UPI/Parcel ID FAQs

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

        

UPI/Parcel ID Information

**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.