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As you go through the process of refinancing or purchasing a home in Carbon County, PA, do not overlook the importance of title insurance. You need to have it at the time of your settlement, or your transaction could be in jeopardy.

At World Wide Land Transfer, we are one of the most popular Pennsylvania title insurance companies in the region, and we can help you find the right third-party title services to protect yourself and your transaction. You can even work with our real estate attorney, free of charge, to make sure your title and mortgage documents are in order. Under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), you have the right to select your Carbon County title insurance, and we can help you examine the benefits and drawbacks of each option before you move forward.

You should never allow your lender or real estate agent to force you to use a specific title insurance company. You are entitled to choose your insurance provider under Federal law, and we are simply here to help you with the process.

Because we are not connected to your lender or bank in any way, we do not have any conflicts of interest. We simply want to look out for what is best for your needs, and that means finding the right title insurance for your transaction. Give us a call today to learn more about how we can help you with all of your title insurance needs.





Carbon County (2000 population 58,802) was created on March 13, 1843, from parts of Northampton and Monroe Counties. Its name alludes to its deposits of anthracite coal. Jim Thorpe, the county seat, was originally incorporated on January 26, 1850 as the borough of Mauch Chunk, an Indian name meaning “bear mountain.” It was renamed in 1954 for the famous Indian athlete  who is buried there.

Carbon County was the home of the first railroad in America that was built on any large scale. The “Switchback” railroad, as it came to be known in its glory days, was originally designed to carry coal. The Switchback led a long and active life, first as a coal carrier and then as solely a tourist attraction. In the 1930’s, the railroad carried its last passengers.

BOROUGHS: Beaver Meadows, Bowmanstown, East Side, Jim Thorpe, Lansford, Lehighton, Nesquehoning, Palmerton, Parryville, Summit Hill, Weatherly, Weissport

TOWNSHIPS:  Banks Township, East Penn Township, Franklin Township, Kidder Township, Lausanne Township, Lehigh Township, Lower Towamensing Township, Mahoning Township, Packer Township, Penn Forest Township, Towamensing Township

Tax Collector Information


Banks Township

Irene R. Makowiec

68 E. Market St.

PO Box 9

Tresckow, PA 18254

P: 570-454-33478


Beaver Meadows

Michael Komishock

57 Second St.

PO Box 389

Beaver Meadows, PA 18216

P: 570-455-4173



Maria E. Smith

524 Spring Street

PO Box 321

Bowmanstown, PA 18030

P: 610-852-5665


East Penn Township

Thomas N. Beck

PO Box 44

Ashfield, PA 18212

P: 610-377-4167


East Side  

Lisa Jones

1108 Washington Street

White Haven, PA 18661

P: 570-443-7274


Franklin Township

Sara J. Keiser

1860 Fairyland Rd.

Lehighton, PA 18235

P: 610-377-3171


Jim Thorpe

Terry McElmoyle

427 South Street

Jim Thorpe, PA 18229

P: 570-325-8477


Kidder Township

Kim Ginopolas

PO Box 197

Lake Harmony, PA 18624

P: 570-510-1335



Daniel J. Wynn

1 West Ridge Street

Lansford, PA 18232

P: 570-645-9944



Lausanne Township

Carol Tulay

2816 Buck Mountain Road

Weatherly, PA 18255

P: 570-427-8174


Lehigh Township

Teresa Marie Barna

333 South Lehigh Gorge Drive

Weatherly, PA 18255

P: 570-427-4317



Mary E. Strohl

171 South 4th Street

Lehighton, PA 18235

P: 610-377-1187


Lower Towamensing

Connie D. Brown

PO Box 117

Aquashicola, PA 18012

P: 610-824-7877


Mahoning Township

Richard P. Swarcheck

307 Ashtown Drive

Lehighton, PA 18235

P: 610-379-1086



Patricia Vito

106 East Center Street

PO Box 176

Nesquehoning, PA 18240

P: 570-669-6066


Packer Township

Lynn Nyer

125 Grist Mill Drive

Weatherly, PA 18255

P: 570-579-8160



Diane Andreas

779 Princeton Ave. West

Palmerton, PA 18071

P: 610-826-5451



Penni Szoke

178 Main Street

PO Box 111

Parryville, PA 18244

P: 610-533-5540


Penn Forest Township

Barbara Ahner

21 Unionville Road

Jim Thorpe, PA 18229

P: 570-325-2005


Summit Hill

Alice Kane

159 West White Street

Summit Hill, PA 18250

P: 570-645-2391



R. Bruce Reiner

135 Kennetta Lane

Palmerton, PA 18071

P: 610-377-4315



Sandra Eroh

102 Washington Street

Weatherly, PA 18255

P: 570-427-4160



Theresa Troutman

210 Franklin Street

Weissport, PA 18235

P: 610-379-0148


Recorder of Deeds:

Carbon County Recorder of Deeds
Courthouse Annexe
Rte. 209 & Hazard Square
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229



Fee Schedule

Effective Date: November 1, 2002
Updated: May 1, 2010

All documents listed below will include the $5.00 parcel certification fee, effective January 1, 1995.

All documents listed below are up to 4 pages, 4 names, 4 parcels





Assignment of Mortgage


Release of Mortgage


Mortgage Amendment


Mortgage Extension


Mortgage Modification


Mortgage Subordination


Assumption Agreement


Mortgage Satisfaction (accompanied by original mortgage or certified copy from our office)


Assignment of Rents & Leases


Easement or Right of Way


Lease Agreements


Highway Occupancy Permits


Declaration of Taking


Action to Quiet Title


Order of Court


Agreement of Sale


Long Term Agreement of Sale


Subdivision Map (first page) (pages over one are $3.00 extra – per page)


Survey Maps


General Power of Attorney


Miscellaneous Documents (that would require a parcel#)


Miscellaneous Documents (that do not require a parcel#)


Notary Public Bond and Commission


Additional fees

Deeds (Pages over four)

$4.00 Per Page

Mortgages (pages over four)

$4.00 Per Page

Other Documents
(pages over four)

$2.00 Per Page

Names Over four

$0.50 Per Name

Parcels over four

$0.50 Parcel


$0.50 Page

Certification of Document

$1.50 Per Document

Rejection Fee

$5.00 Per Document

Financing Statements:

Secured Transaction – Standard Form


Release – Standard Form


Assignment – Standard Form


Continuation – Standard Form


Amendment – Standard Form


Termination – standard form


Non-Standard Forms are no Longer Acceptable

Preferential Assessment (clean and green act)

Preferential Assessment Application


Preferential Assessment Breach


Preferential Assessment Application Amendment