Recorder of Deeds
The Office of the Recorder of Deeds is an important interface between taxpayers, real estate professionals and county government. Rick has upgraded his office to a new, high-tech recording system, quadrupled electronic recording capacity and partnered with District Attorney Tom Hogan in a campaign against real estate fraud. He balanced his budget each year and secured millions in surplus to help keep county taxes low. Rick also launched the Veterans ID & Discount program, which provides special photo identification to Chester County Veterans and offers discounts from participating businesses to those Veterans with the ID.
In 2017, Rick earned his doctorate in Public Administration from West Chester University, making him the first triple crown graduate with a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and Doctor of Public Administration degree from West Chester University. He also received the Excellence In Local Government Award from the American Society for Public Administration for his service as our Chester County Recorder of Deeds. Born and raised in Chester County, Rick is active within our community and has been recognized as an emerging leader and distinguished young professional.