Lackawanna County Register & Recorder of Deeds | eRecord Title Documents Online Here! | Fees | Phone | PA.

Evie Rafalko McNulty
Lackawanna County Recorder of Deeds
507 Linden Street — Suite 800
Scranton, PA 18503
570-963-6775
Fax 570-963-6390

Lackawanna County Recorder and Register of Deeds office invites you to e-Record your title documents ONLINE! Liens, Mortgages, Assignments, Releases and more! Save yourself a trip to county offices. Go Green this Year! Credit Cards Accepted! Online Checks!

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Documents that have traditionally been delivered or mailed to the Clerk & comptroller of Court by runner, express mail or courier services can now be processed with e-Recording, simplifying and accelerating all aspects of the recording process. The most commonly e-Recorded documents are Mechanic’s Liens, Notices, Release of Lien, Deeds, Mortgages, Assignment of Mortgages, Notice of Commencements, and Satisfactions of Mortgages.
Documents that have traditionally been delivered or mailed to the Clerk & comptroller of Court by runner, express mail or courier services can now be processed with e-Recording, simplifying and accelerating all aspects of the recording process. The most commonly e-Recorded documents are Mechanic’s Liens, Notices, Release of Lien, Deeds, Mortgages, Assignment of Mortgages, Notice of Commencements, and Satisfactions of Mortgages.

With e-Recording, the submitter scans the document and uses a vendor application to upload the document and associated data. No special equipment is required, just a computer with high speed internet access and a scanner. Original documents never leave the submitter’s possession since they are scanned for submission.

E-Recording documents can be tracked through the entire process. Documents are recorded the same day, if submitted during regular business hours. Once the document is accepted, you can immediately retrieve an image that includes the recorder’s stamp from eRecorderofdeeds.com.

Lackawanna County Recording Information

Document Formatting Requirements
The primary responsibility of the Recorder of Deeds is to protect ownership in homes and other real property in the county. The primary functions of the office are to record and index documents relating to real property in Lackawanna County and to act as a collection agent for the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, all municipalities, and school districts in Lackawanna County. All records in the Recorder of Deeds office are available for public inspection.

The records in the office protect and establish an accurate and thorough official record of real property ownership. For the individual property owner who wants to establish a clear title to his holdings, these records are essential.

The primary purpose for recording a deed is to give public notice of ownership. A secondary purpose is to provide authentic evidence of title in case the deed itself is lost or unavailable. As a result of recording the deed, the grantee is protected against claims of the grantor’s subsequent purchasers, mortgagees, and creditors.

A deed is binding even if it is not recorded, but it is still important to record it. The former owner can continue getting mortgages, judgments, and suits on the property if the deed is not recorded.

REQUIREMENTS FOR RECORDING

• When submitting a document for recordation, it must be legible so that a clear copy can be read without magnification after it is imaged. Do not highlight any areas on the document, since those areas will appear unreadable once the document is scanned. If a document contains highlighting, it will be rejected.

• The maximum size page accepted is 8.5×14 inches, while the minimum is 8.5×11 inches. Use black ink in a font size of at least 10 point. Margins should be a minimum of 1 inch and should be clear of markings.

• Documents will be deemed unacceptable for recording without the proper PIN certification stamp and seal of the Lackawanna County Assessment Office. The fee for the PIN certification should be included in fees presented for recording.

• All signatures and initials in the document must be original and in dark ink suitable for imaging.

• On a deed or mortgage, indicate the property’s municipality, county, and state.

• The acknowledgment date must not pre-date the date of execution shown on the document. These two dates (execution and acknowledgment) must conform to each other.

• The document must have a formal acknowledgment (“sworn and subscribed” is not sufficient) by a notary public which must include the following: state, county, date, name of individual, corporate or authorized officer appearing, notary signature, notary stamp (where applicable), and expiration date.

• All deeds (or other transfers of real estate) must include a “Certificate of Residence” in order to meet Pennsylvania recording requirements. The Certificate of Residence must be signed by the grantee (or grantees) or by someone acting on their behalf, setting forth the precise residence and the complete post office address of the grantee (or grantees). This will be recorded with the deed.

• All mortgages presented for recording must have the signature of the holder, owner, or assignee on any mortgage presented for recording. The document should contain the full name, residence (including street number), and the address of the holder, owner, or assignee.

• The consideration stated must be total and complete. The required written amount must match the numerical amount. If the consideration is not stated in total on the face of the document, it must be stated on the Statement of Value form, which needs to be submitted with the deed. If claiming an exemption from realty transfer taxes, the reason for the exemption must be stated on the document or on the Statement of Value.

• Any transfer that involves more than one municipality must stipulate the division of transfer taxes applicable to each municipality.

• When submitting subsequently related documents, include proper references for the previously recorded documents. This may include docket numbers, book and page numbers, instrument numbers and/or recording dates.

• Multiple documents constituting one transaction must clearly indicate the order of recording. Any re-recording expenses resulting from an improper order of recording will be paid by the party submitting the documents.

• To re-record a document, the original recording page must be attached. The document must contain an explanation for the re-recording. It must be re-executed and re-acknowledged.

• A foreign language document must include a written English translation to be recorded along with the original.

STATEMENT OF VALUE

A Statement of Value is needed when (1) the full value/consideration is not set forth in the deed, (2) the deed is without consideration or by gift, or (3) a tax exemption is claimed.

A Statement of Value is not needed if the transfer is wholly exempt from tax based on familial relationship or public utility easement.

All deeds must be accompanied by transfer taxes (if applicable) and a Statement of Value form, when required. If this form is required, it must be fully completed. Transfer taxes are 2% of the value of the property being conveyed, with the exception of property transferred in the City of Scranton. The total Realty Transfer Tax collected in Scranton is 4.3%.

In most sales agreements, the transfer tax is split between the buyer and the seller. The new owner is responsible if questions arise over the amount of tax paid.

Recording Fees

Cash is no longer accepted for any transaction other than copies of documents through the Recorder’s computer access. Self-addressed stamped envelopes are required for the return of documents and recording receipts. Documents sent through the mail to the Recorder of Deeds will be forwarded to the Tax Assessment Office for PIN certification. If proper recording fees are not included, the document will be returned to the submitter. Separate checks are not needed for Realty Transfer Taxes and Recording Fees. If a check mailed in with a document exceeds the fees by more than $5, the document will be returned unrecorded. Overpayments of $5 and under will not be refunded.

A deed or mortgage is $55 to record.

Fees include up to four pages, four names, one acknowledgment, and one parcel. Each additional page over four is $2 a page. Each additional name over four is $0.50 a name. Each additional acknowledgment is $0.50. Each additional parcel is $0.50.

All documents require a $10 parcel identification fee for each parcel certified inside the document to be recorded. The fee for each PIN certification is $10.

An affidavit is $18.50.

A Statement of Value is $2.

Photocopies are $0.50 per page. Certified copies have an additional $2 fee.

*A husband and wife are indexed and counted as two entries. A hyphenated last name will be indexed both ways but only counted as one. The Attorney in Fact are indexed and counted.

BASIC RECORDING FEES
Deed/Mortgage ……………….. $48.50 up to and including four pages
Amendment/Modification ……………….. $28.50 up to and including four pages
Assignment ……………….. $38.50 up to and including four pages
Satisfaction Piece ……………….. $38.50 up to and including four pages (see note 2)
ADDITIONAL RECORDING FEES:
Additional pages and attachments ……………….. $2.00 per additional page
Indexing fee ……………….. $0.50 per name after first four
Pages larger than 8 1/2″ by 14″ ……………….. Not Accepted
RECORDING FEE NOTES:
2. This office still requires the original mortgage or certified copy to accompany a satisfaction piece, although the law
only requires a copy of the first recorded page of the mortgage.
TRANSFER AND FINANCING FEES/TAXES:
State Realty Transfer Tax ……………….. $0.01 times consideration or fair market value
Local Realty Transfer Tax ……………….. $0.01 times consideration or fair market value
SEARCHES, COPIES AND CERTIFICATION:
This office does not perform any searches of real estate records.
Copies made by office ……………….. $0.25 per page, $3.00 minimum
……………….. $0.25 per additional page
Certification (in addition to copy fees) ……………….. $3.00
DOCUMENTATION/RECORDING NOTES:

unicipalities

Map of Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Cities and Boroughs (red), Townships (white), and Census-designated places (blue).

Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, boroughs, townships, and, in at most two cases, towns. The following cities, boroughs and townships are located in Lackawanna County:

Cities

  • Carbondale (18407)
  • Scranton (18503, 18504, 18505, 18507, 18508, 18509, 18510, 18512, 18515, 18517, 18518, 18519)

Boroughs

 

Zip codes for Lackawanna County-Pennsylvania

18403 Archbald 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18447 Blakely 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18407 Carbondale 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18407 Childs 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18410 Chinchilla 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18448 Cinram 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18411 Clarks Green 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18411 Clarks Summit 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18414 Dalton 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18447 Dickson City 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18519 Dickson City 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18509 Dunmore 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18510 Dunmore 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18512 Dunmore 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18416 Elmhurst 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18403 Eynon 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18540 Firm Zip 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18420 Fleetville 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18407 Greenfield Township 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18407 Greenfild Township 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18433 Jermyn 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18434 Jessup 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18440 La Plume 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18444 Madison Township 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18433 Mayfield 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18507 Moosic 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18444 Moscow 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18518 Old Forge 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18447 Olyphant 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18448 Olyphant 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18452 Peckville 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18653 Ransom 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18444 Roaring Bk Tp 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18444 Roaring Brook Township 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18411 Scott Township 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18414 Scott Township 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18433 Scott Township 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18447 Scott Township 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18447 Scranton 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18501 Scranton 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18502 Scranton 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18503 Scranton 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18504 Scranton 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18505 Scranton 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18507 Scranton 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18508 Scranton 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18509 Scranton 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18510 Scranton 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18512 Scranton 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18515 Scranton 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18517 Scranton 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18518 Scranton 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18519 Scranton 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18540 Scranton 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18577 Scranton 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18407 Simpson 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18411 South Abingtn Township 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18411 South Abington Township 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18444 Spring Brook Township 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18444 Sprng Brk Township 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18447 Sturges 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18517 Taylor 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18512 Throop 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18577 UPS 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)
18471 Waverly 570 Lackawanna County Pennsylvania (PA)