Recorder of Deeds
Recorder of Deeds
The Recorder of Deeds maintains records and handles transactions related to real property in the county. Documents found in this office include, but not limited to, Deeds, Mortgages, Satisfaction of Mortgage, Releases, Subdivision Plans, Agreements/Easements, Highway Maps and Secured Transactions. Recorded documents relating to this office can be found dating from the 1787 to present day. UPI (Uniform Parcel Identifier) is required effective October 1, 2014. For additional UPI information, please see below.
Military Discharge Records are also recorded in the Recorder of Deeds office and are secure records not open to the public. Service Discharge Records (DD-214) are only given to the Veteran who can show proper identification. Others requesting this information must contact the Veterans’ Affairs Officer at (814) 643-1360.
In accordance with the UPI Ordinance (Ordinance #2014-2) enacted by the County of Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, all documents submitted for recording at the Recorder of Deeds office that pertain to real estate must list the property’s UPI number (also Tax Parcel Number found on tax bills and in the County Assessment Office) on the first page of the document to be recorded. The Assessment Department acting through the Mapping Department (hereafter " The Mapping Department") will verify and either accept or reject the document based on the accuracy of the UPI number. In order to make this determination, the Mapping Department will compare several pieces of information found in the document to existing County records to determine the accuracy of the information attempting to be recorded. This is being done to ensure the accuracy of all recorded documents, as well as, to aid in any future real estate searches.
The UPI fee and any other recording fees will be submitted to the Recorder of Deeds Office. The UPI Certification fee is $20 per UPI number certified.
All walk in customers for UPI Certification will be received by the Huntingdon County Mapping Department at 233 Penn Street, Huntingdon, PA 16652 during the normal business hours of 8:30 am. to 4:30 pm. Monday through Friday with the exception of Holidays. Any submission made after 4:15 pm will be processed on the following business day. Mail in and E-file customers will be received by the Recorder of Deeds office and processed in the order which they are received. The Mapping Department will pick up mail in documents daily and return to the Recorder of Deeds within 1 business day.
DOCUMENT PREPARATION SPECIFICATION
- The UPI number must appear as the first line on the document and in the proper location which is below the top margin.
- The document layout must have the following margins:Top Margin must be a minimum of 2 inches (2").
Link for additional Information: Rules for Verification and UPI Certification.