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Bucks County Recorder of Deeds
55 East Court St, 2nd Floor, Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901
7:45 to 4:00 M-F
Phone: (215) 348-6209
Bucks County Recorder of Deeds  55 East Court St, 2nd Floor, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 18901

 
 
 
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Bucks County Pennsylvania Register of Deeds

Bucks County Recorder Information

The Bucks County Recorder of Deeds office is responsible for recording and maintaining real property records for the county. The Bucks County Recorder of Deeds office houses public records from 1864 to present.
 

Recording Fees

The fee to record a deed or mortgage that does not exceed four names, four pages, and one parcel number is $77, which includes the registry fee.
After the initial four pages and/or names, the fee is an additional $4 per page and/or $1 per name.
Each additional parcel number in excess of 1 will be $10 each.

If submitting a deed by mail, it needs to meet all the legal requirements. The check should also be made out for the exact amount. Checks can be made payable to the ‘Recorder of Deeds.’

Local and state transfer taxes, both equaling 1% of the total consideration may be due upon recording.

Contact the Bucks County Recorder of Deeds at 215-348-6209 if you have questions about recording fees and transfer taxes.
 
Document Formatting Requirements
Deeds conveying property in any of the following municipalities MUST be registered with them within 72 hours after recording: Sellersville, Perkasie, Quakertown, New Britain, Newtown, Doylestown and Morrisville Boroughs and Buckingham, Doylestown, New Britain, Lower Southampton, West Rockhill, Wrightstown, Durham and Warwick Townships.

REQUIREMENTS FOR RECORDING DEEDS

• On the top of the first page of a document, there must be a 3 inch margin. The left side of this will contain the ‘Prepared by and Return to’ name, address, and telephone number, followed by the typed county parcel number. The right side of this margin is reserved for the recorder.

• All other margins on the first page are 1 inch, as are all margins on all subsequent pages.

• Documents must be submitted on white 8.5x11 inch paper with a font size no smaller than 10 point. Black ink should be used. Printing can be double-sided, as long as the type does not bleed through to the other side.

• Grantee(s) addresses must be typed.

• Deeds will not be accepted unless the transfer tax is paid at the time of recording. In many sales agreements, the buyer and the seller split the tax, but the new owner is responsible if there are questions relating to the amount of tax paid.

• A Statement of Value form is required if the transfer tax is not paid, or if the true value of the land is not listed on the deed. A transfer tax or statement of value must accompany all transfers unless an exemption is clearly stated in the deed.

• When a deed conveys property in more than one municipality it is required to state what portion of the total value is credited to each taxing body.

• A deed must be acknowledged in order to be recorded. The acknowledgment date cannot predate the document date. The acknowledgment must include the following: county, state, date, person or corporate officer's names and titles of persons appearing, notary signature, seal, and expiration date. If any item is missing, the acknowledgment will be defective.

• A deed or mortgage should indicate the property's municipality, county, and state.

• All documents directly related to real estate must show the county tax parcel number and be submitted to the Bucks County Board of Assessment prior to recording.
 
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