Government

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Recorder of Deeds

Joseph J. Szafran, Recorder of Deeds

The responsibility of the Bucks County Recorder of Deeds Office is to record and maintain for permanent record all documents related to real estate (deed, mortgages, subdivision plans, etc.) and various other documents such as veterans' discharges, notary public commissions, etc. The office is open to the public on weekdays from 7:45 AM to 4:15 PM; however no documents can be accepted for recording after 4:00 PM.

Search records from 1980 to present online. Access this feature by going to www.landex.com. (Fee charged)

Notice:  Effective April 23, 2014 
The Recorder of Deeds is now able to accept credit card transactions at the recording counter. Cards accepted are Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. There is a service fee of 2.75% or a minimum of $1.00 which will be assessed by the credit card servicer for all credit card transactions.

Notice: Effective April 1, 2014, the Bucks County Recorder of Deeds office will be instituting a $10 rejection fee for all documents that must be returned.

Consumer Protection Troubleshooter: February 2013 - Deed Services

About the Office
The Bucks County Recorder of Deeds office houses records from 1684 to the present. The office is no longer preparing bound books, but all official records are retained in microfilm and microfiche modes. For your protection and accurate permanent record, all documents are filmed and the original documents are retained until the indices and records are verified. For this reason, it generally takes about three weeks for the original papers to be returned. The Recorder of Deeds Office is the only one in the Courthouse to return original papers. The papers are sent back to the person who recorded them, in most cases a Title Company or Attorney. If you have not received your papers after two months, contact the person or firm who recorded them for you. We must have a self-addressed envelope if they are to be returned by mail.

The Recorder of Deeds Office handles as many as 25 different kinds of documents in addition to deeds and mortgages. Some of them include mausoleum permits, sewer permits, cattle brands and filings under the UCC Code. For a complete list, ask for the Fee Schedule.

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The Recorder of Deeds Office records Military Discharge records. When the papers are recorded, you are provided with three certified copies, in the event you need them for various veterans benefits. You will also be entitled to receive a free color photo identification card, which can be used in Bucks County for special discounts and local businesses. For more information on the Veteran Discount Card Program, go to Military Affairs. There is no fee for filing your Military Discharge papers since the fee is paid by the County. No one but the veteran, his family,. or a veteran organization official is permitted to look at these records.

Veteran Discount Program Vendor Brochure and Contract

Watch coverage of the Veteran Discount Card Program on Bensalem Township's Bensalem Community Television.

For additional information please contact the Recorder of Deeds Office at 215-348-6209.



Bucks County Office of Recorder of Deeds

Joseph J. Szafran, Recorder of Deeds
Bucks County Courthouse
55 East Court St, 2nd Floor
Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone: 215-348-6209