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§ 304. Recording notice of condemnation

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 26 Pa.C.S.A. Eminent DomainEffective: September 1, 2006

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 26 Pa.C.S.A. Eminent Domain (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 3. Procedure to Condemn (Refs & Annos)
Effective: September 1, 2006
26 Pa.C.S.A. § 304
§ 304. Recording notice of condemnation
(a) County of recording.--
(1) The condemnor, upon filing its declaration of taking, shall on the same day lodge for record a notice of the declaration in the office of the recorder of deeds of the county in which the property is located.
(2) If the property is located in two or more counties, the notice shall be recorded in each county.
(b) Notice and recording requirements.--
(1) The notice shall specify:
(i) The court term and number of the declaration of taking.
(ii) The date it was filed.
(iii) A description or plan of the property condemned sufficient for identification.
(iv) The names of the owners of the property interests condemned, as reasonably known to the condemnor.
(2) The notices shall be indexed in the deed indices showing the condemnee set forth in the notice as grantor and the condemnor as grantee.
(3) If plans are to be recorded as part of the notice, they shall be submitted on standard legal size paper. If plans are to be filed as part of the notice, they shall be in legible scale and filed in a condemnation book or file or microfilmed, with a notation as to the condemnation book and page number, file number or microfilm number to be made by the recorder on the margin of the notice.
(4) Upon the notice being assigned a book and page number by the recorder of deeds, the condemnor shall file with the prothonotary under the caption of the declaration of taking a memorandum of the book and page number in which the notice is recorded.
(c) Fees.--The recorder shall receive as a fee for recording each notice the sums as provided by the act of June 12, 1919 (P.L. 476, No. 240)1, referred to as the Second Class County Recorder of Deeds Fee Law, and the act of April 8, 1982 (P.L. 310, No. 87)2, referred to as the Recorder of Deeds Fee Law.


2006, May 4, P.L. 112, No. 34, § 1, effective in 120 days [Sept. 1, 2006].


16 P.S. §§ 11411, 11412.
42 P.S. § 21051 et seq.
26 Pa.C.S.A. § 304, PA ST 26 Pa.C.S.A. § 304
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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