Searching State Databases

Did you know there are a few databases you have access to at the state that could be helpful to your clients?  What looks like a boring list is an INCREDIBLE resource for property data.  Here is a list with links: (did we miss anything?  Share and we will keep these links growing and updated)

  • Mass Lead Paint Registry: Look up the inspection history of a property by entering a street name or street name and number.
  • Licensed Lead Inspectors:  Look up licensed inspectors by city/town, company name or individual.
  • Contaminated Property Database:  Search over 44,000 hazardous waste sites by location, include simple spills during a fuel oil delivery and complex Superfund sites.
  • Massachusetts Interactive Property Maps:  Like a google map on steroids, this system allows you to hover over parcels and see assessors data, measure distances and plots, and more!
  • Massachusetts Land Records:  Find deeds, mortgages, easements, property and personal liens and much more on this robust site where you can search by owner or by location.
  • Legal MA corporations:  From the Secretary of State, search for Inc., LLCs, LLPs, etc. by principal, location or name, view filings, officers etc..
  • Mass GIS data:  Known as Oliver, this allows interactive searching an overlays of wetland, environmental, tax and topography layers, among many others.
  • Sex Offender Registry:  A resource for buyer’s concerned about the location of sex offenders.