All papers recorded in the office are public information, with the exception of military discharge papers. This means anyone can come in and look at any deeds or mortgages.
General information can be obtained by phone but for more detailed information you should come into the office, retain a title searcher or attorney, or access the LANDEX system to search records online (there is a fee associated with this service) from 1684 to present.
To access the LANDEX system click here: LANDEX
Office employees are not permitted to make searches.
Information is indexed by Grantor (Seller) and Mortgagor (Borrower) now known as the "DIRECT PARTY" and the Grantee (Buyer) and Mortgagee (Lender) now known as the "INDIRECT PARTY". These books are grouped by years. To locate a deed or mortgage we must know the full name of one of the persons involved and also the approximate year of the transaction.
Index Books are grouped by years as follows:
- 1684 to 1919
- 1920 to 1941
- 1942 to 1951
- 1952 to 1963
- 1964 to 1971
- 1972 to 1979
- 1980 to 1988
- 1989 to 1993
- 1994 to 1998
- 1999 to present
Except in the newest index, names are not indexed in pure alphabetical order like a phone book. Our staff will be glad to show you how to use the index books. The newest indexes are also on computer.
Copies of Deeds & Mortgages
You can receive a copy of a deed or mortgage by calling the office at 215-348-6209 or sending a request to the Recorder of Deeds office. The charge is $1 per page. If you want the copy certified there is an additional fee of $1.50. Enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Plans, when available, are $5 per sheet.
Send requests to:
Bucks County Recorder of Deeds
55 E Court St.
Doylestown, PA 18901
The office will send a complimentary copy of a deed to the property owner via email.