Generally, no, if the property was held jointly by husband and wife as tenants by entireties removing a deceased spouse's name is not necessary. If or when the survivor sells or mortgages the property, the new deed would simply explain that the other spouse is deceased. You should consult your attorney.
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You will find the cost of recording on the Fee Schedule page.
By calling the office at 215-348-6209 or sending a request to the Recorder of Deeds Office, you can request a copy of your deed. The charge is $1 per page; there is an additional fee of $1.50 if you would like the copy certified. Enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope. We must have your full name, location of property and what year you purchased it. It helps if you have the County Tax Parcel Number.
Submit requests to:Bucks County Recorder of Deeds55 E Court StreetDoylestown, PA 18901
View the Recording Requirements page to learn more about what specific information needs to be on your deed.
Once a document is recorded and verified in the Recorder of Deeds Office, a document is returned to the submitter. We do not hold original documents.
This can only be done by recording a new deed showing the change. Many people think they can simply come into the office and change the present deed on record. However, once a paper is recorded, it cannot be changed. The new deed can be prepared by your attorney, title insurance company or a real estate office.
It is not legally required, but again because of a particular situation it might be desirable. Consult your attorney.
No. Records in the Courthouse show your original deed and the deed(s) for portions sold. Anyone searching records simply deducts the land you sold from the original deed.
No. The original deed usually covers any buildings erected on the lot at a later date. Check your deed for exceptions.
Usually, the same way you change a name: by recording a new deed. In this case, it is known as a Deed of Correction. You should contact your attorney or title insurance company.
The Recorder of Deeds office does not handle deeds or titles for a mobile home/trailer. Anything involving a mobile home/trailer would be through the PA Department of Transportation.