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Don’t let the biggest investment of your life be jeopardized by not having the proper Adams County title insurance coverage at settlement!

We are a Adams County Title Insurance Company providing independent 3rd party title services to home buyers. Let us look out for you!

And our in house real estate attorney will review your title and mortgage documents with you at NO additional cost!!

HOME BUYERS HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT TO CHOOSE YOUR TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY!

A federal law called the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) entitles the individual homeowner to choose a title insurance company when purchasing or refinancing residential property. Typically, homeowners don’t make this decision for themselves, instead relying on their bank’s or attorney’s choice; however, the homeowner retains the right. RESPA makes it unlawful for any bank, broker, attorney or seller to mandate that a particular Adams County title insurance company be used. Doing so is a gross violation of federal law and any person or business doing so can be heavily fined or lose its license.

Another reason to choose World Wide Land Transfer as your Adams County Title Insurance company is that we will be a true independent 3rd party to your transaction. We are not owned or operated by your real estate agents firm or your bank. This eliminates the chance of conflicts of interest between your title insurance provider and the referral source (realtor or bank).

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ADAMS COUNTY
Adams County was created on January 22, 1800, from part of York County and was named in honor of President John Adams. Gettysburg, the county seat, was named for James Gettys, a local landowner.

Adams County is on the famous “Mason-Dixon Line” which marked the line between North and South during the Civil War.

The County is home of the Gettysburg National Battlefield in the Gettysburg National Military Park.

The Battle of Gettysburg, one of the largest battles during the American Civil War, was fought between 1–3 July, 1863 across the fields and heights south of the town of Gettysburg located in the Adams County.

BOROUGHS: Abbottstown, Arendtsville, Bendersville, Biglerville, Bonneauville, Carroll Valley, East Berlin, Fairfield, Gettysburg, Littlestown, McSherrystown, New Oxford, York Springs

TOWNSHIPS: Berwick, Butler, Conewago, Cumberland, Franklin, Freedom, Germany, Hamiltonban, Hamilton, Highland, Huntington, Latimore, Liberty, Menallen, Mt. Joy, Mt. Pleasant, Oxford, Reading, Straban, Tyrone, Union

Tax Collector Info
 

ABBOTTSTOWN JOHN FLICKINGER 259-9211 269 HIGH ST. ABBOTTSTOWN

PA

17301

ARENDTSVILLE LARRY SWARTZ 677-0831 232 N HIGH ST. AVILLE BIGLERVILLE

PA

17307

BENDERSVILLE OWEN MCKINNEY 677-6273 PO BOX 363 BENDERSVILLE

PA

17306

BERWICK LORETTA NACE 637-5015 1585 CARLISLE PIKE HANOVER

PA

17331

BIGLERVILLE BETH CORSON 677-0465 28 DITZLER AVE. BIGLERVILLE

PA

17307

BONNEAUVILLE PHILIP LITTLE 334-3343 5 LOCUST ST GETTYSBURG

PA

17325

BUTLER GARY FAIR 677-0777 1800 TABLE ROCK RD BIGLERVILLE

PA

17307

CARROLL VALLEY PHYLLIS DOYLE 642-9582 PO BOX 241 FAIRFIELD

PA

17320

CONEWAGO TAMMIE KNIGHT 630-1038 129 LINDEN AVE HANOVER

PA

17331

CUMBERLAND DONNA MARING 334-4871 2059 TANEYTOWN RD GETTYSBURG

PA

17325

EAST BERLIN DEBRA TATE 259-0113 197 JACOBS ST EAST BERLIN

PA

17316

FAIRFIELD TRACEY PAUL 642-9528 208 E MAIN ST FAIRFIELD

PA

17320

FRANKLIN YVONNE ARRISON 334-8816 675 OLD ROUTE 30 ORRTANNA

PA

17353

FREEDOM BRENDA SNYDER 337-1466 1949 MASON DIXON RD GETTYSBURG

PA

17325

GERMANY SHARRI PLATTENBURG 359-8481 780 KINDIG RD LITTLESTOWN

PA

17340

GETTYSBURG ADA LEWIS 334-4333 PO BOX 4069 GETTYSBURG

PA

17325

HAMILTON JOYCE HAMM 624-7565 65 BOY SCOUT RD NEW OXFORD

PA

17350

HAMILTONBAN PAMELA WIEHAGEN 642-6656 PO BOX 183 FAIRFIELD

PA

17320

HIGHLAND SUSAN FORSYTHE 334-5472 745 KNOXLYN RD GETTYSBURG

PA

17325

HUNTINGTON TANYA LAMO 528-4531 6133 OLD HARRISBURG YORK SPRINGS

PA

17372

LATIMORE LORI LEREW 528-4173 1284 TOWN HILL RD YORK SPRINGS

PA

17372

LIBERTY NATALIE WILLIAMS 642-1253 3 SKYLINE TRAIL FAIRFIELD

PA

17320

LITTLESTOWN STACEY MOTTER 359-8328 33 W MYRTLE ST LITTLESTOWN

PA

17340

MCSHERRYSTOWN NANCY GREENHOLT 632-7551 409 MAIN ST MCSHERRYSTOWN

PA

17344

MENALLEN ELLEN BLACK 677-7974 39 WEST POINT RD ASPERS

PA

17304

MT. JOY KIMBERLY LITTLE 359-4000 3425 BALTIMORE PK LITTLESTOWN

PA

17340

MT. PLEASANT DIANE BIXLER 632-1887 435 HILL RD HANOVER

PA

17331

NEW OXFORD MELANIE A GABLE 624-7482 201 S WATER ST. NEW OXFORD

PA

17350

READING ROBERT MILLER 624-2421 5626 CARLISLE PIKE NEW OXFORD

PA

17350

STRABAN CHRISTINE REDDING-MYERS 334-9619 180 GOLDENVILLE RD GETTYSBURG

PA

17325

TYRONE WENDI WEIGLE 357-5844 2811 HEIDLERSBURG RD GETTYSBURG

PA

17325

UNION SANDRA ALDRIDGE 359-4208 1 B MUMMERT DR LITTLESTOWN

PA

17340

YORK SPRINGS DONNA KAPPER 528-8121 PO BOX 213 YORK SPRINGS

PA

17372

Recorder of Deeds

County of Adams
Recorder of Deeds
117 Baltimore Street
Room 102
Gettysburg, PA 17325

 

Effective: December 8, 2009 Pursuant to Act 49 of 2009

All fees include state and county taxes.

Act 87, 1982-Fees set by Legislature

Act 137, 1992-Adams County Ordinance #7 of 1996 Affordable Housing

Act 8, 1998 now Act 32, 2002-Records Management

Act 122 of 2002

Deeds………………………………………………………………………………………………… $53.50

Mortgages……………………………………………………………………………………………. $53.50

Each page over 4…………………………………………………………………………… $ 4.00

Each name over 4…………………………………………………………………………... $ 1.00

Action to Quiet Title………………………………………………………………………………… $42.00

Adjudications and Excerpts …………………………………………………………………………. $42.00

Adverse Possession……………………………………………………………………………………$53.50

Agreements…………………………………………………………………………………………… $18.50

Installment Sales Agreement…………………………………………………………………………$42.00

Articles of Incorporation…………………………………………………………………………….. $18.50

Assignment of Mortgage…………………………………………………………………………….. $42.00

Notation of Assignment……………………………………………………………………. $ 2.00

Not more than 5 assignments on blanket assignment

Assignment of Rents………………………………………………………………………………….$18.50

Charter……………………………………………………………………………………………….. $18.50

Clean and Green……………………………………………………………………………………… $18.50

Clean and Green Termination……………………………………………………………………….. $18.50

Notation of Termination…………………………………………………………………… $ 2.00

Condominium

Code of Regulations……………………………………………………………………….. $18.50

Declaration of Plans………………………………………………………………………… $18.50

Declaration of Taking or Trust………………………………………………………………………. $42.00

Easement …………………………………………………………………………….……………… $42.00

Election Against the Will……………………………………………………………………………. $18.50

Extension of Mortgage Lien………………………………………………………………………….$18.50

Notation of Extension……………………………………………………………………… $ 2.00

Farm Land Preservation Right of Way……………………………………………………………… $42.00

Farm Land Preservation Easement………………………………………………………………….. $42.00

Highway Plans………………………………………………………………………………………. $15.00

Each Additional Page………………………………………………………………………. $ 3.00

Leases………………………………………………………………………………………………… $18.50

Over 30 years…(Taxable)…………………………………………………………………..$42.00

Lost Assignment Affidavit……………………………………………………………………………$20.50

Modification of Mortgage…………………………………………………………………………….$18.50

Notation of Modification……………………………………………………………………$ 2.00

Notary Public Commission & Bond…………………………………………………………………. $35.50

Notations…………………………………………………………………………………………….. $ 2.00

Postponement of Mortgage………………………………………………………………………….. $18.50

Notation of Postponement…………………………………………………………………. $ 2.00

Power of Attorney…………………………………………………………………………………… $18.50

Policeman’s Commission……………………………………………………………………………. $21.50

Release of Executor………………………………………………………………………………….. $18.50

Release of Mortgage…………………………………………………………………………………. $42.00

Notation of Release………………………………………………………………………… $ 2.00

Restrictions……………………………………………………………………………………………$18.50

Right of Way………………………………………………………………………………………….$42.00

Search Fee – Each Name for Genealogy…………………………………………………………….. $ 3.00

Satisfaction Piece……………………………………………………………………………………. $42.00

Notation of Satisfaction……………………………………………………………………. $ 2.00

Seal of Office (Acknowledgment)…………………………………………………………….…….. $ 2.00

Sewage Permit……………………………………………………………………………………….. $18.50

Subdivision Plan (18×24)……………………………………………………………………………..$25.00

Must be Mylar (plastic). No paper copies accepted.

Each additional page……………………………………………………………………….. $10.00

Must be recorded within 90 days of Approval

Subordination of Mortgage………………………………………………………………………….. $18.50

Notation of Subordination…………………………………………………………………..$ 2.00

Filing Fee For Act No. 287 of 1974 or now Act No. 172 of 1986…………………………………… $10.00

Copy-each Township or Borough………………………………………………………….. $ 1.00

Not to exceed $25.00

Preferential assessments under Act No. 319 of 1974………………………………………………… $18.50

Draft…………………………………………………………………………………………………. $ 2.00

Branding……………………………………………………………………………………………… $18.00

Bank Report – 1 Year…………………………………………As of 05/01/05………………..…….$150.00

INSTRUMENTS OTHER THAN A DEED AND MORTGAGE:

Each Page over 4…………………. $2.00

Each Name over 4…………………. $ .50

Copies

Per Page……………………………………………………………………………………. $ .25

Subdivision Copy Per Page….……………………………………………………………...$ .50

Certification………………………………………………………………………………… $ 2.00

Off Computer………………………………………………………………………………. $ .25

Fax Per Page……………………………………………………………………………….. $ 1.00

Fee for BAD CHECK returned……………………………………………………………………… $20.00

PLEASE ENCLOSE A SELF-ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE TO RETURN THE INSTRUMENTS AFTER RECORDING.

All fees include the State Writ Tax and all fees shall be payable in advance.

REALTY TRANSFER TAX

A State Tax of 1% of the consideration and a local tax of the same amount is due when recording.

Three checks are needed. One for the State Tax, one for the Township Tax and one for the recording fee, all made payable to Adams County Recorder of Deeds.

All deeds shall set forth the true consideration or be accompanied by a “Statement of Value”. If an exception from taxation is claimed, either full or partial, the deed must be accompanied by a

“Statement of Value” unless noted in the deed. The “Statement of Value” shall be fully completed. Where the property is located in two or more taxing authorities, the person recording the deed

shall indicate thereon the value of the property in each taxing authority for local realty transfer tax purposes.

All deeds and mortgages must have a Certificate of Residence completed and signed in order to record.

Where no fee is specified the fee shall be set by the Recorder of Deeds.

Effective 1980 – Excludes transfers between Grandparents and Grandchildren or the spouse of such grandchild.

Effective December 11, 1984 – Brothers and Sisters exempt from Local Transfer Tax.

Effective July 2, 1986 – Exempts Brothers and Sisters from State Realty Transfer Tax.

No tax due on deeds prior to February 15, 1951.

Beginning January 1, 1997 – $11.50 from each deed and mortgage recorded plus $2.00 for each Page over 4 and $.50 on each name over 4 will go to affordable housing. Act 137 of 1992.

Adams County Ordinance #7 of 1996.

Records Management – Effective April 1, 1998 – Act 8, 1998 now Act 32, 2002 – Effective

June 17, 2002.

FINANCING STATEMENTS
Act 167-1992

EFFECTIVE JUNE 17, 2002
Changes yearly – call Recorder of Deeds office for fee.

Financing Statements and Ancillary Transactions (Continuations, Assignments, Terminations, Amendments & Releases) $100.00

Searches – We Do Not Search.

Assignment attached to UCC – No Extra Charge

COPIES
Copies will be $2.00 per page

Certification will be $28.00

The Act also provides for an annual increase in the UCC filing fees based on the previous year’s Consumer Price Index for urban workers.