Recorder of Deeds

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Note: Please be advised, due to the Thursday, July 29th, off-site Chester County Veteran ID & Discount Card Processing event in Coatesville, we will be unable to record Military Discharge documents or print Photo ID cards in the West Chester office on that same day after 11:00am. Thank you for understanding and we look forward to seeing you on the following business day (Friday, July 30th) or thereafter for on-site veteran-related recording and processing.

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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. Our current Recorder 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’s 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.

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