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

New Recording Requirements in Philadelphia County

Effective November 3, 3008 Philadelphia County Recorder of Deeds will implement new deed recording requirements.

 The requirement for Title Insurance Agents includes the submission of the attached Affidavit with every deed sent for recording. Note, if you record electronically you will only need to submit this affidavit once, with the first being done on or after November 3, 2008.

For further information on this and other copies of the Affidavit form, visit the Philadelphia Recorder of Deeds at:

 For those who are not Title Insurance Agents the recording procedures have also changed. The requirements now include:

        Deed Name Match - A name match of the seller's name and the buyer's name on the prior deed transaction will be performed.

        Documentation - If the grantor involves decedent's letters of testamentary or administration; grantor is a trustee; grantor is a corporation; grantor is signing under a power of attorney, documentation as specified in the bill must be submitted with the deed.

        US Postal Mail - If the deed is sent by US Postal mail, the mail must be certified or registered. Those sent UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc., are still acceptable.

Should you have any further questions please visit the Philadelphia Recorder of Deeds website or contact them at 215-686-1483.


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.