Richard P. Howe Jr.
Register of Deeds


Middlesex North Registry of Deeds

360 Gorham Street - Lowell, Massachusetts 01852 - T.978/322-9000


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The Middlesex North Registry of Deeds

The Massachusetts state legislature created the Middlesex Northern District Registry of Deeds in July 1855,  Located since then in the Middlesex Superior Courthouse at 360 Gorham Street in Lowell, the Middlesex North Registry is the custodian for records of land ownership for Billerica, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Dracut, Dunstable, Lowell, Tewksbury, Tyngsborough, Westford and Wilmington. 

Richard P. Howe Jr. has served as Register of Deeds since 1995.  Since he took office, the registry has scanned almost all of its ten million pages of records and plans.  By the end of 2008, every document in the registry - from the first one recorded in 1629 to the most recent one recorded just a few seconds ago - will be digitized and available on this website.

Since December 2003, Mr. Howe and Assistant Register Tony Accardi have written a blog on registry operations and real estate news.  Reading the blog regularly is the best way to keep up with the many changes that occur at the registry.

If you have any comments or questions, please use the above "Send Email" link to share them with us.  Mr. Howe personally receives and responds to all emails sent via this link.