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Notice to all parties filing foreclosure deeds for property located in the city of Lynn.  Please note that all filers will be required to provide a "Right to Cure Letter" as per the requirements of the City of Lynn Ordinance.  Click here for more information

UPDATE: The Lynn Ordinance was updated in March 2014, please click here to read the updated ordinance.

News Alert!

Boston Globe reports: "Bill aims to help sellers of foreclosure homes"

Click here to read the article

To search the 31,783 robo-signed documents, click here

New name, Lona Hunt, added to the list of robosigners, click here to see the updated list

If you are a victim of robosigning, contact our customer service department at 978-542-1704 to ask about receiving an affidavit as proof that a document being used to take your home contains a fraudulent or surrogate signed document

To read the McDonnell Property Analytics Audit of the Essex South Registry of Deeds
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Consumer Alerts!!!

Tax Lien Scam

Please be advised that companies are contacting property owners and implying that "a substantial tax lien" has been recorded at the Registry of Deeds against their property.  These companies are offering to assist property owners to locate and release these liens for a considerable fee.  The Registry of Deeds will assist you in locating these documents at no cost to you.  Should a lien be found, we will explain the steps necessary to release the lien.  Please contact customer service at 978-542-1704 with any additional questions.

Certified Deed Copy Scam

There are companies offering to provide you with a Certified Copy of your Deed for a cost Upwards of $70.

Please be aware that you may print a copy of your deed online for FREE or for a certified copy PLEASE CLICK HERE TO contact our Customer Service Department. There is no charge for a certified copy of your deed.

FEMA released new flood maps

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Attorney General Martha Coakley issues information regarding mortgage loans

Click here to read the information

Register O'Brien warns of settlement scam

People have been receiving scam phone calls claiming to have information for consumers eligible to receive money from the mortgage settlement.  It is unknown if the callers are posing as bank employees or as a third party working on behalf of the banks, but they are asking for consumers' bank account information in order to direct deposit the money.  Borrowers should contact their mortgage servicers directly in order to obtain information on what they may qualify for under the settlement.  Register O'Brien wants to remind you to always be cautious when discussing personal information over the phone.


Recording Scam

Be advised that banks have been sending out letters offering to record your discharge for a fee of $150.  You may record the discharge yourself by bringing it in or mailing it to the Registry of Deeds with a check for $75.  Please contact customer service at 978-542-1704 with any additional questions.

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