Recorder of Deeds

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General Information

The Recorder of Deeds office is the public repository for numerous legal documents including real estate records, military discharges, commissions and other official documents. The Chester County Recorder of Deeds has a long history of faithfully serving the residents of this County since 1688.

About the Recorder

Our current Recorder of Deeds is Chris Pielli, Esq., who was elected Chester County Recorder of Deeds in November 2019 and sworn into office in January 2020.

Chris is a longtime resident of Chester County. He has served the public and his community as a West Goshen Township Supervisor, a soldier in the U.S. Army, a volunteer summer school teacher in Philadelphia through the Teach for America program, a Chester County Correctional Officer and Correctional Counselor, a Chester County Public Defender, a Chester County Court appointed counsel for guardianship matters, and a Program Coordinator for the Chester County OIC Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program.

Chris is a Temple University graduate with a B.A. in Political Science. After his service in the U.S. Army, Chris attended Temple University School of Law and earned his J.D. degree. Chris is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey. He has successfully completed the Pennsylvania Municipal Planning Education Institute courses in Zoning and Community Planning. As a Township Supervisor, he served as Chairman of the Board of Supervisors and Chairman of the Comprehensive Plan Task Force Committee in addition to Board liaison member to the Planning Commission and the Parks & Recreation Committee.

Chris’ initiatives include expanding and improving the Veteran ID Program, protecting our Seniors and most vulnerable citizens against Real Estate Fraud and Theft by implementing effective, proactive safeguards and protective measures, and modernizing office procedures to ensure more accessible and affordable service to all residents. Chris attributes his success to the strong support of his wife of 24 years, Christine, and their two children.

Mission Statement

For over three hundred years, the Mission of the Chester County Recorder of Deeds office steadfastly remains dedicated to preserving the integrity, accuracy and continuity of Chester County designated public land records, thus helping to insure, protect and preserve property ownership and the promote the engagement of businesses involving real estate, with confidence, now and in the future.

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