Recorder of Deeds
About Us
 
This office is also an agent for the Department of Revenue and collects realty transfer tax, and distributes it to state, municipalities and school districts. Notary Publics come to this office to take their oath and have their commission and bond recorded. Military discharges are recorded only when the veteran brings it in to be recorded and there is a privacy act on military discharges. Responsibilities are preservation of Records Relating to Real Property, Recording of Deeds, Mortgages, Easements, Agreements, Financing Statements, Subdivision Plans, Miscellaneous Real Estate Documents.
NOTICE REGARDING JCS FEE INCREASE
 
Act 40 and 44 of 2017 recently signed by Governor Tom Wolf will increase the Judicial Computer System/Access to Justice/Criminal Justice Enhancement Account (JCS/ATJ/CJEA) state surcharge from $35.50 to $40.25.  This is an increase of $4.75.   Even though the Recorder of Deeds Office is not a court-related office, this legislation will impact recording fees on those certain documents that the JCS fee is collected.  The updated Fee Schedule is posted on the county website under “Recorder of Deeds”. The JCS increase will commence at the start of business day (8:00 AM) on November 30, 2017.  Until then, please use the current Fee Schedule.
 
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Recorder of Deeds and Register of Wills offices at 717.337.9826.  Thank you.
SPECIAL NOTES:
PLEASE PROVIDE A SELF-ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE FOR THE RETURN OF YOUR RECORDED DOCUMENTS, OR PLEASE MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO PROMPTLY RETRIEVE YOUR DOCUMENTS. THANK YOU (Posted: 09/22/16)
Contact Information: 
 
Karen Heflin
Recorder of Deeds
 
County of Adams​
Recorder of Deeds ​
117 Baltimore Street​
Room 102​
Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Phone:​ 717-337-9826 ​
Fax:​ 717-334-1758
Email​
Hours:​
8:00 a.m. – 4:30p.m. ​
Monday - Friday

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