Recorder of Deeds

Phone: (570) 325-2651   Email:

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 three-step recording process includes, indexing all information into our public retrieval system, scanning the documents into the system and verifying all indexed information for accuracy. Once a document is marked verified, the computer now stores the information. In compliance with the new state approved archive format (PDF/A), one copy is stored on our public retrieval system ( and two archive copies are stored on separate secure servers at two separate locations.

The Recorder of Deeds Office is the collection agent for realty transfer taxes, collecting 2% of the total consideration or the fair market value of the property. These funds get distributed to the state, local school districts and municipalities.  We also collect JCP/ATJ/CJEA court related fees which are distributed directly to the state, and The Affordable Housing Program fees which supports income-based housing in Carbon County.

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.

Notice of Change of Fees - Click to View More

Effective January 1, 2024, The Board of Commissioners of Carbon County have authorized and directed The Recorder of Deeds to collect a $15.00 fee for each deed and mortgage recorded for purposes of establishing a County Demolition Fund in accordance with Act 152 of 2016. 

Recorder of Deeds

Fee Schedule

2024 Fee Schedule - Click to view

Effective Date:
January 4, 2021
Updated: December 10, 2020

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, 1 parcel.
All documents listed below with an "*" are not subject to the parcel fee increase.
Effective 04/16/2021

All recording fees must be for the exact amount. We cannot give refunds. Any overages $10.00 or less will be forfeited to the county.

Deed 79.75
Mortgage 79.75
Assignment of Mortgage 73.75
Release of Mortgage 73.75
Mortgage Amendment 33.50
Mortgage Extension 33.50
Mortgage Modification 33.50
Mortgage Subordination 33.50
Assumption Agreement 33.50
Mortgage Satisfaction 73.75
Termination of Assignment of Rents/Leases 73.75
Assignment of Rents & Leases 33.50
Easement or Right of Way 73.75
Lease Agreements 73.75
Highway Occupancy Permits 33.50
Declaration of Taking 33.50
Action to Quiet Title 73.75
Order of Court 33.50
Agreement of Sale 73.75
Declaration of Acquisition 39.50

Subdivision Map (first page) (pages over one are 3.00 extra per page) (Parcels numbers over one are $15.00 each)

Survey Maps 33.50
*General Power of Attorney 18.50
Miscellaneous Documents (that would require a parcel#) 33.50
*Miscellaneous Documents (that do not require a parcel#) 18.50
*Notary Public Bond and Commission 33.50
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 one 15.00 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 33.50
Preferential Assessment Breach 33.50
Preferential Assessment Application Amendment 33.50
Fee Schedule - Effective Jan 2024
Change of Fees Notice
Additional Resources
Pennsylvania Department of State
Pa Department of State website

Pennsylvania Association of Notaries
Additional notary information

Pennsylvania Department of Revenue
Transfer tax information

PA Realty Transfer Tax Statement of Value
Direct link to REV-183 form

Landex Remote
Remote access of documents from 1988-present for title searchers

Landex Webstore
Remote access of documents from 1988-present for public

CSC - Corporation Service Company
Electronic recording vendor

Electronic recording vendor