Welcome to the County of Norfolk

Welcome to the web site of the County of Norfolk, Massachusetts, the County of Presidents!

Norfolk County includes twenty-eight eastern Massachusetts communities, mostly located to the South and West of the city of Boston. The County government was incorporated in 1793 by an act of the Legislature signed into law by Governor John Hancock, and has its county seat at the town of Dedham.

Norfolk County is known as the County of Presidents because it is the birthplace of four Presidents of the United States: John Adams, John Quincy Adams, John F. Kennedy, and George Herbert Walker Bush.

County services include land records, vocational education, Trial Court facilities maintenance, engineering, conservation, recreation, volunteer programs, and additional statutory responsibilities.

This site provides information and links to County departments, city and town governments, and related agencies. We welcome your comments and suggestions.


Due the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Norfolk County Commissioners Office is open and accessible on an appointment only basis to the public and to administer oaths to individuals appointed to public office, including new and renewing Notaries Public. 

The Commissioners' Office Hours of Operation are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please call the Commissioners' Office at (781) 461-6105 in advance of your arrival to make an appointment. 

Updated Norfolk County Employee Protocols for Responding to COVID-19 

Approved by the Norfolk County Commissioners, 1/27/21

*** Norfolk County Government Meetings on YouTube ***

Click Here to Access Norfolk County's YouTube Channel

Solar Proposal in the Town of Walpole

Click Here for initial Solar Project Overview 

Click Here for 12/29/20 Solar Proposal Presentation (PDF)

Click Here for 1/13/21 Solar Proposal Presentation (PDF)


All information relating to the development of the FY22 Norfolk County Budget can be found at: https://www.norfolkcounty.org/news/fiscal-2022-county-budget-portal-403 


All information relating to the FY21 Norfolk County Budget can be found at: https://www.norfolkcounty.org/news/fiscal-year-2021-budget-information-304