Wayne County Title Insurance

Wayne County Title Quote

If you have an upcoming real estate transaction in Wayne County, Pennsylvania, you must make sure you have title insurance. If you do not have title insurance, the transaction could be canceled before you can finish signing the contract.

Many people simply go with the title insurance company offered to them by their bank or lender, but you are not required to do so. Under federal law, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), you are allowed to exercise your right to find your title insurance, and we can help you with that.

We are World Wide Land Transfer, and we are a Pennsylvania title insurance company serving Wayne County. We have numerous connections throughout the industry that we can use to help you find the right title insurance plan to meet your needs. We may be able to help you save a lot of money in the process!

We even have a real estate lawyer on our staff who will take a look at your title insurance and mortgage paperwork for you at no additional cost. We want to make sure you understand everything you are signing before the transaction moves forward.

We are not affiliated with a bank or real estate agent, so we are truly independent. We are here to help you find the best title insurance plan for your needs, so give us a call today to speak to our team! We would love to help you find the right title insurance plan.


Wayne County is located in the Northeast corner of Pennsylvania. It was created from Northampton County in 1798 and named after General Anthony Wayne. Its proximity to New York City and neighboring urban areas has been a major factor in the county’s heritage ever since this nation was young. It was the discovery of anthracite coal in northeastern Pennsylvania, in the early 1800’s, and the need to transport this fuel to New York City which gave birth to the Delaware and Hudson Canal, the American Railroad and the Borough of Honesdale, the County seat of Wayne County. Farming, ice harvesting, lumbering, tanneries, children’s summer camps and boarding homes all contributed to the early Wayne County economy. Today, farming, lumbering and tourism continue to play an important part in employing the citizens of Wayne County. Small industry and construction are major employers in the Wayne County of the 1990’s, along with the second home and the related commercial enterprises.

BOROUGHS: Bethany, Hawley, Honesdale, Prompton, Starrucca, Waymart

TOWNSHIPS: Berlin Township, Buckingham Township, Canaan Township, Cherry Ridge Township, Clinton Township, Damascus Township, Dreher Township, Dyberry Township, Lake Township, Lebanon Township, Lehigh Township, Manchester Township, Mount Pleasant Township, Oregon Township, Palmyra Township, Paupack Township, Preston Township, Salem Township, Scott Township, South Canaan Township, Sterling Township, Texas Township


BERLIN TWP. 01-0 729-7178 Peggy Lohmann, 58 Ledgefield   Dr, Honesdale, PA 18431
BETHANY BORO. 02-0 253-5823 John Zielinski 457 Wayne St.,   Bethany, PA 18431
BUCKINGHAM TWP. 03-0 798-2183 Michelle B. Hunt, 523 Stockport   Rd, Lake Como PA 18437
CANAAN TWP. 04-0 488-6349 Linda Davis, 456 O’Connell Rd,   Waymart PA 18472
CHERRY RIDGE TWP. 05-0 488-5236 Edward J. Coar, PO Box 206,   Honesdale, PA 18431
CLINTON TWP. #1 06-1 785-3351 Marianne L. Thorpe, 1095   Belmont Tpke, Waymart, PA 18472
CLINTON TWP. #2 06-2 785-3351 Marianne L. Thorpe,1095 Belmont   Tpke, Waymart, PA 18472
DAMASCUS TWP. 07-0 729-7493 Barbara VanOrden, 22 Sheards   Rd, Milanville, PA 18443
DREHER TWP. 08-0 676-5705 Kathy M. Young, PO Box 505,   Newfoundland, PA 18445
DYBERRY TWP. 09-0 253-5922 Joan M. Donofry, 285 Grimms Rd,   Honesdale PA 18431
HAWLEY BORO. 10-0 226-3833 Barbara Middaugh, 416 Chestnut   Ave., Hawley PA 18428
HONESDALE BORO. 11-0 251-9226 Coleen Tuman, 112B 10th St,   Honesdale, PA 18431
LAKE TWP. 12-0 698-5303 Sharon Birmelin,119 Samson Rd.   , Lake Ariel, PA 18436
LEBANON TWP. 13-0 448-2912 Robert A. Muller, 1561 Upper   Woods Rd, Pleasant Mount, PA 18453
LEHIGH TWP. 14-0 842-1838 Eileen Kohn, PO Box 942,   Gouldsboro, PA 18424
MANCHESTER TWP. 15-0 224-4201 Beverly A. Gill, 146 Gills Hill   Rd, Equinunk, PA 18417
MT. PLEASANT TWP. 16-0 448-2753 Clara M. Keast, 1937 Creek Dr,   Waymart, PA 18472
OREGON TWP. 17-0 253-8488 Marie Bryant, 701 Oregon Tpke,   Honesdale PA 18431
PALMYRA TWP. 18-0 226-2256 Joanne Kmetz, 120 Madison Ave,   Hawley, PA 18428
PAUPACK TWP. 19-0 226-9773 Florence Peoples, 219 Hoadleys   Rd, Hawley, PA 18428
PRESTON TWP. 20-0 798-2859 Ruth A. Wenk, 3 Stonehedge Ln,   Lakewood, PA 18439
PROMPTON BORO. 21-0 647-8389 Chase L. Holl, 628 A Prompton   Road, Prompton, PA 18456
SALEM TWP. 22-0 689-2360 Marlene Yedinak, PO Box 687,   Hamlin, PA 18427
SCOTT TWP. 23-0 798-2949 Laura Travis, 177 Travis Rd,   Starrucca, PA 18462
SO. CANAAN TWP. 24-0 937-4871 Paula J. Herzog, 467 St Tikhons   Rd, Waymart, PA 18472
STARRUCCA BORO. 25-0 727-3329 Donald Potter, 45 Shadigee   Creek Rd, Starrucca, PA 18462
STERLING TWP. 26-0 689-2472 Cindy Ziegler-Hefty, PO Box 99,   Sterling, PA 18463
TEXAS TWP. #1 & #2 27-0 253-4005 Tanya Gibbons, 357 Laurel Dr,   Honesdale, PA 18431
TEXAS TWP. #3 27-3 253-4005 Tanya Gibbons, 357 Laurel Dr,   Honesdale, PA 18431
WAYMART BORO. 28-0 488-5267 Karen H. Robinson, 51 Myrtle   St., Waymart, PA 18472
Millage is 1/1000th of a dollar. To obtain your Tax dollars you multiply your assessment by the millage.
For example: if your assessment is 100,000 and the millage for your district is 2 (100,000 x .002 mills), then your tax bill is $200.00
Who sets the millage rate? Each taxing district sets their own millage rate every year after it determines how much money it needs to operate.
The county, township and borough operate on a calendar year basis, January 1 through December 31.
The school operates on the fiscal year basis, that is July 1 through June 30th.


Wayne County Courthouse Annex
925 Court Street
Honesdale, PA 18431
Phone: (570) 253-5970 Ext. 4040

Fee Bill

Effective December 8, 2009

BASE fee for recording Deeds, Mortgages, Easements, Leases (30   yrs or more) and Sales Agreements for 4 pages and 4 names.



Each additional page



Each additional name



BASE fee for recording Mortgage Satisfaction Pieces, Assignments and Releases



BASE fee for recording Mortgage Agreements and Modifications



*Mortgage Satisfaction Pieces DO NOT require the original mortgage or a certified copy from the Recorder of Deeds office at time of recording.

Plans and Maps

Subdivision Plans
Maximum size 24″ X 36″



State Highway Plans



Each additional page




UCC-1 Standard form (flat fee)



UCC-2 Continuation



UCC-3 Termination



Veterans Discharges

There is no charge for filing your military discharge papers.For all other fees contact the Recorder of Deeds office @ 570-253-5970 Ext. 4040.