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

Plymouth County, Massachusetts

Plymouth County is located in the state of Massachusetts. The county was formed in 1685 by the Plymouth General Court, the legislature of Plymouth Colony, predating its annexation by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Brockton is the largest city in the county; the county has two seats: Brockton and Plymouth.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a population of approximately 494,919 people and a total area of 1,093 square miles, of which 434 square miles is water and 659 square miles is land, making it the third-largest county in Massachusetts by total area. Plymouth County borders the following counties: Norfolk County to the north, Barnstable County to the southeast, and Bristol County to the west.

The Plymouth County Registry of Deeds is charged with the responsibility of maintaining public records in the county. The Registry is the recording office for property transactions affecting the City of Brockton and the 26 towns in Plymouth County. The Registry of Deeds has over 17 million images maintained; these includes all recorded documents, land court certificates, plans, and many special collections.

To obtain a copy of your deed, you will need a Book and Page reference. If you have registered land, you will need a Certificate of Title Number. You will be required to use the  Mail Order Form. Account holders may use this form to charge full size plans  and certified copies; these would be mailed to you. If you do not have a reference, you will be required to call the assessor’s office for the town in which the property is located. After obtaining the reference, please visit the Registry of Deeds’ office, or send your request for a copy. The following are the charges for obtaining public records:

  • Deeds: $3.00
  • Master Deeds: $25.00
  • Mortgages: $20.00
  • Declaration of Trust: $20.00
  • All other instruments: $3.00
  • Plans (reduced): $2.00
  • Plans (full size): $5.00

In addition, at the Registry’s office you can access the Plymouth County Probate Court System and all of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Registry of Deeds.

Plymouth County, Massachusetts

Located at the eastern border of Massachusetts, Plymouth County is 1,093 square miles in total area, with 40% of that (434 square miles) taken up with water. The county is bordered to the north by Norfolk County, the southeast by Barnstable County and the west by Bristol County. There were a total of 501,915 people living in the county during the 2013 census. Plymouth County has a total of 34 zip codes, with the most populous being 02324, 02301, 02302, 02043, 02050, 02346 and 02360.

Plymouth 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 and Statistics is responsible for personal type documents that include marriage and divorce decrees as well as birth and death certificates. These documents are generally considered private, which means that they can only be requested by those that they are directly written about, however these documents can sometimes be used and purchased for genealogical reasons as well. Documents can be found online but are also available directly through the office, during normal business hours.

The Registry of Deeds for Plymouth County is responsible for property related documents that include mortgages, liens, leases and deeds. These documents are generally considered public record, which means that they can be requested not only by those that they are written about but by others in the general public as well. These documents are available through the online portal or they can be requested directly through the office, during normal business hours.

Plymouth County Court Information

Once a court case has been completed and the information has been fully recorded it is generally considered public record and can therefore be viewed and requested as well as purchased by anyone within the general public. Court records are available directly by request to the court and many can also be found through the online portal.

Plymouth, MA Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009652,657
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200918,286
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20093,890
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20091,531
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009780
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20091,544
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20093,620
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200977,336
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20091,934
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-200932,530
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200916,904
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200936,401
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20095,460
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20091,038
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-2009165,896
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-200978,612
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20096,946
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20093,601
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200917,347
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200923,841
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20094,196
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-200915,716
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-200916,834
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009306
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200917,297
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-200914,114
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009775
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009903
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20092,128
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200913,407
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200949,326

Plymouth County Registry-Deeds Office
County Government Office

Address: 50 Obery St, Plymouth, MA 02360, United States
Phone: 508-830-9200

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