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
 
On November 30, 2017, Act 40 and 44 of 2017 (signed by Governor Tom Wolf) increased 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 impacted 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”. 

SPECIAL NOTES:
 
  • Realty Transfer Taxes must be paid by check (No cash is accepted for RTT.) (Posted: 07/27/18) 
  • Our office prohibits the taking of any photos by camera/cellphone of images in books, on the computer and microfilm. (Posted: 04/30/18)
  • ​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)
Hours and Observed Holidays:​
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ​**
Monday - Friday
** Please note that 4:00 p.m. will be the cut-off to accept recordings. If you have a special circumstance, please call or email the office. Thank you.** (Posted: June 19, 2018)
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​
 
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