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Recorder Offices in Adams County

Adams County Recorder of Deeds
111-117 Baltimore St., Room 102, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
8:30 to 4:30 M-F
Phone: (717) 337-9826
Adams County Recorder of Deeds  111-117 Baltimore St., Room 102,  Gettysburg, Pennsylvania,  17325

 
 
 
Adams County Recorder of Deeds
Adams County Recorder Information
The recorder in Adams County is responsible for recording and maintaining records related to real property situated in the County.
Recording Fees
The fee to record a deed or mortgage is $53.50. Each page over 4 is $4 and each name over 4 is $1.

The fee to record an easement is $42.

The certification fee of a document is $2.

A state tax of 1% of the consideration and a local tax of the same amount is due upon recording. If the property is located in two or more taxing authorities, the person recording the deed should indicate on the deed the value of the property in each taxing authority for local realty transfer tax purposes.

Cash or checks are accepted. Checks should be made payable to the Adams County Recorder of Deeds. If a check is over the necessary recording amount, the recorder's office will refund up to $5 cash. If the check is more than $5 over the recording amount, the document will not be able to be recorded. The document will be returned. The recorder's office does not keep overages of checks.

Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope so that documents can be returned after recording.

The Adams County Recorder of Deeds requires 3 checks: 2 for the transfer tax and 1 for the recording fee) for a deed transfer with realty transfer tax.

Contact the Adams County Recorder of Deeds at 717-337-9826 if you have questions about recording fees or other issues dealing with recording.
Document Formatting Requirements
Real property in Pennsylvania is conveyed through the use of a real estate deed in writing. The county recorder of deeds in Adams County, Pennsylvania is responsible for recording and maintaining the real property records for the county. The county recorder also collects realty transfer and local transfer taxes and distributes the funds to state, municipalities, and school districts.

RECORDING REQUIREMENTS FOR REAL PROPERTY DOCUMENTS

• Documents can be submitted on 8.5x11 inch white paper or 8.5x14 inch white paper.

• Printing should be in black ink only, with a font size no smaller than 10 point.

• The Adams County Recorder of Deeds does not have any margin requirements for documents submitted for recording.

• All signatures should have the corresponding name printed beneath them. The grantor and grantee need to be clearly identified.

• Documents require a Certificate of Residence to be submitted. This should, at minimum, give the address of each involved party. A Certificate of Residence should be referenced and signed on deeds, mortgages, and assignments of mortgage.

• A notary stamp or seal should be imprinted on all documents submitted for recording.

• The name and address of the preparer of the document is not required.

• The Adams County Recorder of Deeds does not require a parcel identification number or the physical address of the property on documents submitted for recording.

• A Realty Transfer Tax Statement of Value form is required, unless the transfer is exempt from tax, such as in the case of familial transfers.

• A legal description of the property is required, which includes metes and bounds, for subordination agreements.

• When the property is located in two or more counties (or two or more taxing authorities), the person recording the deed needs to indicate the value of the property in each taxing authority.

The form of a deed conveying or releasing lands may be in the following form:
THIS DEED,
Made the…..day of……in the year two thousand …………. between….. (here insert name or names and residence of grantor or grantors) and (here insert name or names and residence of grantee or grantees);
Witnesseth, that in consideration of …. dollars paid in hand, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, the said grantor do hereby grant and convey (or release and quitclaim) to the said grantee, all … (Here give location and description of property conveyed and released, with recital of title if desired) ……. (If there are reservations, exceptions, or special conditions, insert those here.) ……….. (If there are covenants of general or special warranty, insert same here).
In witness thereof, the said grantor has hereunto set …………. hand, the day and year first above written
Signed and delivered in the presence of..................

 
E-Recording
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Forms
Adams County Real Estate Deed Forms

Quit Claim Deed Form
Warranty Deed Form
Special Warranty Deed Form
Grant Deed Form
Easement Deed Form
Correction Deed Form
Supplemental Documents

Realty Transfer Tax
Transfer Tax
Valuation Factors
 
 
 
Information
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