Recorder of Deeds Division Lehigh County Courthouse Room 122455 W. Hamilton Street Allentown PA 18101-2400
Chief Deputy, Deborah A. Casciotti
Asst. Chief Deputy, Laura Zimmerman
Phone: 610-782-3162 Fax: 610-871-2895
8:00 AM to 3:45 PM
for documents requiring PIN Certification
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
for documents not requiring PIN Certification
E-recording documents received after 3:45 p.m. EST/EDT
will be processed at the beginning of the following business day.
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Forms and publications (Statement of Value, Common Level Ratio Factors, and Declaration of Acquisition) can be obtained from the Department of Revenue website. Click on Forms and Publications, then Forms for Individuals, then Realty Transfer Tax
The Recorder of Deeds Division maintains land records of property located in Lehigh County and carries out the following duties and responsibilities:
Our staff may provide information regarding our recording procedures and fees. We may instruct you how to use the various indices to the records on file.
The information provided on our website is only a guide for the preparation and recording of documents.
You may record your documents electronically through Simplifile, CSC and ePN, three nationwide on-line documents submitters ready to accept most of your documents for electronic filing.
E-recording reduces the 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.
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. A Public Review Area is available in the Lehigh County Courthouse for public searching. There is fee to make copies at $.25 per page.
Online Access also is available with three online viewing options –
www.lehighcounty.org - The Lehigh County Website, Online Records Access. Search under Services, choose Online Records Access. Access requires you to establish an account and pay a yearly fee of $300.
Select either Recorder of Deeds IQS Infodex Russell Index 1812 to 1983 with all Index, deed, mortgage, map and miscellaneous images from 1812 to 1983 or 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, except for Deed and Mortgage document images from 1812 to 1935 which will be uploaded later this year. Use Index Book Tab to search records 1812 to 1983 and Major/Minor Subdivision plans from 1812 to 2002.
www.landex.com/remote - LANDEX Remote access to all Index, deed, mortgage, map and miscellaneous records from 1812 to present, except for Deed and Mortgage document images from 1812 to 1935 which will be uploaded later this year. Use Index Book Tab to search records 1812 to 1983 and Major/Minor Subdivision plans from 1812 to 2002. This is most beneficial for individuals or companies who expect to access our records on a regular basis or need comprehensive search capabilities. This is a pay per access service of $.15 per minute / $.10 per page loaded. For guidance on searching the LANDEX website contact the help line at LANDEX at 800-370-2836.
www.landex.com/webstore - The LANDEX Webstore access to all Index, deed, mortgage, map and miscellaneous records from 1812 to present, except for Deed and Mortgage document images from 1812 to 1935 which will be uploaded later this year. This is for infrequent searchers or those performing basic searches. The searching is free, however, there is a fee to view and/or print documents ($2.00 for the first page and $0.75 for each additional page plus a $5.00 per order handling fee).
Please note: certified copies are not available via internet access.