Recorder of Deeds


Chester County is currently in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s “green phase” as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Due to the restrictions being upheld during the green phase, Chester County Government and Courts are operating on limited services with many of our staff continuing to provide services and programs while working from home.  If you are not able to complete your business online or find answers to your questions, please send us an email at, or call us on 610-344-6330.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.  Please continue to follow all CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines to help control the spread of COVID-19 during the green phase. As a reminder, the guidelines to be followed during the green phase are found at

Green Phase Opening Operations Notice

Since June 5, 2020, the Chester County Recorder of Deeds has opened their office to serve the public during COVID-19 Yellow Phase Operations. We are happy to announce that we will be moving to the green phase on Friday, June 26, 2020. The office will be operating on a normal basis to include usual business hours with the following exceptions:

Masks and social distancing will be required to ensure the health, safety and welfare of both the public and our staff.

The front desk area is limited to no more than two clients at a time. A designated waiting area will be available for additional customers while waiting to be served.  

The search room will remain closed to the public and all search inquiries will be directed to our front desk staff.  Title Searchers may utilize the Search Room by appointment only.  Please call 610-344-6330 to make your appointment.

I thank you for your understanding and patience during this challenging time.  I also thank our staff and county colleagues for all of their hard work and dedication which enabled us to continue our mission of processing and recording everything by mail and electronic recording during the shutdown period. They have truly gone above and beyond the call of duty and have exhibited a can do attitude only true public servants possess. They are looking forward to continue the same dedication and service to you in person. In the meantime, stay safe, stay strong and let's keep an eye out for one another.

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Chris Pielli, Esq.

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. Our current Recorder is Chris Pielli, Esq. He 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 23 years, Christine. Christine and Chris are the proud parents of two wonderful children who now attend Chris’ alma mater, East High School.

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