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.

Contact Recorder of Deeds

Recorder of Deeds Emmett McCall

Carbon County Recorder of Deeds
P.O. Box 89
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229

Phone (570) 325-2651
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

Fee Schedule

Effective Date: August 8, 2014
Updated: July 23, 2014

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, 4 parcels.

Deed 70.00
Mortgage 70.00
Assignment of Mortgage 64.00
Release of Mortgage 64.00
Mortgage Amendment 28.50
Mortgage Extension 28.50
Mortgage Modification 28.50
Mortgage Subordination 28.50
Assumption Agreement 28.50
Mortgage Satisfaction 64.00
Assignment of Rents & Leases 28.50
Easement or Right of Way 64.00
Lease Agreements 64.00
Highway Occupancy Permits 28.50
Declaration of Taking 28.50
Action to Quiet Title 64.00
Order of Court 28.50
Agreement of Sale 64.00
Long Term Agreement of Sale 62.00
Subdivision Map (first page) (pages over one are 3.00 extra per page) 28.50
Survey Maps 28.50
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 35.50
Additional fees
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 four 0.50 Per Parcel
Copies 0.50 Per Page
Certification of Document 1.50 Per Document
Rejection Fee 5.00 Per Document
Financing Statements
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