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Welcome to the Barnstable County Registry of Deeds

Barnstable County was founded in 1685 and encompasses the land and the 15 towns that make up what is popularly known as Cape Cod.  The Barnstable County Registry of Deeds contains the over three centuries of real property ownership history for Cape Cod.

In Massachusetts, Registries of Deeds deal only with title to real property.  Other aspects of property ownership, such as building type/size, property taxes, zoning, etc. fall under the jurisdiction of the municipality where the property is located.

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Recent Registry News

Recent News

  • Patriots Day Holiday 4/20/2020

    The Registry of Deeds will be closed all day on Monday April 20, 2020 in observance of Patriots Day.

  • Winter Holiday Schedule 2019-2020

    ***Veterans Day, Monday, November 11th – Closed All Day*** ***Day Before Thanksgiving, Wednesday, November 27th – Closed at Noon*** ***Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 28th- Closed All Day*** ***Day After Thanksgiving, Friday November 29th – OPEN All Day*** ***Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December […]

  • Registry Open 10/18/2019

    The registry is open for recording in the both departments.

  • Registry Power Outage 10/17/2019

    The registry of deeds will be closed All day today, Thursday October 17, 2019 due to a local power outage and no power in the deeds and probate building.

Hours of Operation

Recording Desk

Monday Memorial Day
Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

*Research 7:45am-4:00pm

Helpful Information

Recording Statistics

  • April 2020 Registry Recording Statistics

    JOHN F. MEADE, REGISTER OF DEEDS REPORT OF BARNSTABLE COUNTY REAL ESTATE ACTIVITY FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL 2020 SALES VOLUME DROPS AND INDIVIDUAL SALES VALUE RISES! Barnstable County Register of Deeds, John F. Meade, reports that the volume of […]

  • March 2020 Registry Recording Statistics

    JOHN F. MEADE, REGISTER OF DEEDS REPORT OF BARNSTABLE COUNTY REAL ESTATE ACTIVITY FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH 2020 SALES VOLUME AND VALUE RISE! Barnstable County Register of Deeds, John F. Meade, reports that the volume of real estate sales […]

  • February 2020 Recording Statistics

    JOHN F. MEADE, REGISTER OF DEEDS REPORT OF BARNSTABLE COUNTY REAL ESTATE ACTIVITY FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2020 SALES VOLUME DIPS AND VALUE RISES! Barnstable County Register of Deeds, John F. Meade, reports that the volume of real estate […]

  • January 2020 Registry Recording Statistics

    JOHN F. MEADE, REGISTER OF DEEDS REPORT OF BARNSTABLE COUNTY REAL ESTATE ACTIVITY FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2020 SALES &MORTGAGE VOLUME RISE! Barnstable County Register of Deeds, John F. Meade, reports that the volume of real estate sales in […]