People Above Politics
My Monthly Blog on the Lebanon Daily News
YouTube posts of Commissioner's and other
Action, Getting Results.
Lebanon PA 17046
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Thank you for your help and support
during this campaign. Your unwavering commitment is
the wind beneath my wings.
On election day, every vote matters. You
matter! And I can't win this race without you.
you for your support and for all that you do.
Sincerely, Jo Ellen
Honorary Chair: Lt.
Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll --a woman who broke the glass ceiling and
contributed greatly to PA politics; born
in 1930, died
November 12, 2008.
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American Business Women's Association
League of Women Voters
Web site paid for by Jo Ellen Litz.
Lebanon County Recorder of Deeds Office
|Donna Lutz is the Recorder of Deeds, elected to a four year term of
|Senate Bill No. 1251|
|Act 87 April 8, 1982|
|Line 12, Section 5, page 5|
|Amended by Act 8 of 1998|
|Effective Date: March 30, 1998|
|Recorder of Deeds|
|When submitting documents for recording, if the recorder is to certify
the document, the costs for certification are as follows:|
|All documents presented for recording must be accompanied by a
self addressed stamped envelope.|
|Where no fee is specified the fee shall be set by the Recorder of
|All fees & said tax shall be payable in advance.|
|Realty transfer tax|
|Pennsylvania Tax - One Percent on consideration|
|Local Tax - One percent on consideration|
|The local realty transfer tax is collected for all county taxing
|All deeds must set forth the true consideration or have attached
thereto one complete statement of value. All information must be
completed on the statement of value (street addresses, consideration,
assessed value, fair market value & an explanation) as to whether or not
it is a taxable transaction.|
|Where the property is located in two or more taxing authorities, the
person recording the deed shall give the monetary breakdown of the local
taxes on the document.|
|The Statement of Value must be completed in
full and signed by a responsible person connected with the transaction. No
Statement of Value is required when the range is wholly exempt from tax
|a) family relationship (grandparent, parent, child,
brother or sister). Please note that step-relationships are not
exempt from tax.
|b) Public utility easements.
|All deeds must have a signed certificate of address for the grantee.|
|Re-recorded or corrective documents must clearly state the reason for
re-recording or correction, and must have new signatures and new
|Multiple papers constituting one transaction must be clearly numbered
as to the proper order in which they are to be filed.|
|All foreign language documents must include written English
translation to record along with the original document.|
|For current fees,
contact the Recorder of Deeds Office.|
Fees for Financing
Statements and ancillary transactions are set by Act 167 of 1992. These
fees change annually based upon the previous year's consumer price index.
Please call for current fees. No searches are performed.