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Recorder Offices in Dauphin County

Dauphin County Recorder of Deeds Dauphin County Courthouse, Room 102
101 Market St., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17101
8:30 to 4:30 M-F
Phone: (717) 780-6560
Dauphin County Recorder of Deeds Dauphin County Courthouse, Room 102 101 Market St.,  Harrisburg, Pennsylvania,  17101

 
 
 
Dauphin County Recorder of Deeds
Dauphin County Recorder Information
The recorder in Dauphin County is responsible for recording and maintaining records related to real property situated in the County.
Recording Fees
All recording fees and transfer taxes are due at the time of recording. The realty transfer tax is 2% on the consideration or value of the property and interest being conveyed. The tax is split between the state, local municipality, and school district.

An acknowledgment is $2.

To record a four-page deed, the fee is $55. Each additional page is $2. A separate $10 UPI fee must be paid for each number referenced by the instrument.

Recording a four-page deed for property located in Harrisburg City is $55.50. Each additional page is $2. The UPI fee is $10.

The fee to record an easement is $42. Each additional page over four is $2.

Extra names over four are $0.50.

Certified copies are $2 plus 50 cents a page for copy fees.

Documents without a self-addressed stamped envelope will be charged an additional $1.

Cash or checks are accepted. Checks should be made out to the Dauphin County Recorder of Deeds.

Contact the Dauphin County Recorder of Deeds at (717) 780-6560 if you have questions about recording fees or transfer taxes.
Document Formatting Requirements
Warranty deeds, easements, quit claim deeds, and other instruments relating to real property located in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania can be recorded with the Recorder of Deeds. A self-addressed stamped envelope should be submitted with documents that are mailed to the Recorder.

Pennsylvania’s recording act follows the race-notice statute. A later buyer who pays fair value, does not have notice of any other earlier conflicting interests, and records first, wins and will have priority over later recordings. Regarding mortgages, Pennsylvania is a race state. This means that the first document recorded wins, and will have priority over any later recordings.

The recording of a document is not an approval of its contents, but rather a notice of the recording and its contents.

REQUIREMENTS FOR DOCUMENTS

• All papers presented for recording must be originals, properly executed, signed, dated, and acknowledged before a notary public. The maximum size paper accepted is 8.5x14 inches, and the minimum size is 8.5x11 inches.

• The entire document must meet legibility requirements in order to be recorded. After the document has been imaged, the copy must be readable without magnification.

• Foreign documents must be accompanied by an English language translation.

• The names given throughout the document need to be consistent. Original signatures in dark blue or black ink are required. Corresponding names should be printed or typed beneath signatures.

• The text of the document should be in black ink, with a font size of at least 10 point.

• The acknowledgment date should not predate the execution date. Seals or stamps should not cover any printed material or signatures. An incomplete acknowledgment will result in rejection.

• On the first page, a top margin of at least 3 inches should be provided. The right side of this margin will be used by the Recorder of Deeds. All other margins should be at least 1 inch.

• On the first page of the document, provide a legal description of the real property and the address related to the real property. The legal description needs to include the property’s municipality, county, and state.

• The UPI number related to the property should be at the top of the first page on the left side. The UPI number must be certified before the document can be recorded. This number is not considered part of the legal description.

• Multiple documents constituting one transaction must clearly indicate the order of recording.

• Deeds, mortgages, and assignments must have a certified grantee/mortgagee/assignee address. The certificate of residence must be signed by the grantee.

REALTY TRANSFER TAX STATEMENT OF VALUE

This statement is required to be submitted when the full consideration or value is not listed in the deed, if the deed is without consideration or by gift, or if a tax exemption is claimed. A Statement of Value is not required if the transfer is wholly exempt from tax based on family relationship or a public utility easement.

The Statement of Value should be submitted to the Recorder of Deeds in duplicate. If more space is needed, additional sheets can be attached. This form and a list of exemptions are available on the Dauphin County Recorder’s website.


 
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Forms
Dauphin 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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