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Pennsylvania Correction Deed

Correct common errors in a deed, such as typographical mistakes or omissions in various sections of the original deed, by using a corrective deed, which must be signed by the grantor or the grantee and re-acknowledged.

When correcting a deed in Pennsylvania, there are options: re-record the same document with corrections or record a corrective/confirmative deed. However, some counties insist on a new correction deed, others at least prefer one option over the other. So check with the local recorder to be sure. In either case, whether re-recording or recording, new recording fees are due.

In Pennsylvania, the new correction deed can also be issued from the grantee to him- or herself, who after all is the current title holder for the property. This may be more convenient and is especially advisable in the case of a minor error. However, if the correction affects the legal description of the property, have the grantor re-acknowledge the new deed. Some counties require the grantor's signature regardless of the mistake in question. So check with the local office before issuing the correction deed.

Whether re-recording the old deed or recording a new correction instrument, both are required to make specific reference to the first recording by date as well as by book/page number or by instrument number and identify the reason for the correction, e.g., error in the grantee's name. Re-recorded documents need to be re-signed and re-acknowledged with a current date and the reason for the correction, which can be stated on the signature/notary page.

Generally, the Statement of Value (SOV), in duplicate, must accompany all deeds that do not state the full and complete value of the conveyed property, except in the case of a family exemption, which needs to be identified in the document. Include common level ratio factors, which change every July 1st. State the reason for the correction on the SOV form as well.

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Pennsylvania Correction Deed Form