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.


Due to the recent court ruling some of the fees have changed. If you would like to know what the new fees are please call (814)445-1547. Thank you.

Somerset County, Pennsylvania-Recorder of Deeds Office
Recording Charges Effective Date: December 8, 2009-House Bill No. 1607

Somerset County, Pennsylvania Recorder of Deeds Office Recording Charges Effective Date: December 8, 2009HB 1607 that amends Title 42 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes.

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

All documents which have instructions to the Recorder to make notations on margins of recorded instruments will have ONE NOTATION included in the minimum recording fee. EACH notation over one (1) will be $2.00. NO EXCEPTIONS. If deed states that draft is attached, PLEASE attach same or else cross out the draft attachment statement.


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 December 8, 2009)
- Recorded Plat Maps
- Recorder Fees (Updates Effective 5/21/2014)
County Annex Office Building
300 North Center Avenue
Somerset, PA 15501
Somerset County Courthouse
111 East Union St.
Somerset, PA 15501