What happens when I pay off my mortgage?
  • Once a mortgage is paid in full, the lender has 60 days to record a satisfaction piece with the ROD per Pennsylvania Mortgage Satisfaction Act of 2002 [21 P.S. Section 721-6]. Once recorded, the satisfaction removes the referenced lien. When a title search is conducted on the home for a loan, equality line, or any other purpose, the title searcher will see the mortgage is paid off. 
  • A new deed is not recorded after a mortgage is satisfied nor is one sent to the homeowner. The homeowner should have the original deed in their possession since settlement. 
  • You may request a copy of the satisfaction, mortgage, and deed from our office.

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1. When do your records go public? Are all records public?
2. How can I receive a copy of a recorded document?
3. How do I find the UPI number and the current owner(s) of a property?
4. How do I record a new deed if there was an error?
5. What happens when I pay off my mortgage?
6. What are recording requirements for a Subdivision Plan?
7. What is Real Estate Transfer Tax?
8. How do I check restrictions, easements, and liens?
9. How can I determine my property line?
10. Do you have plans that show the location of buildings, dwellings, and sheds?
11. How do I determine the location of old wells & septic tanks?
12. I am interested in the history of my property. Where do I start?
13. How can I record my military discharge paperwork (DD-214)?
14. How do I record my Notary Bond and Commission?