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Department of Records

Managing City government records.

Department of Records

What we do

The Department of Records (DOR) determines the information-storage standards for all City departments, boards, commissions, and agencies. Our department manages:

  • The City Archives
  • The Records Storage Center
  • The Recorder of Deeds
  • Central reprographic (copying) services

In addition to records management, we:

  • Provide the public access to City records.
  • Set and collect fees to cover the cost of copies of records.
  • Take in realty transfer taxes and document recording fees.
  • Maintain the City’s real property database and tax maps.


City Hall
Room 156
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Looking for more information?

You can find more about the Department of Records on the City's legacy pages.


Name Job title Phone #
James P. Leonard Commissioner
(215) 686-2262
Lynda Yerkov Records Operations Manager
(215) 686-2262
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