Lehigh County Recorder of Deeds

Contact

Recorder of Deeds Division
Lehigh County Courthouse
455 W. Hamilton Street, Room 122
Allentown PA 18101-1614

Chief Deputy,
Karen S. Collura 

Asst. Chief Deputy,
Tammy Stahlnecker

Phone: 610-782-3162
Fax: 610-871-2895

Email

        

Hours of Operation

Recorder of Deeds Office
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday-Friday

Our office is closed on all major holidays and/or as directed by the President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas.

GIS PIN Certification
8:00 AM to 3:45 PM

        

Recorder of Deeds

The Recorder of Deeds Division maintains land records of property located in Lehigh County and carries out the following:

    • Record and index:
      • Deeds and deed related documents (Easement, Right of Way, Covenant, Restrictions, etc.)
      • Mortgages and mortgage related documents (Satisfaction of Mortgage, Release, Assignment, Modification, Subordination, etc.)
      • State Commissions and Bonds for Notary Publics and County Elected Officials
      • Military Discharge Papers (DD214)
      • Subdivision, Stormwater, Highway, Rail and Condo Maps
      • Powers of Attorney
      • Secured Transactions/Financing Statements/UCC
    • Certify recorded documents
    • Maintain records of non-profit organization Charters from 1866 to 1993
    • Collect and distribute Realty Transfer Tax to the Department of Revenue, local municipalities, and school districts.
    • Provide public access to recorded documents and indices

The information provided on our website is only a guide for the preparation and recording of documents.

Our staff is not authorized to conduct a search or provide research for you.  Please contact a title company.  We are not authorized to provide legal advice or opinions.  Please seek legal counsel regarding any questions concerning a document or the legality of its content.

Please Note:
It is the responsibility of the document submitter to ensure that NO personal information (i.e., Social Security Number, bank account or loan numbers, etc.)
 appears on documents.  Documents containing personal information may be rejected or redacted at our discretion.

        

eRecording

You may record your documents electronically through Simplifile, CSC, and ePN, three nationwide online document submitters, ready to accept your documents for electronic filing.  eRecording reduces document rejection rate through electronic calculation of fees and taxes. Documents are usually recorded within the same day and if rejected can be corrected and sent back immediately for recording.

Please Note: Any recording expenses resulting from accidentally submitting a document in error or submitting the same document more than once will be paid by the submitter – NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN
        

Records Search

Search Records 1812 to Present
Lehigh County was formed on March 6, 1812 from part of Northampton County.

All documents recorded in the Recorder of Deeds Division are public records (except for Military Discharges DD214) open to the public for viewing and printing.  Our staff is not authorized to conduct a search or provide research for you.

Online Searching & Copies:
*Please note: certified copies are NOT available online

LANDEX Webstore – LANDEX Webstore is for infrequent searchers or those performing basic searches with access to all Index, deed, mortgage, map, and miscellaneous records from 1812 to present.  The searching is free, however, there is a fee to view and/or print documents.  For guidance on searching the LANDEX website, contact LANDEX at 800-370-2836.

LANDEX Remote – LANDEX Remote is most beneficial for individuals or companies who expect to access our records on a regular basis or need comprehensive search capabilities and provides access to all Index, deed, mortgage, map, and miscellaneous records from 1812 to present.  This is a pay per access service of $.15 per minute / $.10 per page loaded.  Use Index Book Tab to search records 1812 to 1983 and Major/Minor Subdivision plans from 1812 to 2002. For guidance on searching the LANDEX website, contact LANDEX at 800-370-2836.

Lehigh County Online Records Access – Must establish an account and pay a yearly fee.  Please contact the Lehigh County Fiscal Office for information. -- Select Recorder of Deeds LANDEX System 1812 to Present with Russell Index Books including all Index, deed, mortgage, map, and miscellaneous images from 1812 to present. Use Index Book Tab to search records 1812 to 1983 and Major/Minor Subdivision plans from 1812 to 2002.

In Person Searching & Copies:

The Public Review area located on the first floor of the Lehigh County Courthouse is open to the public Monday thru Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm for searching and copies.

The in person copy fee is $.25 per page. Certified copies are an additional $1.50 per document copy.  All copies to be certified by the Recorder of Deeds Division must be made in the Recorder of Deeds office at the time of certification.

Copies by Mail:

The mailed copy fee is $1.00 per page. Certified copies are an additional $1.50 per document copy.

    The request MUST include:
      • Type of document
      • Volume & Page # or Instrument # of the document
      • Regular or Certified Copy
      • Stamped, self-addressed envelope of sufficient size and postage or a $1.00 per document mail back fee
      • Check payable to “Recorder of Deeds” – blank checks are NOT accepted.  All checks must include the account holder’s address.

Mail request to:
        Recorder of Deeds Division
        Lehigh County Courthouse
        455 W. Hamilton Street, Room 122
        Allentown, PA 18101-1614