ROD

THE OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED FROM 12:00PM-1:00PM DAILY FOR LUNCH UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Currently by appointment only.


You are required to wear a mask when entering our building - You will not be permitted within our office without a mask. While recording, stay behind the Plexiglas dividers at all times and practice social distancing by staying 6 feet apart from others entering and exiting the office.


You can find the links to each of our e-Recording vendors by clicking on the "E-Recording" page to the left.  


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to follow social distancing guidelines, we no longer will have public terminals within our office for general searches. The search room near the Tax Assessment office is open but with limited public terminals to comply with CDC Guidelines of Social Distancing.


As a reminder, ALL DEEDS STARTING AT THE YEAR 1781 TO THE PRESENT are available online and remotely from www.Landex.com - If you have any questions on how to access these records from your personal computer, how to purchase copies, or how to use the website itself, please call 1-800-370-2836, Option 4 to speak to a Landex representative.


Thank you for your patience and understanding during this unusual and unprecedented time.  

Overview


The Washington County Recorder of Deeds Office was established in 1781 to:
  • Record deeds, mortgages, subdivisions, and other documents deemed by state law to be of enduring public value. Documents are recorded, indexed, verified, and scanned within the current business day
  • To collect fees and taxes levied for recording the documents and distribute the receipts to the state, county, municipalities, and school districts in accordance with the law
  • To assemble and retain the documents permanently for administrative, legal, and historical purposes
All recorded documents are of public record with the exception of Military Discharges (DD-214). Veterans are encouraged to file their military discharge papers for safekeeping. The original is maintained by the veteran, the copy retained by the office will be used to make a certified copy when a veteran applies for employment, veteran benefits, etc.

Subdivisions are submitted in mylar form. Signatures required on subdivision:
  • Washington County Planning Commission
  • Local Planning Commission (where applicable)
  • Board of Supervisors / Borough Council
  • Owners of subdivided real estate
Engineer's seal must be applied to plan. All subdivisions must be recorded within 90 days of the local governing body approval.

AS OF APRIL 8, 2020 AND BEGINNING IMMEDIATELY, WE NO LONGER ACCEPT LEGAL SIZE PAGES OF DOCUMENTS ELECTRONICALLY. AS A REMINDER, LETTER SIZE PAGES MUST BE A MINIMUM OF 12 SIZE FONT AND LEGAL SIZE PAGES MUST BE A MINIMUM OF 14 SIZE FONT.