Lackawanna County Title Insurance

Are you purchasing or refinancing a home in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania?                                                                           

Don’t let the biggest investment of your life be jeopardized by not having the proper Lackawanna 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 PA 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 Lackawanna 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 Lackawanna 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).

 

 

 

 

 

LACKAWANNA COUNTY

Lackawanna County is the youngest of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties, having been formed on August 13, 1878 from the northern part of Luzerne County after a long dispute. Prior to its establishment as Pennsylvania’s 67th county, the state legislature passed an Act of Assembly on April 17, 1878 calling for a vote of the residents to see if they wanted to be independent from Luzerne County. The residents of northern Luzerne County voted 9 to 1 in favor of the establishment of a new county on August 13, 1878.

 

CITIES: Carbondale, Scranton

BOROUGHS: Archbald, Blakely, Chinchilla, Clarks Green, Clarks Summit, Dalton, Dickson City, Dunmore, Jermyn, Jessup, La Plume, Mayfield, Moosic, Moscow, Mount Cobb, Old Forge, Olyphant, Simpson, Taylor, Thornhurst, Throop, Vandling, Waverly

TOWNSHIPS: Abington Township (now renamed as Waverly Township, Benton Township, Carbondale Township, Clifton Township, Covington Township, Elmhurst Township, Fell Township,  Glenburn Township, Greenfield Township, Jefferson Township, Madison Township, Newton Township, North Abington Township, Ransom Township, Roaring Brook Township, Scott Township, South Abington Township, Spring Brook Township, Waverly Township, West Abington Township

 

TAX COLLECTORS

 

SCRANTON WILLIAM L. COURTRIGHT 100 THE MALL AT STEAMTOWN #216 SCRANTON, PA. 18503 963-6756

ARCHBALD KATIE NOLDY 400 CHURCH ST. ARCHBALD, PA. 18403 FAX 876-5518 876-3395

BENTON DONITA WRIGHT RR#2 BOX 2336 FACTORYVILLE, PA. 18419 222-3729

BLAKELY DEBBIE ROTELL 344 HILL ST. PECKVILLE, PA. 18452 383-1137

CARBONDALE CITY JOAN WECKEL MUNICIPAL BLDG. 1 N. MAIN ST. CARBONDALE, PA. 18407 282-4112

CARBONDALE TWP. ELLEN NORELLA 208 OLD ORCHARD RD. CARBONDALE TWP., PA. 18407 282-0519

CLARKS GREEN JANICE BROWN PO BOX 661 CLARKS SUMMIT, PA . 18411 586-3870

CLARKS SUMMIT JUDY A. BELCH P.O. BOX 84 CLARKS SUMMIT, PA. 18411 586-0293

CLIFTON SUSAN GRAB P.O. BOX 1123 GOULDSBORO, PA. 18424 842-4272

COVINGTON KATE TIERNEY 20 MOFFAT DR. COVINGTON TWP PA 18444 842-8336

DALTON MARGARET H. SHEPPARD 111 WESCOTT ST. P.O. BOX 444 DALTON, PA. 18414 563-2902

DICKSON CITY ANTHONY ADAMITIS 801 BOULEVARD AVE. DICKSON CITY PA 18519 489-8126

DUNMORE LOUIS A. PACIOTTI JR. 400 S. BLAKELY ST. DUNMORE, PA. 18512 343-5700

ELMHURST DIANE C. TOMCYKOSKI 608 GARDNER ROAD ELMHURST TWP PA 18444 842-8114

FELL JUNE M. BOROSKY 109 DELAWARE ST. SIMPSON, PA. 18407 282-5301

GLENBURN GEORGIANN ECCLESTON P.O. BOX 497 DALTON, PA. 18414 563-1059

GREENFIELD DONALD J. FLYNN 109 HIGH POINT ST. GREENFIELD TWP., PA. 18407 282-6620

JEFFERSON CEATANA M. KEATING 15 KEATING RD. LAKE ARIEL, PA. 18436-9803 689-3833

JERMYN ANN MARIE DESANTO 440 JEFFERSON AVE. JERMYN, PA. 18433 876-2752

JESSUP GENEVIEVE LUPINI 395 LANE ST. JESSUP, PA. 18434 383-1217

LA PLUME CLYDE ELLSWORTH 2090 HICKORY RIDGE RD. FACTORYVILLE, PA. 18419 945-9475

MADISON DONNA SMITH 4581 MADISONVILLE RD. MADISON TWP PA 18444 842-9896

MAYFIELD DIANE BACHAK 400 DELAWARE ST. MAYFIELD, PA. 18433 876-5192

MOOSIC BRYAN FAUVER 715 MAIN STREET MOOSIC PA 18507 457-5480

MOSCOW GEORGE POWELL 201 MARION ST. MOSCOW, PA. 18444 842-7275

NEWTON RUTH E. HAYDEN 12014 VALLEY VIEW DR. CLARKS SUMMIT, PA. 18411 587-1041

NORTH ABINGTON BETTY L. OPSASNICK 103 WELLINGTON LANE N.ABINGTON TWP PA. 18414 563-2108

OLD FORGE GARY A. PROPERSI TOWN HALL 310 S. MAIN ST. OLD FORGE, PA. 18518 457-6408

OLYPHANT JAMES A. LIPARULO BORO. BLDG. WILLOW ST. OLYPHANT, PA. 18447 489-0872

RANSOM LENAY BLACKWELL 2623 BALD MT. RD. CLARKS SUMMIT, PA. 18411 587-3434

ROARING BROOK JOLENE R. LAMBERTI 201 WOODCREST DR. ROARING BROOK TWP, PA. 18444 842-4012

SCOTT MICHAEL CIUCCOLI 732 JUSTUS BLVD. SCOTT TWP PA 18411 587-3451

SOUTH ABINGTON SCOTT THORPE PO BOX 212 CHINCHILLA, PA. 18410 650-0618

SPRINGBROOK MAURI KELLY 16 SPRING LANE SPRINGBROOK TWP, PA. 18444 561-1039

TAYLOR PATRICIA NARO 1122 REYNOLDS AVE. SCRANTON, PA. 18504 347-5069

THORNHURST TAMMARA BERRY 327 FIR LANE 112A-14 C.C.E. THORNHURST, PA. 18424 472-2266

THROOP ADAM NOSAK 436 SANDERSON ST. THROOP, PA. 18512 383-7009

VANDLING MARLENE SAMPLE 212 THIRD ST. VANDLING, PA. 18421 785-1880

WAVERLY LYNN H NICHOLS BOX 57 WAVERLY PA 18471 587-4503

WEST ABINGTON DIANE DITCHEY RR#3 BOX 35 DALTON, PA. 18414-9513 945-5122

N POCONO SCHOOL TAX COLLECTOR – CONSOLIDATED TAX SERVICES 616 MAIN ST. STE 400 HONESDALE PA 18431 FAX 253-4219 253-6676

 

 

RECORDER OF DEEDS

Lackawanna County Gateway Center
135 Jefferson Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503

 

FEE SCHEDULE

Fees include up to four pages, four names, one acknowledgement and one parcel

Each name over four $0.50 per name

• Additional pages over four $2.00 per page

• Each additional acknowledgment $0.50

• Each additional parcel   $0.50

• Statement of Value $2.00

Each additional reference on a Satisfaction, Assignment and Assignment of Mortgage will be assessed an additional $5.00 fee for each such reference.

• All documents listed below will require a $10.00 parcel identification fee for each parcel certified inside the document to be recorded. The fee for each PIN certification shall be $10.00. If a document contains multiple parcels, the cost for each PIN certification shall be $10.00 per PIN certified.

 

BASE FEES
Action to quiet title $ 18.50
Addendum $ 18.50
Affidavit $ 18.50
Agreement of Sale $ 42.00
Agreements $ 18.50
Amendments $ 18.50
Articles of Merger/Incorporation $ 18.50
Assignment• Each additional reference on Assignment will be assessed an additional $5.00 fee for each such reference.

 

$ 18.50
Assignment of Mortgage• Each additional reference on Assignment of Mortgage will be assessed an additional $5.00 fee for each such reference.

 

$ 42.00
Assignment Rents & Leases $ 18.50
Assignments of Rents & Leases (30 years) $ 31.50
Assumption Agreement $ 18.50
Bill of Sale $ 18.50
Certificate of Award of Real Estate $ 55.00

 

 

Certificate of Completion/Adoption/Amendment/Limited Partnership/Award $ 18.50
Consent $ 18.50
Contractual Consent of Landowner $ 18.50
Court Order $ 18.50
Court Order to Quiet Title $ 18.50
Court Order to Satisfy $ 23.50
Declaration Acquisition/Easement $ 31.50
Declaration/of Protective Convents/Restrictions $ 18.50
Declaration of Taking/of Condemnation/of Amendment/of Trust $ 18.50
Deed Re-determination (Notice of Assessment) $ 40.00
Deeds $ 55.00
Disclaimer $ 18.50
Easement Agreement /Tax Agreement $ 55.00
Easement Termination Agreement $ 42.00
Easements/Easement Conservation $ 55.00
Highway Permits $ 18.50
Installment Land Contract $ 18.50
Installment Sales Agreement $ 42.00
Lease $ 55.00
Lease – 30 years $ 55.00
Lease Agreement $ 18.50
Memorandum $ 18.50
Memorandum of Lease $ 55.00
Memorandum of Lease – 30 years $ 55.00
Mortgage Modification/Agreement $ 18.50
Mortgages $ 55.00
Notice $ 18.50
Novation $ 18.50
Oil and Gas Lease $ 55.00
Ordinance $ 18.50
Partial Release of Mortgage $ 18.50
Permit $ 18.50
Postponement Mortgage $ 18.50
Release of Mortgage $ 42.00
Releases $ 18.50
Right of First Refusal $ 18.50
Right of Way $ 55.00
Satisfactions• Original or certified copies of the mortgage are no longer required to accompany the mortgage satisfaction piece

Each additional reference on a Satisfaction will be assessed an additional $5.00 fee for each such reference.

 

$ 47.00
Subordination $ 18.50
Termination Agreement $ 18.50
Termination of Assignment of Rents and Leases $ 18.50
Waiver $ 18.50

 

 

SUBDIVISION PLANS –   HIGHWAY MAPS/PLANS
Maps are restricted to one side being no larger than 40″

• Sub-division Plans must be accepted and signed by the proper municipal body and Lackawanna County and recorded within ninety (90) days of signature.

The map MUST only be presented using BLACK INK (all other colors will not scan and reproduce properly)

• We no longer accept Mylar maps for recording

 

Maps $ 30.00
• Additional pages

 

$ 15.00
State Highway Plan $ 15.00
• Additional pages

 

$ 3.00