Lehigh County Recorder of Deeds Fee Schedule

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

        

Fee Schedule

FEE SCHEDULE
Recorder of Deeds Division
Lehigh County, PA

Effective January 1, 2019

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The fees below include a maximum of 4 pages, 4 names, and 1 PIN certification unless otherwise noted.

*Includes 1 electronic notation

Each Additional Page....................... $2.00
Each Additional Name...................... $0.50
Each Additional PIN........................ $10.00
Each Electronic Notation................. $2.00

MORTGAGES & RELATED DOCUMENTS
Mortgage........................................................$80.25
Satisfaction Piece......................................... $70.75*
Amendment of Mortgage............................... $30.50*
Assignment of Mortgage................................$70.75*
Assignment of Rents & Leases......................$28.50
Assumption of Mortgage................................$30.50*
Extension....................................................... $30.50*
Modification of Mortgage............................... $30.50*
Postponement of Mortgage........................... $30.50*
Release of Mortgage..................................... $70.75*
Rider.............................................................. $30.50*
Stipulation of General Mortgage.................... $18.50
           (Additional fee if PIN Certification is required)
Subordination of Mortgage............................ $30.50*
Termination of Assignment of Mortgage....... $70.75*

DEEDS
Deeds (all types)............................................$80.25
Deed of Dedication........................................ $68.75
Quiet Title Action........................................... $28.50 

OTHER REAL ESTATE
Amendment................................................... $30.50*
Assignment.................................................... $30.50*
Assignment of Easement............................... $70.75*
Assignment of Lease..................................... $70.75*
Assumption.................................................... $30.50*
Covenant Act 515.......................................... $33.00
                     (no fee for additional pages or names)
Declaration.....................................................$28.50
Declaration of Acquisition.............................. $28.50
Dedication......................................................$28.50
Easement.......................................................$68.75
Installment Sales Agreement........................ $68.75
Lease (over 30 years)....................................$58.75
License.......................................................... $28.50
Memorandum without RTT............................ $28.50
Memorandum with RTT................................. $68.75
Modification....................................................$30.50*
Notice.............................................................$28.50
Ordinance...................................................... $28.50
Preferential Assessment Act 319...................$33.00
                     (no fee for additional pages or names)
Release..........................................................$30.50*
Right of First Refusal..................................... $28.50
Right-of-Way..................................................$68.75
Satisfaction.................................................... $30.50*
Subordination.................................................$30.50*
Termination....................................................$30.50*  

MAPS/PLANS (no fee for additional names)
Agricultural Security Area, Development,
Right-of-Way, Stormwater Management,
Subdivision, Survey..................... First page $35.00
                                    Each additional page $25.00
Condo.......................................... First page $40.00
                                    Each additional page $25.00
Highway, Mining, Railroad........... First page $15.00
                                      Each additional page $3.00

MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS
Affidavit.......................................................... $28.50
Agreement..................................................... $28.50
Agricultural Security Area Ordinance.............$28.50
Certificate.......................................................$28.50
Consent......................................................... $28.50
Highway Occupancy Permit...........................$28.50
Miscellaneous................................................ $28.50
Name Change/Merger................................... $28.50
Order..............................................................$28.50
Power of Attorney.......................................... $18.50
           (Additional fee if PIN Certification is required)
Praecipe.........................................................$28.50
Resolution......................................................$28.50
Revocation.....................................................$28.50
Revocation of Power of Attorney................... $30.50*
Vacation.........................................................$28.50
Waiver............................................................$28.50

Financing Statements/Secured Transactions
UCC1, UCC3, & UCC5................................ $110.00
    (no fee for additional pages, names, or notations)

MILITARY DISCHARGE (DD-214)................. FREE

COMMISSIONS
Notary Bond & Commission...........................$33.50
Notary Name or Address Change..................$18.50
  (Contact the PA Dept of State for requirements)
Police Commission........................................ $18.50 

MISCELLANEOUS FEES
Mail Back Fee.......................... $1.00 per document
Email Fee................................. $1.00 per document
Name Change Search..................... $6.50 per name
Overpayments.......... $10.00 or less will be forfeited
Rejection Fee.... $10.00 each time a doc is rejected
Return Check Fee..........................................$20.00

PHOTOCOPIES:
Per page (in person).........................................$0.25
Per page (mail/email)...................................... $1.00
Certified Copies..................... +$1.50 per document
Map................................................. $5.00 per sheet

When no fee is specified, the fee shall be set by the Recorder of Deeds

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.

**A stamped, self-addressed envelope of sufficient size and postage must accompany all documents in order for the document to be returned or a $1.00 per document mail back fee will be applied.

REALTY TRANSFER TAX:

  • The 1% State Realty Transfer Tax and 1% Local Realty Transfer Tax are due at the time of recording. The Realty Transfer Tax and recording fee may be combined in one check.
  • Statements of Value must accompany all transfers not paying a full transfer tax or stating the full consideration, or transfers claiming an exemption (except for a family exemption which must be clearly stated on the document).
  • One copy of the Statement of Value is counted as a page of the document when determining recording fees.
  • All taxable documents with property in more than one municipality must contain a signed statement clearly stating the percentage of Local Realty Transfer Tax to be paid to each municipality.

PAYMENTS:

  • Cash, checks, money orders, and credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover) accepted. Credit cards are accepted for recording fees ONLY.Credit cards may NOT be used for the payment of Realty Transfer Tax. There is a 2.5% credit card company service fee ($1.00 minimum).
  • Make all checks and money orders payable to “Recorder of Deeds” – blank checks are NOT accepted. All checks must include the account holder’s address.
  • Any overpayments of $10.00 or less will be forfeited. If the check is over by more than $10.00, the document(s) will be rejected and a $10.00 rejection fee will be charged for documents received by mail.  Overpayments will not be refunded.