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Juniata County, Pennsylvania

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Juniata County Recorder of Deeds

1 North Main St / PO Box 68, Mifflintown, Pennsylvania 17059

8:00am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday

Phone: (717) 436-7709


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Pennsylvania - Juniata County Recorder Information

The Juniata County Recorder of Deeds handles all transactions dealing with real estate in the county.

Recording Fees

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 after four is $0.50.

Separate checks are required for state tax, local tax, and recording fees.
A self-addressed stamped envelope should be included with documents.

Certified copy of a document is $5 (copy fees included).

State and local transfer taxes may be due upon recording.

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.

* 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. Do not use highlighters on documents. When the document is scanned, the highlighted portions will show up as a blackened out area.

* 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 of the document. Seals or stamps should not cover any printed material or signatures. Notary stamps must not be light or defective in any way. This will cause a document to be rejected.

* 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.

* A Certificate of Residence must be completed and signed on deeds, mortgages, agreements, and assignments. Failure to comply with this is reason for rejection.

STATEMENT OF VALUE

This statement is required 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 a familial relationship or a public utility easement.

The Statement of Value should be submitted to the Recorder in duplicate. If more space is needed on the form, additional sheets can be attached.