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 - Effective Jan 2024
Fee Calculator | PRODA (
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