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In the event of misplacing the original, it is a good idea to record it. You can receive up to three certified copies, and must present photo identification in order to receive those copies. It is free of charge to record.
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No. Office employees are not permitted to search titles. We can show you how to use the computers but cannot do any searches for you. Please consult a title searcher, abstracting company, or an attorney.
You can come into the office and search on our computers, or contact a title searcher. Office employees are not allowed to complete searches.
Not fully. The only liens in our office are mortgages, which need signed by the borrower. All other liens and judgments are located in the Office of the Prothonotary.
If it was recorded, yes. Refer to your deed's property description and look for any indication stating "plan recorded in Plan Book __ page number __". Not all plot plans were recorded.
The York County GIS Website can verify ownership of any property in York County. Or you can go into the assessment office or our office. The complete street address is required to verify ownership.
Review the recital in your current deed. It’s usually after the property description and begins with “It being the same premises which…” followed by a deed book and page number. Go to that book and page number, and repeat the process.
Nearly all of our documents are available on the public computer terminals, including most of the index books to find older documents. If the page is illegible on the computer, microfilm and books are available.
No. Access to various land records are available, but employees cannot determine genealogy or trace back properties. Please consult the York County Archives for documents other than land records in regards to genealogical research.