Rick Loughery is the Chester County Recorder of Deeds, an elected county official responsible for the public repository of real estate records, military discharges, official commissions and other documents. Elected in November 2011 and sworn into office in January 2012, Rick became the youngest elected county official in our Commonwealth.
The Office of the Recorder of Deeds is used by ordinary citizens on a daily basis. It is an important interface between taxpayers, real estate professionals and county government. In 2012, Rick upgraded the office to a new, high-tech recording system and partnered with District Attorney Tom Hogan in a campaign against real estate fraud. He also launched the Veterans ID & Discount program, which provides special photo identification to Chester County Veterans who record their discharge papers with his office and offers discounts from participating county businesses to those Veterans with the ID.
Congratulations to Dominic Diarcangelo, 91 years young, on his well deserved retirement from the Recorder of Deeds. Dominic worked for the Recorder of Deeds for 9 years and worked under 3 different Elected Recorder of Deeds - Terence Farrell, Recorder from 2000-2008, Ryan Costello, Recorder from 2008-2011 and the current Recorder, Rick Loughery.
Effective October 1st, 2012, the fees for filing eRecordings are the same as our standard fees, with an additional $5 Technology Fee per document.
Good Deeds Newsletter Sept/Oct 2012
OFFICE OF THE RECORDER OF DEEDS MISSION STATEMENT
Document Recording Requirements