Dauphin County, Pennsylvania - Recorder Information

Register of Deeds

You are NOT on the Dauphin County official website, you are on Deeds.com, a private website that is not affiliated with any government agency.

The Recorder of Deeds is responsible for recording and maintaining real property records in Dauphin County.

Recording Fees

Deed $86.75
Mortgage $86.75
Easement $58.75
Each additional page over 4 is $2.00 per page
Docs over 9 names $0.50 per name

On documents requiring a Unified Parcel Identifier you will need to add $20.00 per UPI to the fees listed above.

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.
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. Dauphin County has a fee calculator page on their "Recorder of Deeds" website.

Document Formatting Requirements

* All papers presented for recording must be originals, properly executed, signed, dated, and acknowledged before a notary public. The maximum size paper accepted is 8.5 x 14 inches, and the minimum size is 8.5 x 11 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.


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.