Welcome to the Pennsylvania Land Title Association
Please Note: We are continuing to monitor the situation due to COVID-19 and take proper precautions to ensure the health and safety of our members and staff. As such, at this time the PLTA / PLTI office will be physically closed, but we will be working remotely as of Tuesday, March 17, 2020. If you need immediate assistance please email firstname.lastname@example.org and one of the staff will assist you as soon as possible.
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 email@example.com of any changes of which they become aware.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
Predictable Recording Fees Legislation on the Horizon
Pennsylvania State Senator Robert Tomlinson and Representative Todd Polinchock are both 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.
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:
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!