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.

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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.

2018-2019 Board Officers

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


We hope to see you at the 98th Annual Convention from June 2 - 4, 2019 in Hershey, PA!
The room block is open! Register on-line or call The Hotel Hershey Reservation Office at (855) 729-3108.

HB 2680 Amending the Recorder of Deeds Fee Law introduced to the House

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 has been introduced by sponsor Rep Kate Harper. 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!
Click to read about the 97th annual convention in The Title Report.

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 41 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

12/25/2018 » 12/26/2018
Christmas Holiday - Office Closed

PLTA Mid-year Conference - KOP - January 17, 2019

1/21/2019 » 1/22/2019
Conestoga College 2019 - January 21 & 22, 2019

PLTA Western Mid-year Conference - Pittsburgh - March 7, 2019

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