Somerset County Government - Somerset, PA
Recorder of Deeds

The elected Recorder of Deeds is responsible for the preservation of records relating to real property. More than fifty types of documents are recorded in this office, including deeds, mortgages, easement agreements, powers of attorney, military discharges, property options, oaths of office, charters of non-profit organizations, leases, highway and subdivision plans, mine maps, and agreements of sale. Each year approximately 12,000 new documents are recorded at this office.

Somerset County, Pennsylvania-Recorder of Deeds Office
Recording Charges Effective Date: January 1, 2018-Per Senate Bill No. 486 Act 152

Please read these instructions CAREFULLY so that each person paying a recording fee will be paying the same amount for his or her document according to names, pages, etc.

Minimum fee includes State Fee and Recording Fee for an instrument, Up to and Including 4 Pages and 4 Names. Any Fraction Part of a Page Will be Considered as One Page - NO EXCEPTIONS



Until amendments to the Somerset County Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance can be formulated and adopted, by the County,  the following procedures have been implemented, in order to accommodate the recording of Minor Land Development plans at the Recorder of Deeds Office.  This policy will apply only to Wind Turbine and Tower Minor Land Development Plans.


All Tower and Turbine Minor Land Development Plans shall contain:


  1. A Surveyor’s seal as provided for certification of setback distances,
  2. A Recorder’s statement,
  3. An approval block for authorized Planning Commission signature,
  4. An owner’s signature and acknowledgement before a notary,
  5. The municipality name and the full tax map number and
  6. The plan size shall be not less than 18” by 24”.



Somerset County Recorder of Deeds
300 N. Center Ave
Suite 400
Somerset Pa. 15501
Phone: (814) 445-1547
Fax: (814) 445-1563

Recorder of Deeds: Patricia A. Peifer

First Deputy: Chris Kimmel

Second Deputy: Shanda Lee


Pages of Interest
- Landex Remote Instructions for Accessing Records Online
- Pennsylvania Department of Revenue Realty Transfer Tax Common Level Ratio
- Price List for Additional Pages (Effective January 1, 2018)
- Recorded Plat Maps
- Recorder Fees (Effective 1/1/2018)
- Revised Plan Standards for Minor Land Developments
County Annex Office Building
300 North Center Avenue
Somerset, PA 15501
Somerset County Courthouse
111 East Union St.
Somerset, PA 15501