Welcome to the Pennsylvania Land Title Association

PLTA is the trade association for the title insurance industry in Pennsylvania.  We represent the title agents and agencies, title insurance underwriters, real estate attorneys and other real estate professionals throughout the state.  Our members are knowledgeable, dedicated professionals in the title industry who are your best resource to protect your property rights.


EMAIL SCAM ALERT: Latest 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. There are no instances at this time, 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.


PENNSYLVANIA LAND TITLE ASSOCIATION
2016-2017 Board Officers

   PLTA President
Brian Zulli, Esq., CLTP
   PLTA Vice President
Frank McGovern, Esq., CLTP
   PLTA Treasurer
Danielle Chamberlain, CLTP
   PLTA Secretary Charles Nowicki, CLTP, NTP
   PLTA Immediate
   Past President
John T. Croke, Sr., CLTP

   *Not pictured: Vice President Frank McGovern, Esq., CLTP*

Registration is now open for the 2017 PLTA 96th Annual Convention at
Bear Creek Mountain Resort in Macungie, PA from
June 11 - 13, 2017!

Click to register online.


2017 Mid-Year Conferences!


The PLTA Mid-year Conference was held Thursday, January 19, 2017, at the Crowne Plaza Valley Forge in King of Prussia with over 180 attendees.  The PLTA Western Mid-year Conference will be held on March 9, 2017, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Coraopolis, PA. 

The Insuring the Future – The Road to Success program includes presentations covering today’s hot topics:

  • CFPB Know Before you Owe Rule – one year later and the Ethical Application of the Proposed Amendments
    Presenter: Anne Anastasi, CLTP, NTP
  • CFPB Service Providers Bulletin, Best Practices, Lender Transference of Risk and the Ethical Challenges
    Presenter: Anne Anastasi, CLTP, NTP
  • How Harrisburg (and the changing political climate) will Impact the Future of Title
    Panelists: Tony Crisci, Esq., Todd Rowe, Esq., Keith Weller, Esq, & Laura Fox, Esq., CLTP

Click to register online today to attend the Mid-Year Conference on March 9, 2017, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Coraopolis, PA.

Sponsorships are available for this event.


PLTA News You Can Use


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 amountdue@phila.gov.  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.

Quickly learn to use the platform:  
Click to watch a short video tutorial on using the site.


Calendar more

3/7/2017
PLTI - Transportation and Title - KOP - March 7, 2017

3/9/2017
PLTA Western Mid-year Conference - Coraopolis - March 9, 2017

3/23/2017
PLTI - Mechanic Liens - KOP - March 23, 2017

4/4/2017
PLTI - Short Sales - KOP - April 4, 2017

4/5/2017
PLTA South Central Chapter Breakfast Meeting

4/19/2017
Westcor Land Title Agent Seminar-King of Prussia-April 19, 2017

PLTA Partners