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§ 483.4. Recording of documents

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 21 P.S. Deeds and MortgagesEffective: July 5, 2012

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 21 P.S. Deeds and Mortgages (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 1. Deeds and General Provisions
Registration and Recording (Refs & Annos)
Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 5, 2012
21 P.S. § 483.4
§ 483.4. Recording of documents
(a) Recorder powers and duties.--
(1) A recorder who implements any of the functions listed in this section shall do so in compliance with standards established by the commission.
(2) A recorder may receive, index, store, archive and transmit electronic documents. A recorder who accepts electronic documents for recording shall index the documents in compliance with standards established by the commission.
(3) A recorder may provide for access to and for search and retrieval of documents and information by electronic means. A recorder who accepts electronic documents for recording shall continue to accept nonelectronic documents as authorized by State law and shall place entries for both types of documents in the same index.
(4) A recorder may convert nonelectronic paper documents accepted for recording into electronic form.
(5) A recorder may convert into electronic form information recorded before the recorder began to record electronic documents.
(6) A recorder may accept electronically any fee or tax that the recorder is authorized to collect by any reasonable method of payment, including electronic payment.
(7) A recorder may agree with other officials of a state or a political subdivision of a state, or of the United States, concerning procedures or processes to facilitate the electronic satisfaction of prior approvals and conditions precedent to recording and the electronic payment of fees and taxes.
(b) No requirement.--This act does not require a recorder to accept and record electronic documents.
(c) Jurisdiction.--Recording or causing a document to be recorded pursuant to this act, either directly or through an agent, shall constitute transacting business in this Commonwealth for purposes of empowering a tribunal of this Commonwealth to exercise personal jurisdiction over a person, including an agent, and authorizing service of process outside of this Commonwealth pursuant to 42 Pa.C.S. § 5322 (relating to bases of personal jurisdiction over persons outside this Commonwealth).


2012, July 5, P.L. 935, No. 100, § 4, imd. effective.
21 P.S. § 483.4, PA ST 21 P.S. § 483.4
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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