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The Recorder of Deeds Division maintains land records of property located in Lehigh County and carries out the following duties and responsibilities:
Record and index Deeds and deed related documents (i.e., easement, right of way, covenant, restrictions, etc.)
Record and index Mortgages and mortgage related documents (i.e., satisfaction of mortgage, release, assignment, modification, subordination, etc.)
The base fee for a four-page real estate deed or correction deed with up to four names is $70.75. Each page over four is $4 and each additional name over four is $1.
Easement / Right of Way $58.75, plus $10 per parcel number, plus $2.00 per page for each page over 4, plus 50 cents for each name over 4.
Each UPI number is $10. To obtain number, contact assessor's office at 717-274-2801 ext 2250 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Statement of Value (in duplicate) Fee for
attachments is $2 per page. No charge for duplicate
copy of SOV and attachments.
Documents must be accompanied by self-addressed, stamped envelope that fits the document. Make checks payable to "Recorder of Deeds."
* 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.
* 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 must have a signed certificate of address 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.
* Documents pertaining to property in more than one municipality or school district must clearly state the proportional share (by percentage in each municipality) as to the division of local realty transfer taxes.
* Multiple documents constituting one transaction must be numbered as to the proper order they are to be filed.
* All foreign language documents must include a written English language translation to be recorded along with the original.
* Re-recorded or correction documents must clearly state the reason for re-recording and must have a new acknowledgment.
* A Uniform Parcel Identifier is required to be on all deeds presented for recording. Contact the Lebanon County Assessment Office to obtain the parcel number.
A Statement of Value should be submitted as an attachment and in duplicate with every deed when the full value/consideration is not set forth in the deed, the deed is without consideration or by gift, a tax exemption is claimed, or if real estate is sold at tax claim or a sheriff's sale. The Statement of Value must be signed and dated.
A Statement of Value is not required when the transfer is wholly exempt from tax based on family relationship or public utility easements.