October 10 2008 - New Document Recording Requirements
Effective November 3, 2008
Pursuant to City Council Bill No. 080424-A, new requirements apply to deed documents submitted for recording.
Deed Name Match
A name match of the seller's name and the buyer's name on the prior deed transaction will be performed.
If the grantor involves decedent's letters of testamentary or administration; grantor is a trustee; grantor is a corporation; grantor is signing under a power of attorney, documentation as specified in the bill must be submitted with the deed.
US Postal Mail
If the deed is sent by US Postal mail, the mail must be certified or registered.
Certain exceptions to the above do apply.
If you are an attorney or a title company, you can submit an Affidavit Form for each deed submitted for recording. If this Affidavit form is submitted, the requirements listed above do not apply.
Bill No 080424-A
Title Company - Definition in PA Statute