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
Phone: 413-443-7438
Fax: 413-448-6025
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.

Berkshire, MA Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009174,028
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20094,189
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009963
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009727
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009367
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009284
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20092,293
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200919,138
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009579
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-200921,211
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20096,390
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200915,518
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009796
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009610
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200930,341
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-200921,776
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009714
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009541
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200912,986
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20091,394
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20092,725
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20092,555
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20094,791
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009131
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009463
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20092,007
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009746
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009618
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009691
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009404
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200914,090

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