Recorder of Deeds

The Carbon County Recorder of Deeds office is a County government office which is run by the Recorder of Deeds, an elected official, and his/her staff.

The basic operation of this office is very important for preserving and maintaining all land records, which include, but are not limited to:

Deeds: a document which is recorded to show ownership of property.

Mortgages: a document which is recorded when an owner borrows money against their property.

Easements and Right-of-Ways: a document which is recorded to allow any person or company the right to go over or under your property.

Most documents recorded in this office pertain to property. The documents will all be copied and scanned into our computer system. After the documents are scanned into the system, the process is to index (type all the information from the document in to the system) information. Verification is the last step taken. This is a process in which all the information that has been typed into the system is printed out and someone double checks the document with the print out to avoid any errors in typing. Once a document is marked verified, the computer now stores the information and when enough documents have been recorded and scanned into the system, the computer will ask you to write a disc to save the information as an extra backup. The state archives have not yet approved a computer as a means of accurate storage, so in order to abide by state law; we have to write one extra disc which is sent out to a company to be transferred onto a microfilm. This type of storage is allowed by the state.

The recorder of deeds also will assist the public in obtaining copies of their documents which they have misplaced or lost. We can also help you trace back your property and all the previous owners and purchase price of the property.

Other documents which are recorded in our office are notary bonds and commissions, veteran's discharges, financing statements, elected officials bonds, satisfactions of mortgages, release of mortgages, and power of attorney.

Notice of Change in Filing Fees

Recent legislation at the State level has effected a change in the filing fees for all Recording Offices throughout the Commonwealth. Acts 40 and 44 of 2017 recently signed by the Governor of Pennsylvania make immediate changes to the Judicial Computer System/Access to Justice/Criminal Justice Enhancement Account (JCS/ATJ/CJEA) surcharges. See complete announcement here. This is a State mandated change to the surcharges that forces Counties to increase their filing fees charged to consumers. These increased fees are realized by the State government and no portion of the fees are retained at the County level. The Acts mentioned above only pertain to specific fees, as a courtesy, the Carbon County Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in conjunction with the Office of Information Technology have made note of these specific changes on the “Fee Schedule” Recorder of Deeds web page by showing the affected fees in italics. The increased fees become effective November 30th, 2017. Thank you in advance for your understanding.


Recording Requirements

Additional Resources Page

Contact Recorder of Deeds

Recorder of Deeds Donna Gentile
Office Location

Carbon County Administration Bldg
2 Hazard Square, 1st Floor
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 89
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229

Phone (570) 325-2651
Office Hours 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Additional Contacts Anita Dietrich - 1st Deputy
Shelly Kurdziel - 2nd Deputy
Joyce Nalesnik - Coordinator of Records

Fee Schedule

Effective Date: December 1, 2018
Updated: July 31, 2019

All documents listed below will include the parcel certification fee, effective June 30, 2005.

All documents listed below are up to 4 pages, 4 names, 1 parcel.

All documents listed below with an "*" are not subject to the parcel fee increase.

Deed 74.75
Mortgage 74.75
Assignment of Mortgage 68.75
Release of Mortgage 68.75
Mortgage Amendment 28.50
Mortgage Extension 28.50
Mortgage Modification 28.50
Mortgage Subordination 28.50
Assumption Agreement 28.50
Mortgage Satisfaction 68.75
Termination of Assignment of Rents/Leases 68.75
Assignment of Rents & Leases 28.50
Easement or Right of Way 68.75
Lease Agreements 68.75
Highway Occupancy Permits 28.50
Declaration of Taking 28.50
Action to Quiet Title 68.75
Order of Court 28.50
Agreement of Sale 68.75
Long Term Agreement of Sale 62.00

Subdivision Map (first page) (pages over one are 3.00 extra per page) (Parcels numbers over one are $10.00 each)

Survey Maps 28.50
*General Power of Attorney 18.50
Miscellaneous Documents (that would require a parcel#) 28.50
*Miscellaneous Documents (that do not require a parcel#) 18.50
*Notary Public Bond and Commission 33.50
Additional fees
Deeds (Pages over four) 4.00 Per Page
Mortgages (pages over four) 4.00 Per Page
Other Documents (pages over four) 2.00 Per Page
Names Over four 0.50 Per Name
Parcels over one 10.00 Per Parcel
Copies 0.50 Per Page
Certification of Document 1.50 Per Document
Rejection Fee 5.00 Per Document
Financing Statements
*Secured Transaction - Standard Form 105.00
*Release - Standard Form 105.00
*Assignment - Standard Form 105.00
*Continuation - Standard Form 105.00
*Amendment - Standard Form 105.00
*Termination - Standard form 105.00
*Non-Standard Forms are no Longer Acceptable  
Preferential Assessment (clean and green act)
Preferential Assessment Application 28.50
Preferential Assessment Breach 28.50
Preferential Assessment Application Amendment 28.50