Welcome to the Pennsylvania Land Title Association

Please Note:  As Montgomery County moved into the yellow phase the PLTA/PLTI staff have been back manning the office with 2 personnel in the office each day and 2 working remotely. Our PLTA homepage and COVID-19 Resource webpages will continue to be updated as information becomes available. Please reach out to us with any questions or concerns.


PLTA COVID-19 County Update

Access the status of all 67 county courthouses by clicking here. PLTA makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy of this information. This information will be periodically updated.  Members should independently verify the information with counties and notify info@plta.org of any changes of which they become aware.


COVID-19 Industry Resources



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.

Looking for a PA title agent or settlement company? Visit our:
Find A PLTA Member Title Agent Search


PENNSYLVANIA LAND TITLE ASSOCIATION
2020-2021 Board Officers

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

 


Join us for the PLTA 99th Convention at the beautiful Omni Bedford Springs from
New Dates: October 11 - 13, 2020! 


EMAIL SCAM ALERTS:

Cyber criminals are taking advantage of the current crisis and we have received spoofed emails posing as officers, staff, chapter and committee chairs.  Please be vigilant and please do not respond, open attachments or click links included in a suspicious email.  Block all emails and report them on the Federal Bureau of Investigation Internet Crime Complaint Center website.


Philadelphia Fraud Guard

The City of Philadelphia released a free online “Fraud Guard” Tool and new website, www.phila.gov/deed-fraud, dedicated to assisting residents who are concerned about deed fraud. The City has also created a Deed Fraud Guard tip sheet that is available in multiple languages. People are encouraged to go to the website www.phila.gov/deed-fraud to create a free Fraud Guard account and begin receiving email notifications. If you receive notice of a document that you believe is fraudulent, you are encouraged to contact the City of Philadelphia Records Department to file a fraud report and receive instructions on how best to proceed to protect your rights (City Hall, Room 154, (215)-686-2261, records.info@phila.gov).


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


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.


PLTA News You Can Use


www.alta.org - April 21, 2020
Pennsylvania to Temporarily Allow RON

WHYY PBS - March 26, 2020
No deed, no deal: Pa. real estate industry stymied by move online

WTAJ - We Are Central PA - March 22, 2020
Working Together in ‘Strange Times’

The Philadelphia Inquirer - March 22, 2020
Pa. releases new list of businesses that can stay open during coronavirus shutdown


Predictable Recording Fees Legislation Introduced in the PA House

HB 2732 was introduced to the House and referred to Local Government Committee on July 30, 2020.

Pennsylvania State Senator Robert Tomlinson is also in the process of introducing legislation that will make predictable the cost of recording documents charged by Recorders of Deeds for counties within Pennsylvania.  

This has been a major initiative for PLTA and would be similar to laws passed in 19 other states and the District of Columbia which recognizes the need to reduce uncertainty and delay in the recording process.

View the memo for the Senate at www.legis.state.pa.us

View the memo for the House www.legis.state.pa.us

Click the link to send your message to your state legislators through ALTA's TAN Network.

Download the joint ALTA & PLTA Information Sheet.


Philadelphia Judgment Indices

Copies of the Philadelphia Municipal Court and Court of Common Pleas Judgment Indices as well as the Locality Index can be accessed by clicking here.

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


PLTA In the News!

PLTA President Charles Nowicki, CLTP, NTP sat down with Pennsylvania Association of Realtors® CEO Michael J. McGee to talk about real estate wire fraud and how Realtors® can help protect their clients. Check out the video on the PAR YouTube Channel:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8YfKSUuVJ4

PLTA announces new officers - The Title Report | June 14, 2019

Charles Nowicki of World Wide Land Transfer, Inc. Elected PLTA President - Digital Journal | June 13, 2019

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


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10/11/2020 » 10/13/2020
2020 PLTA Convention - Omni Bedford Springs, Bedford, PA NEW DATES

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