Lookup Public Records in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.
Berkshire County, Massachusetts
Berkshire County is located on the western edge of the state of Massachusetts. The county was formed on April 24, 1761. Its largest city and traditional county seat is Pittsfield. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a population of approximately 131,219 people and a total area of 946 square miles, of which 20 square miles is water and 927 square miles is land, making it the second-largest county in Massachusetts by land area. Berkshire County borders the following counties: Bennington County, Vermont, to the north; Franklin County to the northeast; Hampshire County to the east; Hampden County to the southeast; Litchfield County, Connecticut, to the south; Dutchess County, New York, to the southwest; Columbia County, New York, to the west; and Rensselaer County, New York, to the northwest.
The Berkshire County Registry of Deeds is charged with the responsibility of maintaining records in the county according to the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Records maintained by the Registry of Deeds include but are not limited to assignments, declarations of trust, liens, attachments, easements, boundary line agreements, deeds, mortgages, discharges, executions, and any document that affects the ownership of land, including subdivision plans and surveys.
Records maintained by the office are open to the public and can be accessed by doing a background check online. To do a public records search online, you will have to visit the Berkshire County Registry of Deeds Website. The registry of deeds does not warrant the accuracy of information obtained from the website; it is the user’s responsibility of the user to assess the accuracy of information obtained. Alternatively, you can visit the Registry of Deeds’ office in person during office hours. You will be required to present a completed records request form to the registry.
Below is the physical address of the Berkshire County Registry of Deeds:
44 Bank Row
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Telephone number: (413) 443-7438
Berkshire County, Massachusetts Overview
Located at the western edge of Massachusetts (and taking up the entire western border, Berkshire County is 946 square miles in total area, only 20 of which is water. The county is bordered by Bennington County, Vermont to the north, Franklin County to the northeast, Hampshire County to the east, Hampden County to the southeast, Litchfield County, Connecticut to the south, Duchess County, New York to the southwest, Columbia County, New York to the west and Rensselaer County, New York to the northwest. About 129,585 people lived in the county during the 2013 census. A total of 33 zip codes make up Berkshire County, Massachusetts, with the most populous being 01226, 01230, 01238, 0124701201 and 01267.
Berkshire County Officials Information
The Registry of Vital Records and Statistics is responsible for duties related to personal legal documents.
Registry of Vital Records: Patricia M. Harris
44 Bank Row Pittsfield, MA 01201
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Closed legal and county records
The Registry of Vital Records and Statistics is responsible for personal documents that include birth and death records, genealogy information and divorce records. These documents are available directly from the office but cannot be requested online. These documents are generally not considered public record though some of them can be requested by the general public.
The Registry of Deeds is responsible for maintaining documents related to property. These include mortgages, deeds, liens and more. These documents are generally considered public record, and are currently available online. They can be requested directly from the office of the Register during normal business hours.
Berkshire County Court Information
Court records are generally considered public record as soon as they have been completed and recorded. These documents can be requested at any time and by anyone. They cannot be found online, however they are available by in person request from the office, during normal business hours.