In the news ... Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Mid-Atlantic Area



Three Glenhardie Corporate Center

1265 Drummers Lane, Suite 220

Wayne, PA  19087

(610) 687-8020

(800) 842-2080

(610) 687-6056 - fax


Calder Square

P.O. Box 10326

State College, PA  16805-0326

(814) 238-3600

(814) 238-3604 - fax


125 Technology Drive, Suite 101

Canonsburg, PA  15317

(866) 364-2777

(724) 746-5434 - fax



32 The Green

Dover, DE  19901

(302) 734-3570

(800) 722-0784

(302) 734-3254 - fax


The 800 King Street Building

800 King Street, Suite 304

Wilmington, DE  19801

(302) 661-1997

(302) 661-1996 - fax



Columbia Corporate Park

8850 Stanford Blvd., Suite 2900

Columbia, MD  21045

(410) 953-6763

(800) 664-8306

(410) 953-6761 - fax



9303 Center Street, Suite 101

Manassas, VA  20110-5547

(703) 365-2300

(800) 232-6817

(703) 365-2400 - fax


1503 Santa Rosa Road, Suite 233

Richmond, VA  23229

(804) 288-4090

(888) 859-922

(804) 288-4092 - fax


6802 Paragon Place

Suite 410

Richmond, VA  23230

(804) 441-6112

(804) 441-6050 - fax

ACT 110 is Signed

Act 110, the Uniform Municipal Deed Registration Act, became effective December 8, 2008. The Act abolishes the requirement to have Deeds pre-registered at the Municipalities prior to recording at the Recorder of Deeds

As of that date you will need to register a copy of the signed Deed (it does not have to be recorded) at the municipality along with their form (if required) and the fee which may not exceed $10.00.  The Deed must be sent via registered or certified mail for registration within 2 business days of recording. Municipalities may allow electronic registration. Alternatively, the Recorder and Municipality may enter into an agreement for the Recorder to provide information and collect fees.

Prior to December 8th, there were 14 municipalities in Bucks County, 13 in Montgomery County, 2 in Chester County and 1 in Delaware County which required pre-registration. Click here to see a list of those Municipalities.

Municipalities will generally need to pass new ordinances to comply with Act 110. We recommend that you call the registration offices to confirm they have adopted new ordinances to comply with the Act.

The Pennsylvania Land Title Association's legislative committee, most notably Sandy Dixon, worked with state legislature, municipality associations, and other groups to get this Act passed and signed. It was a long two year process that will benefit the title industry.

On November 14, 2008 Sandy Dixon and Bill Drobins of Old Republic Title met with the Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds and 11 of the 13 municipalities to discuss the Act and its consequences. The outcome was that the municipalities want to work with the legislature, PLTA and other groups to work out a way to satisfy the municipality concerns. We will advise you of any developments 

In summary…

You can send your Deeds to be recorded as soon as you are ready; there is no need to pre-register them.  Check with the authorities to confirm the method of registration.

If we hear about the ordinances being passed we will let you know. In turn, if hear something email or call us so we pass it on.

Lastly, if you don't electronically record your security instruments - check into it. It's easy and minimizes recording delays. Contact Bill Drobins if you have questions on electronic recording.

Should you have any questions, please contact our underwriting counsel: Steve Gratman; Sue Swick or Dwight Edwards.


Please contact Sue Morgan at Old Republic Title with any questions
or give us a call at 610-687-8020 or 800-842-2080. 


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Old Republic Title Update is published by the Mid-Atlantic Area Office of Old Republic National Title Insurance Company in an effort to provide information relative to our industry on a timely basis. None of the materials included in this publication should be deemed legal or underwriting advice or should be acted upon without prior consultation with your underwriter or counsel.