, and plats.

Property records are public records, and anyone may view the records and gather information. Records can be accessed by doing a background check online or by mail. To do a public records search online, you will have to visit the Barnstable County Registry of Deeds Website. Most indexes and images are available for searching and viewing at this website. Some of the records that can be accessed from the site include property records beginning in 1704 and land court records dating back to 1898. In addition, the site has links that will direct you to various aspects of real property ownership not specifically related to title.

When obtaining copies of public records by mail, you will be required to mail a written request, along with the required payments and a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Registry of Deeds.

Below is the mailing address of the Barnstable County Registry of Deeds:

3195 Main Street, PO Box 368

Barnstable, MA 02630

Phone number: (508) 362-7733

Barnstable County, Massachusetts

Located at the southern and eastern tip of Massachusetts, Barnstable County is 1,306 square miles in total area, only 394 of which is land. It is bordered by Plymouth County to the southeast and Dukes and Nantucket Counties to the north. During the 2013 census there were approximately 214,990 people living in the county. There are a total of 50 different zip codes in Barnstable County, with the most populous being 02631, 02532, 02632, 02536, 02645, 02601, 02649 and 02563.

Barnstable County Officials Information

The County Clerk is responsible for personal legal documents for those living in the county and also serves as the Assembly Clerk.
County Clerk: Janice O’Connell
3195 Main Street, Barnstable, MA 02630
Phone: 508-375-6761
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Closed legal and county holidays

The County Clerk is responsible for birth and death records, DBA’s and dissolutions, divorce packets, genealogy, marriage records, license applications, concealed weapons licenses and notary public information. These documents are considered private and are therefore not available for general use by the public. These records can only be requested by those that they are actually written about and are not available online. They are available via in person request but are not available online.

Records from the Register of Deeds are property records including mortgages, deeds, liens and other land documents. These documents are considered public records and relate to both real and personal property within the county. There is a free online records search system that you can use to view these documents and purchase them or you can visit the office specifically to request any documents that are not available or anything else.

Barnstable County Court Information

Court records are generally considered public record once the case has been completed and the documents have all been filed. Court records are then available for the general public to request at any time and for nearly any purpose. Records are not available online however they can be requested directly from the office, at any time.

Barnstable, MA Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009290,889
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200927,685
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20091,167
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20091,441
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009557
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009982
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20092,609
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200943,229
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20091,273
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-200914,542
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20096,160
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200919,990
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20092,590
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009809
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200960,028
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-200924,182
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20092,148
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20091,759
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20099,927
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200912,086
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20093,236
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20095,007
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20099,624
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009258
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20092,225
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20097,238
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009589
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009652
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20091,660
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20091,257
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200915,782

Barnstable County Registry of Deeds Office
County Government Office

Address: 3195 Main St, Barnstable, MA 02630, United States
Phone: 508-362-7733

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