Employees of the Recorder of Deeds office may not prepare deeds. You may prepare a deed on your own; however it is a good idea to have someone with a certain expertise in the field such as a real estate agent, attorney, or title company prepare it for you.

A deed is binding even if it is not recorded, but because of numerous reasons it is in your best interests to record it. One good reason: the former owner can go on getting mortgages, judgments and suits on your property since records in the courthouse would still show their ownership.

Local Registry of Deeds

Deeds in these municipalities must be registered within 72 hours after recording:


  • Doylestown
  • Morrisville
  • New Britain
  • Newtown
  • Perkasie
  • Sellersville


  • Buckingham
  • Doylestown
  • Durham
  • Lower Southampton
  • New Britain
  • Warwick
  • Wrightstown