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


790 Holiday Drive
Third Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
412-921-6417 - 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


1245 Mall Drive
Richmond, VA 23235 (804) 897-5499

(804) 897-9679 - fax


6802 Paragon Place

Suite 410

Richmond, VA  23230

(804) 441-6112

(804) 441-6050 - fax

New Requirements for Allegheny County Deeds

On June 1, 2010, the Allegheny County Department of Real Estate is implementing the following changes:

 -          All deeds must have TWO (2) Certificates of Residence completed one for the tax bill mailing, and one for the owner. They can be the same address if the owner does not have taxes escrowed by a lender. If the owner does not reside at the property conveyed, the owner's actual residence address should be used. Click here for the forms. The Certificates do not have to be signed.

 -          All deeds will be "pre-certified" before being recorded. The clerk will check the grantor against the grantee in the last deed of record, and verify that the legal description is "locate-able" and matches an existing tax parcel. Click here for the Department of Real Estate's memo.

For deeds in ALL counties, please proof the document before you send it for recording. If the grantor is not exactly the grantee in the prior deed, make sure the discrepancy is explained in the deed: also known as, formerly known as, successor by merger to, attorney in fact for, executor of the estate of, etc. Always include a recital. Proof your legal description for typos and make sure it closes. Include the tax parcel number.

Rejected documents are claims waiting to happen. Please take the time to ensure that the documents you present will be accepted and timely recorded.



Please contact Paula Mack 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.