Recorder of Deeds

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Location:
Government Center, Room 107
201 W. Front Street
Media, PA 19063

Phone: 610-891-4152

The Recorder of Deeds processes and preserves records relating to real property dating back to the year 1789, the year Delaware County was founded. Documents processed include Deeds, Mortgages, Satisfactions of Mortgage, Financial Statements, Veterans Discharge Papers, Notary Publics, Police Commissions, Highway Plans, Subdivision Plans, Powers of Attorney, Assignments of Mortgage, and Releases of Mortgage.

In January 1987, the Recorder of Deeds Office converted to an online system with the IT Department. Copies of all documents from 1799 to the present are available to the residents of Delaware County, and title companies at $1.00 per page at the Office of Recorder of Deeds in the Government Center, room 108. Recorded documents along with their recording information from 1982 to the present can be accessed online using this link to the Delaware County Public Access System. Copies can only be retrieved at the Recorder of Deeds Office.

Recording Your Military Discharge Document

The Delaware County Recorder of Deeds will scan and record a veteran's DD-214 or other documentation for separation from the military at the Recorder of Deeds office, room 108 in the Delaware County Government Center, Media. Hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. daily. The veteran should bring all separation documents along with a photo ID. The document copies are only accessible by the veteran, his or her family or authorized military personnel.

Veterans Photo ID Card

Veterans who have filed a copy of their military discharge documents can access a free Veterans Photo ID card through the Recorder of Deeds office.

Obtaining a copy of discharge documents

Veterans who cannot locate their DD-214 or other separation documents can get an application from the DelawareCo unty Veterans Affairs Department to acquire a copy of the discharge document from the National Military Personnel Records Center.

Veterans ID Card Program (Free)

Fee Schedule for Recorder of Deeds




In order to continue to provide essential services while we remain closed to the public, the Delaware County Recorder of Deeds and the Office of Judicial Support together are implementing new procedures regarding Notary Recording and Registration beginning on Monday, April 27, 2020. Please see below for more details.

Procedures for Swearing in Notaries Public effective Monday, April 27, 2020.

  1. Notary contacts Recorder of Deeds (ROD) for his/her Commission at (610-891-4144).

  2. Notary sends ROD, preferably by email to steinhauerm@co.delaware.pa.us a copy of his/her official, unexpired Driver’s License or Passport, completed Bond and completed POA.

  3. When ROD receives these documents and verifies them, ROD will email the Notary his/her Commission and Signature Card.

  4. Notary will then go to an official who can administer his/her oath (another Notary will do), be sworn in, and sign their commission. NOTE* the Bond paperwork has two places for Notary signature – please sign in both spots labeled “Principal”.

  5. Notary will then fully complete the Signature Card.

  6. When complete, the Notary will mail the Bond, Oath, POA, signed Commission, and a check or money order made payable to “Recorder of Deeds” in the amount of $50.50 to the Recorder of Deeds office.

Please send a self-addressed, stamped return envelope along with these documents for the return of the original Commission and payment receipt.

Also, send the completed Signature Card with check or money order made payable to “Office of Judicial Support” in the amount of $3.30 – the Recorder of Deeds office will send this to the Office of Judicial Support via inter-office mail once the Bond & Oath has been recorded. OJS will then record the Notary’s signature in its Notary Registry Book.

Mail everything to:

Recorder of Deeds
Delaware County Courthouse and Government Center
Attn: MELISSA STEINHAUER
201 W. Front St.
Rm. 108
Media, PA 19063



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