Recorder of Deeds

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CoronaVirus UPdate


The Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds office reopened to the public on June 1. While we are excited to welcome everyone back, please be aware, there will be some changes to the operations in our office.

Our recording hours are from 8:30AM until 4PM. The Board of Assessment will register documents from 8:30AM until 3:45PM. Planning will be available to stamp and seal documents from 8:30AM to 3PM.

Please note, the title search area will not open until June 14 due to construction in our office.

 Veterans are also welcome to come in to record their military discharge paperwork and receive their discount ID card.

We will be limiting the amount of people allowed in the office at one time and are asking customers to take a seat and wait while their documents are being recorded.

We will continue to accept documents for recording via the US Postal Service, Fedex/UPS and our four eRecording partners. Our drop box has been a huge success, and we will continue to have the drop box in the lobby of One Montgomery Plaza for those who do not wish to wait while their documents are being recorded. Click here for more information on utilizing the drop box. If you would like our office to preview and pre-approve your plans before recording, please follow these steps: https://www.montcopa.org/1655/Plan-Recording-Info.

Additionally, our public search area will be open, but with a limited capacity, and searches will be limited to one hour.

ATTENTION NOTARIES


Our office has partnered with the Montgomery County Prothonotary to swear in Montgomery County notaries both via video conferencing and in person. Please be prepared with your executed bond, power of attorney, and photo ID. The fee will be $42. NOTE: This one charge will pay the Recorder of Deeds fee of $38.50 and the Prothonotary fee of $3.50. 

To be sworn in by video conferencing
**Beginning June 1 there will be a $25 convenience fee added to all notaries swearing in virtually. Sign up for your time slot here. 

To sign up for a time slot, notaries need to have an executed bond, power of attorney and their driver’s license. After signing up you will receive an automatically generated confirmation of your time. A day before your online video conference you will receive a Cisco WebEx invitation to join the meeting at your reserved time.


If you do not have a camera on your computer, please download the free Cisco WebEx app on your phone or tablet. Open the app at your scheduled time and enter the meeting ID and passcode.

To be sworn in at our office
Bring your bond, power of attorney and photo ID to the Recorder of Deeds Office, located in One Montgomery Plaza in Norristown. You do not need an appointment and are welcome anytime between 8:30AM and 3:30PM Monday through Friday. You will be sworn in and your bond and commission will be recorded. We will also take your signature for the Prothonotary’s office. 

Notaries with questions can call the Recorder of Deeds office at 610-278-3289.


Important information



The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has a new Realty Statement of Value Transfer Tax Form (REV-183) dated 6-19. The newest form must be used with any submission; old forms will not be accepted. Click here to access the form.

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Looking for documents prior to 1972? Good news! No longer will you need to log on to two different systems to trace the title to a property in Montgomery County.

All documents recorded in Montgomery County back to 1784 are available to search from our Public Access System. Try it today!

The future is here and we are excited to host a one-stop shop for all Recorder of Deeds documents in Montgomery County. Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have any questions.

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Realty Transfer Tax Form REV-183; for more information on the Common Level Ratio Factor, click here.

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