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§ 338.4. Registration by owner or agent

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 21 P.S. Deeds and MortgagesEffective: December 8, 2008

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 Municipal Deed Registration Act (Refs & Annos)
Effective: December 8, 2008
21 P.S. § 338.4
§ 338.4. Registration by owner or agent
(a) General rule.--In the absence of an ordinance enacted pursuant to section 5,1 the owner, or an agent on behalf of the owner, shall, within two business days after recording the deed or conveyance, register the deed or conveyance with the municipality which has enacted an ordinance requiring registration by any of the following methods:
(1) By delivering or sending a copy of the deed as submitted for recording by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, to the municipality.
(2) If agreeable to both the owner and the municipality, by electronically sending an image of the deed as submitted for recording to the municipality. The recorder of deeds may, but is not required to, electronically transmit the deed as a service to the owner and may charge such fees as are provided in the act of July 18, 1941 (P.L. 421, No. 169),2 entitled “An act requiring recorders of deeds to accept and record deeds prior to registry, where registry is required, and to have the same registered, and fixing fees therefor,” in addition to the recording fee.
(b) Prohibition.--No municipality may require that the recorder of deeds effect the registration of a deed.


2008, Oct. 9, P.L. 1400, No. 110, § 4, effective in 60 days [Dec. 8, 2008].


21 P.S. § 338.5.
21 P.S. § 325.1.
21 P.S. § 338.4, PA ST 21 P.S. § 338.4
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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