Recorder of Deeds
The Carbon County Recorder of Deeds office is a County government office which is run by the Recorder of Deeds, an elected official, and his/her staff.
The basic operation of this office is very important for preserving and maintaining all land records, which include, but are not limited to:
Deeds: a document which is recorded to show ownership of property.
Mortgages: a document which is recorded when an owner borrows money against their property.
Easements and Right-of-Ways: a document which is recorded to allow any person or company the right to go over or under your property.
Most documents recorded in this office pertain to property. The documents will all be copied and scanned into our computer system. After the documents are scanned into the system, the process is to index (type all the information from the document in to the system) information. Verification is the last step taken. This is a process in which all the information that has been typed into the system is printed out and someone double checks the document with the print out to avoid any errors in typing. Once a document is marked verified, the computer now stores the information and when enough documents have been recorded and scanned into the system, the computer will ask you to write a disc to save the information as an extra backup. The state archives have not yet approved a computer as a means of accurate storage, so in order to abide by state law; we have to write one extra disc which is sent out to a company to be transferred onto a microfilm. This type of storage is allowed by the state.
The recorder of deeds also will assist the public in obtaining copies of their documents which they have misplaced or lost. We can also help you trace back your property and all the previous owners and purchase price of the property.
Other documents which are recorded in our office are notary bonds and commissions, veteran's discharges, financing statements, elected officials bonds, satisfactions of mortgages, release of mortgages, and power of attorney.
Notice of Change in Filing Fees
Recent legislation at the State level has effected a change in the filing fees for all Recording Offices throughout the Commonwealth. Acts 40 and 44 of 2017 recently signed by the Governor of Pennsylvania make immediate changes to the Judicial Computer System/Access to Justice/Criminal Justice Enhancement Account (JCS/ATJ/CJEA) surcharges. See complete announcement here. This is a State mandated change to the surcharges that forces Counties to increase their filing fees charged to consumers. These increased fees are realized by the State government and no portion of the fees are retained at the County level. The Acts mentioned above only pertain to specific fees, as a courtesy, the Carbon County Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in conjunction with the Office of Information Technology have made note of these specific changes on the “Fee Schedule” Recorder of Deeds web page by showing the affected fees in italics. The increased fees become effective November 30th, 2017. Thank you in advance for your understanding.
Contact Recorder of Deeds
|Recorder of Deeds||Emmett McCall|
Carbon County Administration Bldg
P.O. Box 89
|Office Hours||8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
|Additional Contacts||Anita Dietrich - 1st Deputy
Shelly Kurdziel - 2nd Deputy
Joyce Nalesnik - Coordinator of Records
Effective Date: December 1, 2018
Updated: November 29, 2018
All documents listed below will include the parcel certification fee, effective June 30, 2005.
All documents listed below are up to 4 pages, 4 names, 1 parcel.
All documents listed below with an "*" are not subject to the parcel fee increase.
|Assignment of Mortgage||68.75|
|Release of Mortgage||68.75|
|Assignment of Rents & Leases||28.50|
|Easement or Right of Way||68.75|
|Highway Occupancy Permits||28.50|
|Declaration of Taking||28.50|
|Action to Quiet Title||68.75|
|Order of Court||28.50|
|Agreement of Sale||68.75|
|Long Term Agreement of Sale||62.00|
Subdivision Map (first page) (pages over one are 3.00 extra per page) (Parcels numbers over one are $10.00 each)
|*General Power of Attorney||18.50|
|Miscellaneous Documents (that would require a parcel#)||28.50|
|*Miscellaneous Documents (that do not require a parcel#)||18.50|
|*Notary Public Bond and Commission||33.50|
|Deeds (Pages over four)||4.00 Per Page|
|Mortgages (pages over four)||4.00 Per Page|
|Other Documents (pages over four)||2.00 Per Page|
|Names Over four||0.50 Per Name|
|Parcels over one||10.00 Per Parcel|
|Copies||0.50 Per Page|
|Certification of Document||1.50 Per Document|
|Rejection Fee||5.00 Per Document|
|*Secured Transaction - Standard Form||105.00|
|*Release - Standard Form||105.00|
|*Assignment - Standard Form||105.00|
|*Continuation - Standard Form||105.00|
|*Amendment - Standard Form||105.00|
|*Termination - Standard form||105.00|
|*Non-Standard Forms are no Longer Acceptable|
|Preferential Assessment (clean and green act)|
|Preferential Assessment Application||28.50|
|Preferential Assessment Breach||28.50|
|Preferential Assessment Application Amendment||28.50|