Recorder of Deeds Division
Lehigh County Courthouse
455 W. Hamilton Street, Room 122
Allentown PA 18101-1614
Karen S. Collura
Asst. Chief Deputy,
Recorder of Deeds Office8:00 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
**The UPI/Parcel ID is required on ALL documents involving real estate in Lehigh County when presented for recording**
UPI Certification began on January 4, 2010, Lehigh County Ordinance 2009-NO.201.
What is a UPI or Parcel ID?
Both refer to the Uniform Parcel Identifier (hereinafter referred to as UPI). A UPI identifies each separate tract, lot, or parcel of real estate in Lehigh County and will allow the identification of a particular parcel of real estate by number. The UPI is made up of a 12-digit PIN followed by a 1 to 5-digit Parnum.
Example: 123456789123 1
Where do I find a UPI for a piece of property?
The UPI for each parcel of real estate in Lehigh County can be found in the Lehigh County Assessment Records.
Where do I get a UPI certified?
All documents are submitted to the Recorder of Deeds Division and electronically sent to the Geographic Information System Office (GIS) for certification. For questions regarding a UPI Certification, contact GIS at 610-782-3443.
How much is the fee for the UPI certification?
The fee is $10.00 per UPI. One $10.00 UPI fee is included in the base fee. See the Fee Schedule.
Who assigns UPIs?
GIS, the permanent depository of all county tax maps, assigns a UPI to each parcel of real estate in Lehigh County and certifies each UPI on documents to be recorded.
For questions regarding UPI Certification, contact the GIS Department at 610-782-3443.