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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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,
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 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.
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!