Dukes County Registry of Deeds

Located in the County Courthouse in Edgartown

All records at the Registry are available in printed form dating back to the 1600’s.

Serving the towns of Aquinnah, Chilmark, Edgartown, Gosnold, Oak Bluffs, Tisbury and West Tisbury

Located in the County Courthouse in Edgartown

The Registry of Deeds is one of Dukes County's oldest departments, dating back to 1641. Register Paulo C DeOliveira, an elected official, is responsible for recording of all documents at the Registry of Deeds including property transfers from all seven towns within Dukes County. The Registry of Deeds is located at the Dukes County Courthouse, 81 Main Street, Edgartown.

Consumer Notification Service

Receive email notifications when a document is recorded.

Obtain a Deed

A certified copy of your deed may be obtained from the Registry of Deeds


A major revision to Massachusetts Homestead Law took effect in 2011

Paulo C. DeOliveira

Paulo C. DeOliveira

Register of Deeds, Dukes County


Thank you for visiting the Dukes County Registry of Deeds website. You can find everything you need to know about the requirements for preparing, filing and researching deeds and other registry documents here. Our site offers a wide range of information and features that we hope you will find useful.

Thank you,

Paulo C. DeOliveira
Register of Deeds, Dukes County

FY’17 County Report

August 10, 2017 To the Citizens of Dukes County, FY ’17 was a profitable year for the Registry of Deeds. FY’ 16 had been a very successful year, and FY’17 surpassed that with a 1.4% increase in Excise revenue and an overall 2.9% increase. Interestingly, the top three...

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Consumer Alert

There are companies offering to provide homeowners a Certified Copy of their deed for a cost of $83.00.  Please Take Note: You can print a FREE copy of your deed from our website or contacting us here or by calling (508) 627-4025....

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