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Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania

Recorder Offices


Register of Wills/Recorder of Deeds

Courthouse - 223 Penn St, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania 16652

8:30am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday / No documents after 4:15pm

Phone: (814) 643-2740


Register of Deeds

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Pennsylvania - Huntingdon County Recorder Information

The Huntingdon County Recorder of Deeds maintains records and handles transactions related to real property in the county.

Recording Fees

All recording fees and applicable realty transfer taxes must be paid at the time of recording. Checks must be submitted for the proper amount. Three checks are required: One for the recording fee, one for state realty transfer taxes, and one for local (school/municipality) realty transfer taxes. Checks can be made payable to the "Recorder of Deeds."

To record a four-page deed or easement with four names, the fee is $58.75. Each additional page is $2 and each additional name over four is $0.50.

An assignment of mortgage or rent is $60.75 for the first four pages. Each additional page is $2.

Copies are 50 cents a page and the certification fee is $1.50 per document.

The UPI fee and any other recording fees will be submitted to the Recorder of Deeds Office. The UPI Certification fee is $20 per UPI number certification and can be included in the check prepared for the county fee(s). There is no fee for the inclusion of the "parent parcel" number on the document.

State and local realty transfer taxes will be due upon recording. These are 1% each of the total consideration.

If you have questions about recording fees or transfer taxes, contact the Huntingdon County Recorder at (814)643-2740.

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. Use white, standard weight copy paper.

* 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.

* Deeds should be written in the English language. All foreign language documents must include a written English translation to be recorded along with the original foreign language document.

* 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.

* Provide a 2-inch top margin at the top right corner of each page for recording information. All other margins should be at least 1 inch.

* The acknowledgment date should not predate the execution date. Seals or stamps should not cover any printed material or signatures.

* All deeds, mortgages, and assignments must have a signed certificate of residence for the grantee, mortgagee, or assignee.

* 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 specific tax parcel number must be included on all documents relating to real estate. The UPI number (Unique Parcel Identifier) 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.

UPI Notes
1- If there is more than one UPI Number for the property, all of the necessary information for both properties must be provided on the document with notation as to which information goes with which UPI Number.
2- The correct format for a UPI Number is a two digit number, a dash, two digit number, a dash, and a two to six digit number that may contain a decimal point. (12-34-56.78) In some cases, such as mobile homes, properties where land is leased from the state, cell phone towers, building that are taxed separate from the land an additional letter or letters are required. (12-34-56-78SF).
3- All documents transferring a side lot addition from one property to another will require 2 UPI numbers, one for the parcel which the side lot addition came from, and one for the parcel to which the side lot addition is being added. The title of the side lot addition and the lot it is being added to must be the same for lot consolidation.
4- All documents that transfer a portion of an existing property will require 2 UPI numbers: one for the new property and one for the parent property. No charges will be assessed for the parent parcel UPI number.
5- A document may be submitted for review in advance of UPI Certification to expedite the certification process.

* Multiple papers constituting one transaction must be clearly numbered as to the order in which they are to be recorded. Any re-recording expenses resulting from an improper order of documents will be paid by the party submitting the documents for recording.

* Documents submitted for recording that pertain to property located in more than one municipality or school district must clearly state the proportional share (in whole numbers) as to the division of local realty transfer taxes.

* Re-recorded or corrective documents must clearly state the reason for re-recording or correction. A new acknowledgment is also needed.

STATEMENT OF VALUE

A statement of value is required when the full consideration/value is not set forth in the deed, when the deed is without consideration or by gift, when a tax exemption is claimed, or when real estate is sold at a sheriff's sale or tax claim.
The statement of value must be completed in full and signed by a responsible person connected with the transaction.

A statement of value is not needed when a transfer is wholly exempt from tax based on family relationship (spouse, grandparent, parent, child, brother, or sister). Step-relationships are not exempt from transfer tax. Public utility easements do not require a statement of value.