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

Franklin County, Massachusetts

Franklin County is a nongovernmental county located in the state of Massachusetts. The county was formed from the northern third of Hampshire County on June 24, 1811, and named after Benjamin Franklin. Its largest community and traditional county seat is Greenfield. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a population of approximately 71,372 people, making it the least-populous county on the Massachusetts mainland, and the third-least populous county in the state. It has a total area of 725 square miles, of which 25 square miles is water and 699 square miles is land. Franklin County borders the following counties: Windham County, Vermont, to the north; Cheshire County, New Hampshire, to the northeast; Worcester County to the east; Hampshire County to the south; and Berkshire County to the west.

The Franklin County Registry of Deeds is basically a “land library”; the office is responsible for recording and maintaining documents relating to property in the county.  Some of the records maintained by the office include but are not limited to deeds, mortgages, assignments of mortgage, modifications, releases/satisfactions, lis pendens, liens, judgments, UCCs, and plats. Records maintained by the Registry of Deeds are open to the public and can be accessed by doing a background check online or in person by visiting the Registry of Deeds office.

You can perform a search for your deed by visiting the Franklin County Registry of Deeds Website. The Registry indexes names as either Grantee (buyer) or Grantor (seller). When you search for records, you will be directed to a book and page reference where you will find the copy of your deed. Records are available online back to 1900.

When searching for records in person, you will be required to present a written request to the Registry of Deeds, with details of the records you are requesting. Records available for public view at the Registry date back to 1787.

Below is the physical address of the Franklin County Registry of Deeds:

30 Olive Street, Suite 2

Greenfield, MA 01302

Telephone number:  413-772-0239

Franklin County, Massachusetts

Located at the northern border of Massachusetts, Franklin County is 725 square miles in total area, with 699 of that being land. It is bordered to the north by Windham County, Vermont, the northeast by Cheshire County, New Hampshire, the east by Worcester County, the south by Hampshire County and the west by Berkshire County. When the 2013 census took place there were approximately 71,221 people living in the county. There are 30 different zip codes within Franklin County, with the most populous being 01375, 01373, 01370 and 01364.

Franklin County Officials Information

The Registry of Vital Records and Statistics is responsible for personal legal documents within the state.
Registry of Vital Records and Statistics
150 Mount Vernon St., 1st Floor, Dorchester, MA 02125
Phone: 617-740-2600
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Closed legal and county holidays

The Registry of Vital Records is responsible for storing information related to personal legal records. These include marriage and divorce records, birth and death certificates and military discharges. These documents are available online and can also be requested directly from the office, during normal business hours. These documents are carried over throughout the state and the documents are all available though the same website no matter which county you are looking for within the area.

The Register of Deeds is responsible for all documents related to property within the county of Franklin. These documents relate to both real and personal property and include mortgages, liens, leases and releases. These documents are all considered public records and can be requested at any time and by anyone. They are available online as well as being available by in person request.

Franklin County Court Information

Franklin County court records are considered public record as soon as the case is completed and recorded. The documents can, therefore, be requested by anyone at any time. The documents are currently not available online but they can be requested directly from the office during normal business hours.

Franklin, MA Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200998,683
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20093,123
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009125
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009388
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009431
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009206
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009780
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200915,121
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009676
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-200911,182
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20095,288
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20098,241
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009334
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009346
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200914,129
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20096,210
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20091,243
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009539
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20098,927
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20091,284
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20091,052
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20091,596
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20093,303
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200968
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009177
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20091,557
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009121
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009542
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009690
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200990
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20098,380

Franklin County Register of Deeds Office
State Government Office

Address: 425 Main St, Greenfield, MA 01301, United States
Phone: 413-772-0239

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