Recorder of Deeds

About the Office

Hours M-F 8:30 - 4:30   Recorder of Deeds Sharon Schroeder
Phone 570-296-3508   Email
Internal Extension 1160   Deputy Trudy Barbaro
Address 506 Broad Street
Milford, PA 18337
  2nd Deputy Renee Gifford

The functions of the Recorder of Deeds include recording and indexing documents pertaining to real estate (deeds, mortgages, satisfaction, etc.) and acting as a collection agent for the PA Department of Revenue.

There is a $10.00 return fee service charge on all returned documents.

Checks should be made payable to Pike County Recorder of Deeds.

Ten Commandments of Recording Documents

  1. Caption date vs. acknowledgment date: the acknowledgment should not predate the caption.
  2. The acknowledgment must include the following: county, state, date, persons/corporate officers (names and titles) appearing, and the notary's signature, seal, and expiration date. If any of the above is missing, the acknowledgment will be considered defective.
  3. Deeds, Mortgages, and Assignments should indicate the property's township, county, and state.
  4. The written amount must match the numerical amount on all deeds and mortgages.
  5. Book and page numbers of mortgages must appear on all documents that refer back to an original mortgage
  6. Checks submitted for payment of taxes and fees must be in the correct amount.
  7. Multiple papers constituting one transaction must be clearly numbered to indicate the order in which they are to be placed on record. Any re-recording expenses resulting from an improper order of documents will be paid for by the party submitting the instrument for recording.
  8. Documents presented for recording with property in more than one municipality must clearly state the division of the local Transfer Tax in dollar amounts.
  9. All deeds, mortgages, and assignments of mortgage should have a grantee, mortgagee, or assignee address. Grantee address should be signed.
  10. All foreign documents must include written English translations to be recorded along with the original instrument.

*A copy of your deed can be obtained by contacting the office or by using the Property Record Search.

Online Recording Contact Information
Phone: (800) 460-5657

Phone: (866) 652-0111