Don’t let the biggest investment of your life be jeopardized by not having the proper Forest County title insurance coverage at settlement!
We are a Pennsylvania 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 Forest 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 Forest 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).
Forest County is famous as a rural retreat. Nearly 75% of all dwellings in the county are second or vacation homes. Forest Countydoes not have a single traffic light, the only county in the state with such a distinction. Despite all this, Forest County has become the fastest-growing county in the state of Pennsylvania by percent, growing over 38% from 2000-2008.
TOWNSHIPS: Barnett Township, Green Township, Harmony Township, Hickory Township, Howe Township, Jenks Township, Kingsley Township, Tionesta Township
RECORDER OF DEEDS
Forest County Prothonotary’s Office
526 Elm Street, #2
Tionesta, PA 16353
Phone: (814) 755-3526
Recorder of Deeds – The base fee for recording most documents is $42.00, including four (4) names and four (4) pages. Satisfactions and Assignments have a base fee of $44.00. Each additional name is $0.50 and each additional page is $2.00. Certified copies of recordings are $2.00 (plus photocopying costs).
- Commencement of Civil Action – $89.00
- Divorce Complaint – $99.00 (Each additional count – $45.00)
- Writ of Execution – $22.00
- Default Judgment – $13.00
- Satisfactions, Releases – $7.00
- Certified papers – $3.00 (plus photocopying costs)
Register of Wills – Fees are billed on a per case basis.
Clerk of Courts – Fees are billed on a per case basis.
Marriage licenses can be obtained from the Clerk of the Orphans’ Court for a fee of $25. Licenses are valid for sixty (60) days and Pennsylvania law requires a three (3) day waiting period. Both parties are required to appear in person for the issuance of a marriage license.