Department of Real Estate

Office Hours:
Monday thru Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm



On July 10, 2014, Governor Corbett signed Acts 113 and 126 of 2014 into law which increase the existing Judicial Computer Project/Access To Justice/Criminal Justice Enhancement Account, (JCP/ATJ/CJEA) fee from $23.50 to $35.50, a total fee increase of $12.00.

The Allegheny County Department of Real Estate will be required to collect the additional $12.00 fee on all submitted deed and mortgage related documents beginning Friday, August 8, 2014, thereby increasing the Flat Fee on these documents from $150.00 to $162.00.

Please note that Notary Public Commissions, Power of Attorneys, Subdivision Plans and UCC Financing Statements ARE NOT affected by this increase.

This increase applies to documents received on or after August 8, 2014 with a postmark date prior to August 8, 2014 and to documents rejected prior to August 8, 2014.

Please visit the Fees page to view the Fee Schedule effective August 8, 2014.

The Department of Real Estate is the consolidation of the Office of the Recorder of Deeds and the mapping and ownership sections of the Office of Property Assessments. The Department of Real Estate is responsible for:

  • Recording documents such as deeds, mortgages, and plans, as well as many other documents.
  • Providing access to the public to all recorded documents.
  • All phases of the notary process.
  • Mapping all properties in the county and their respective addresses.
  • Maintaining ownership records on all properties in the county.

In an effort to provide the best services to the public, our office is in the process of updating and adhering more stringently to our policies regarding recorded documents.  Please review the pages below for important information.

Items of Interest

Blue Arrow  If you have questions or concerns related to property, billing
or taxing information, please consult the Quick Help Guide.
Blue Arrow  World Wide Web Icon Historic Warrantee Atlas of Allegheny County  

The recorded documents located in our office are available to the public. It is our goal to provide convenient, efficient and easy access to the information located in this office, but because of the liability factor, we are unable to provide you with information via email or phone. To get more information regarding obtaining copies please go to the Copy Services Page. 

The Department of Real Estate is not permitted to give legal advice.