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Mortgages


A mortgage is defined as "a conveyance of, or a lien against an interest in property as security for the repayment of money borrowed." All mortgages must be recorded. The County charges the lowest fee as set by State law, with a base fee of $77.00.

There are several different papers associated with mortgages, including Assignments, Modifications and Satisfactions. For a complete listing, as well as fees, see the Fee Schedule.

Mortgages must be recorded in a specific way. All documents relating to real estate in Bucks County are required to show the Tax Parcel Number, and all Documents must conform with the PRIA STANDARDS. For more information, see Recording Requirements.

 

Common Questions:

How do I receive a copy of my mortgage?
By sending a request to the Recorder of Deeds Office. The charge is $1.00 per page; there is an additional fee of $1.50 if you would like the copy certified. Enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

How is a mortgage satisfied?
ALL MORTGAGES MUST use a Mortgage Satisfaction Piece.

Who satisfies my mortgage?
This action must be initiated by the mortgagee (lender). They may however, send the actual forms to your. Upon making the final payment, contact your lender to see how it will be handled.

What do I do if satisfaction papers are sent to me?
Bring or mail the original Mortgage Satisfaction Piece to our office with the proper fee.

Must a mortgage be satisfied?
No, but it is to your benefit. It will establish a clear title to your property.

Is there a statute of limitations on the lien of a mortgage?
No. However, this is a legal procedure to have a mortgage satisfied if it appears to be stale.

 

Bucks County Office of Recorder of Deeds
Joseph J. Szafran, Recorder of Deeds
Bucks County Courthouse
55 East Court St, 2nd Floor
Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone: 215-348-6209