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Current Record Series

Records, Department of

[Record Group 86]

Change in Registry
Property registration changes due to death of spouse, change in name of property owner, or acquisition of property by will.
Location: City Hall, Room 154
City Maps and Plot Plans
Drawings and blueprints depicting exact property boundaries. Includes names of surveyors, location, owners, developers, date drawn, boundaries, scale used, deed referenced, and certificate of registration.
Location: City Hall, Room 163
Legal Notices (of City Rules and Regulations)
Advertisement of code regulations filed by city agencies. File includes the regulation itself, an affidavit for advertisement, memos showing the effective date of the regulation, promulgating department and approval by the law department, and copies of newspapers which printed the ad.
Location: City Hall, Room 156
Military Discharge Papers
Recorded copies of honorable discharges from the military. To provide veterans with a backup to apply for veterans' benefits. Such information as name, rank, serial number, military branch and occupation, dates served, decorations, citations, and signatures is included.
These records are confidential, and are only available to the GI.
Location: City Hall, Room 154
Notary Public Recordings
Special tax collected to cover the cost of recording of notary public bond and commission.
Location: City Hall, Room 154
State Highway Plans and Specifications
Records showing highway changes that may affect property boundary lines.
Location: City Hall, Room 163
Subpoena of (Certified) Records for Court
Application for certified copies of city records required for court appearances.
Location: City Hall, Room 153
Unclaimed Recorded Instruments
Original satisfaction pieces that have been recorded but not claimed by document owners.
Location: City Hall, Room 153
Writ Tax Collection
Records verifying the collection of taxes on all taxable instruments (such as deeds and mortgages) which are reported to the state.
Location: City Hall, Room 156
Index of Recorded Documents
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Location: City Hall, Room 154
Recorded Real Estate Documents
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Location: City Hall, Room 154
Act 287 (Damage Prevention Act) Filings
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Location: City Hall, Room 156
Index of Traffic Accident Reports
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Location: City Hall, Room 154

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