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General information can be obtained by phone but for more detailed information you should come into the office or retain a Title Searcher or Attorney. Office employees are not permitted to make searches.
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The office is open to the public on week-days from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., however no papers will be accepted for recording after 4 p.m.
Our records go back to the 1800s.
Please contact our office for applicable fees at 570-253-5970, ext. 4040.
Yes, but you should make sure the documents meet all legal requirements and that your check is made payable for the correct amount.
The Recorder’s office is the only one in the Courthouse to return the original papers. It takes about two to three weeks. The papers are sent back to the person who records them in most cases a Title Company or Attorney. We require a self-addressed stamped envelope if they are to be returned by mail.
You can get a copy by sending a request to the Recorder of Deeds Office. The charge is $0.50 per page. If you want the copy certified there is an additional fee of $1.50. Enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope.
Yes, but it usually is a good idea to have someone with a certain expertise in the field such as a Real Estate Agent, Attorney or Title Company prepare it for you to make sure it is correct. Employees of the Recorder’s office may not do this for you.