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Recording Fees are increasing in some PA counties; click the county name to download the notice:
Delaware County - February 1, 2017
Erie County - March 1, 2017
Dauphin County | March 1, 2017
HR 1073 Passes and moved to The Legislative Budget and Finance Committee in 2017
On October 27, 2016 the House of Representatives voted in favor of HR 1073; the vote was 184 - 1. The resolution reads: "A Resolution directing the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to conduct a comprehensive review of the scope of records maintained and fees collected by the county recorder of deeds offices in this Commonwealth and to make recommendations." The Legislative Budget and Finance Committee will be reaching out to stakeholders in the early part of 2017 before commencing their study which is estimated to take several months.
You can find the resolution and other information at: the Pennsylvania House of Representatives website.
To read the resolution: HOUSE RESOLUTION No. 1073
Download the joint ALTA & PLTA Information Sheet.
NOTICE REGARDING INABILITY TO ACCESS PHILADELPHIA WATER REVENUE BUREAU DATABASE
The Office of Judicial Records (“OJR”) shut down access at its computer terminals to the Water Revenue Bureau’s (“WRB”) database on/around June 21st. This database contains access to WRB liens, reading history, arrearages, and current balance information. Since that time, PLTA’s Title Issues & Records Committee (“Committee”) has been working closely with the City to restore the access in the near future. In the meantime, we have been advised to use the following avenues to obtain the information that will now be missing from the OJR’s records: You can call the main number to speak with a customer service representative at (215) 686-6880 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Title Issues & Records Committee is continuing to meet with the city quarterly to get the issues resolved.
View the PLTI Online Learning Course Catalog!
Online CE & CLE classes for 1, 2, & 3 credits available! To purchase PLTI Online Learning courses please sign in to your PLTA profile or register to take advantage of our affordable online learning. To access simply click the PLTI Learning tab on our menu or visit www.pltionline.org.
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EMAIL SCAM ALERT: A recent scam is targeting state land title associations. Suspicious emails are appearing to come from the LTA executive director asking to view a commitment and sign documents. Pennsylvania Land Title Association (PLTA) does not send documents to be signed by email, nor send anything pertaining to Commitments. No instances have been seen as of yet, however please do not respond, open attachments or click links included in a suspicious email. Please call the PLTA Office at 610-265-5980 if you receive any suspicious emails and report them to the Federal Bureau of Investigation Internet Crime Complaint Center.