Recorder of Deeds
Recorder of Deeds Jeanne Sorg welcoming Veterans for Veterans' PHOTO ID Discount cards and administrating oaths to new Notaries.
The mission of the Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds office is to maintain the integrity of all land records and other documents entrusted to the department as well as the collection and monthly distribution of county / state fees and real estate transfer taxes for the state, townships, boroughs, and school districts while efficiently serving the public with complete accountability and responsibility.
This office does not depend upon the county tax dollars to operate. The Recorder of Deeds Office is self-sufficient and generates a profit (over the operating expenses) for the Montgomery County General Fund.
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2015
THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE HAS UPDATED THE REALTY TRANSFER TAX STATEMENT OF VALUE FORM.
You may start using the new form now; however you MUST use the new form REV-183 EX (2-15) after January 1, 2015 to avoid rejections.
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2015 PARCEL FEE INCREASE PLEASE CLICK LINK FOR DETAILS CLICK HERE
New requirements for preparing "Power of Attorney" Documents. Effective: January 1, 2015 Please read the Act for detailed requirements.
FEE SCHEDULE EFFECTIVE 6/13/16
About the Department
Types of documents filed with the Recorder of Deeds Office include:
- All legal instruments in the county, including deeds, real estate transfers and agreements, mortgages, and assignments
- State highway plans
- Powers of attorney
- Subdivision plans
- Commissions for elected officials and notary publics throughout the county
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In an effort to comply with best practices, documents signed using a Power of Attorney must be accompanied by either the original POA to be recorded at the same time, or a book and page must be included on the document, or copy of the POA must be recorded as an attachment to the document.
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