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 info@plta.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 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
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 Springs from
June 14 - 16, 2020! 


EMAIL SCAM ALERTS:

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, (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


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 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.

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


Calendar more

4/22/2020
PLTI - Commercial Endorsements & Business Insurance - KOP & Webinar - April 22, 2020 - POSTPONED

5/12/2020
AmTrust Agent Seminar - Ligonier - May 12, 2020

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