Welcome to the Pennsylvania Land Title Association


PUBLIC NOTICE - PHILADELPHIA OUTAGE:

Many of the websites of the First Judicial District (“the FJD”) in Philadelphia are unavailable.  Copies of the Municipal Court and Court of Common Pleas Judgment Indices as well as the Locality Index can be can be accessed by clicking here.  The FJD advises that these copies will be updated daily.

Disclaimer:  The PLTA makes no representations concerning the accuracy of the information found in in the indices uploaded by the FJD.  Parties using this website do so at their own risk.

The FJD has also provided terminals at two locations to search the above-referenced indices as well as the Court dockets.  Three terminals are available at each of the following locations:

  • The Widener Building, 1339 Chestnut Street, 10th Floor, Room 1020
  • The Criminal Justice Center, 1301 Filbert Street, Room 205

PLTA will continue to provide updates as new information becomes available. Please contact your underwriters to determine how to proceed with transactions in Philadelphia during the outage.


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.

PLEASE NOTE:  Moore Road is closed in both directions due to bridge repairs and is estimated to be completed by Wednesday, August 7.  You will only be able to access our offices off 8th or 9th Ave from Valley Forge Road (Rt. 23).  Please follow detour signs if normally entering from First Avenue. 


Looking for a PA title agent or settlement company? Visit our:
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PLTA Email Alert

We have been notified by a member of a spam email that has been sent mentioning PLTA. If you received an email with the subject "Pennsylvania Land Title Association Attendees Database 2018" please be advised that it is not affiliated with PLTA and they do not have access to our database.   Please DO NOT respond to the email or follow any links.  This email has been reported to IC3.gov.


PENNSYLVANIA LAND TITLE ASSOCIATION
2019-2020 Board Officers

   PLTA President
Charles Nowicki, CLTP, NTP
   PLTA Vice President
Lisa McEntee, Esq., CLTP
   PLTA Treasurer
Todd Rowe, Esq., CLTP
   PLTA Secretary Cindy Mills
   PLTA Immediate
   Past President
Danielle Chamberlain, CLTP

 


Thank you for attending the 98th Annual Convention from June 2 - 4, 2019 in Hershey, PA!

Join us for the PLTA 99th Convention at the beautiful Omni Bedford Spings from
June 14 - 16, 2020! 


HB 2680 Amending the Recorder of Deeds Fee Law

On An Act amending the act of April 8, 1982 (P.L.310, No.87), referred to as the Recorder of Deeds Fee Law, further providing for general fees; providing for fees for recording certain instruments; further providing for County Records Improvement Fund; and making a related repeal will be reintroduced in the 2019 session. For more information about the bill visit: www.legis.state.pa.us

Download the joint ALTA & PLTA Information Sheet.


EMAIL SCAM ALERT: A scam is targeting state land title associations. Suspicious emails are appearing to come from the LTA executive directors 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.


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.


Recording Fees are increasing in some PA counties; click the county name to download the notice:

Monroe County | October 1, 2017
Erie County - March 1, 2017
Dauphin County | March 1, 2017
Delaware County - February 1, 2017

PLTA News You Can Use


PLTA In the News!
PLTA Member Shonna Cardello, CLTP, NTP in the spotlight in the April ALTA Title News.


PLTA On the Air!
Listen to the August 23, 2017 Legally Speaking podcast on WMPV 1440 AM with with Jim Glickman and special guest, PLTA Secretary Lisa McEntee, Esq. ALTP, give a direct to consumer overview about title insurance, its value and why homebuyers can’t live without it!


Watch ALTA's 5 Reasons You Need Title Insurance


New PA Counties Adding eRecording
Two counties have been added to the now list of 44 counties out of the 67 in the state. View the complete list of PA counties.


Wire Fraud Warning for Consumers
To help raise awareness about wire fraud, ALTA created a 2-minute video that provides four tips on how consumers can protect their money and offers advice on what to do if they have been targeted by a scam.


The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has published a consumer warning on attempts to steal consumers’ closing funds which echoes the tips in ALTA's recent alert and has finalized its series of amendments to for the Know Before You Owe mortgage disclosures. Although the 560-page amendment includes a number of helpful clarifications, it still fails to fix the requirement which causes inaccurate title insurance pricing disclosures for consumers at closing.  Follow the links below for additional resources:

ALTA Consumer Alert: Beware of Wire Fraud Schemes When Buying a Home

Buying a home is an exciting time. You’ve saved, found the perfect home and planned the move. Now, the closing day for your home is just around the corner.

The American Land Title Association wants to make sure your home purchase doesn’t get derailed by a dangerous threat that could keep you from getting the keys, painting walls and decorating. Criminals have stolen money meant for the purchase of homes through malicious wire fraud schemes targeting consumers across the country.

Criminals begin the wire fraud process way before the attempted theft occurs. Most often, they begin with a common social engineering technique called phishing. This can take the form of email messages, website forms or phone calls to fraudulently obtain private information. Through seemingly harmless communication, criminals trick users into inputting their information or clicking a link that allows hackers to steal login and password information.  Read more at www.alta.org.


Spoofed Email Appears to Come from ALTA CEO
ALTA is alerting its members to delete a phishing email that appears to come from CEO Michelle Korsmo with the subject line “Case S.I 691/2017: Your Firm's Attention is Required” asking for prompt attention.


Calendar more

6/20/2019
PLTA South Central Chapter Officer Installation

6/20/2019
AmTrust Agent Seminar - Ligonier - June 20, 2019

7/18/2019
PLTI- All Things Philly 2.0 - Philadelphia - July 18, 2019

10/22/2019 » 10/25/2019
ALTA ONE Convention

11/28/2019 » 11/29/2019
Office Closed - Thanksgiving

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