Notices and Updates

Notices and Updates

The Recorder of Deeds from time to time must give notice to new policies or changes.
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Below are listed all announcements that have been issued from the Recorder of Deeds Office.

        

06/30/2009 - The Common Level Ratio (CLR)

NOTICE:The Common Level Ratio (CLR)

Effective July 1, 2009 - the Common Level Ratio (CLR) factor for Lehigh County for documents accepted for recording from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010 is 3.50.

        

4/2/2009 - Electronic Recording

E-Recording

Effective April 2, 2009 Lehigh County Recorder of Deeds will accept land record documents for electronic recording

Further information can be obtained from the Simplifile website at http://www.simplifile.com
        

12/1/2008- Recording Maps

NOTICE: RECORDING MAPS 

Effective December 1, 2008, all maps (condominium, development, mining, railroad, state highway or subdivision) submitted for recording shall be no more than thirty-six (36) inches in width.

        

12/1/2008- Deed of Dedication fee increase

NOTICE: DEED OF DEDICATION FEE INCREASE

Effective December 1, 2008, the fee to record a Deed of Dedication shall be $28.50. We are required to add the $10.00 JCS/Access to Justice fee to previous fee of $18.50 for a new fee of $28.50.

        

12/1/2008- Local realty transfer tax

NOTICE: LOCAL REALTY TRANSFER TAX

Effective December 1, 2008, the Local Realty Transfer Tax will be calculated as exactly 1% of the consideration amount. The amount of the tax will neither be rounded up nor down.

        

5/1/2008 - Recording Statements of Value

RECORDING STATEMENTS OF VALUE

Please be advised, effective May 1, 2008, the Lehigh County Recorder of Deeds Division will record the Statement of Value as part of the document and will include it as the last page of the deed, easement, etc. The standard recording fee will apply. If the document is more than four (4) pages, there will be a two dollar ($2.00) fee for each additional page.

We will continue to require that two (2) copies of the Statement of Value be filed with the document, one (1) copy will be recorded with document and one (1) copy will be sent to the Department of Revenue.

ANDREA E. NAUGLE, CLERK OF JUDICIAL RECORDS
DEBORAH A. CASCIOTTI, CHIEF DEPUTY

        

5/1/2008- Mortgage satisfaction act 2002-197

MORTGAGE SATISFACTION ACT 2002-197

The Lehigh County Clerk of Judicial Records, Recorder of Deeds Division elects to no longer require the Recording Validation Procedure under Mortgage Satisfaction Act 2002-197.

Effective May 1, 2008, Satisfaction pieces need not be accompanied by the original mortgage instrument or copy thereof, certified or otherwise, when presented for recording. A Validation Fee will not be charged.

ANDREA E. NAUGLE, CLERK OF JUDICIAL RECORDS
DEBORAH A. CASCIOTTI, CHIEF DEPUTY

        

2007- Notice to county residents

NOTICE TO COUNTY RESIDENTS

The Lehigh County Recorder of Deeds office has received a number of calls from residents in regard to a letter received from National Deed Service Inc. offering to provide them with a certified copy of the deed to their home for fifty-nine dollars and fifty cents ($59.50). Please be informed that the residents of Lehigh County can obtain a copy of their deed for twenty-five cents ($.25) a page, plus one dollar and fifty cents ($1.50) for the certification if they come to the Recorder of Deeds office located in the Lehigh County Courthouse, 455 W. Hamilton Street, Room 122, Allentown. They also may request a copy of their deed via mail for a dollar ($1.00) a page plus one dollar and fifty cents $1.50) for the certification by calling the Recorder of Deeds office at 610-782-3162 to make the arrangement. This would be a substantial savings over what the National Deed Service Inc is charging, since a majority of deeds are only four (4) pages

Recorder of Deeds Office National Deed
Service Inc.
Cost of certified
copy of 4 page deed (walk in)
$2.50 Not Available
Cost of certified
copy of 4 page deed (via mail)
$5.50 $59.50