The two primary functions are to record and index documents relating to property in Lackawanna County and to act as a collection agent for the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, all municipalities and school districts in Lackawanna County.
The office handles many documents, some of which include deeds, mortgages, mortgage satisfactions, mortgage assignments, Power of Attorney, leases, Uniform Commercial Code filings, real estate agreements, charters of non-profit corporations, notary commissions, elected official commissions and veteran’s discharge documents.
The records in this office protect and establish an accurate and thorough official record of real property ownership. These records are essential to the individual property owner who wants to establish a “clear title” to his holdings. The Recorder of Deeds is elected by the voters for a term of four years. The office is designated as a “fee office” since it collects fees set by the Pennsylvania State Legislature for the recording of documents. The Recorder’s office must be separate from all other county offices, elected or appointed, that are involved in the buying selling or confiscation of land. The Recorder of Deeds has no duties that would constitute a conflict of interest with regard to land transactions. The absence of these duties avoids conflicts of interests and thereby protects the property rights of our citizens.
This office does not depend upon the County tax dollars to operate. The office of the Recorder of Deeds is self-sufficient and generates a profit (over the operating expenses) for the Lackawanna County General Fund.
*Eagle Recorder Self Service runs best on Google Chrome and we recommend this browser* To set up an account to make copies online use the same link
For anyone who would like to setup an account by phone or mail for online printing, you can make your deposits to the account by calling into our office at 570-963-6775 Option # 0 with your credit card number for the deposit onto the account.
Please know you will be charged a 2.5% fee on the amount of your transaction for each phone deposit placed onto the account or you can send in a check for the deposit payable to:
Lackawanna County Recorder of Deeds Merchant Services Acct. 123 Wyoming Avenue, Suite 218 Scranton PA 18503
(there will not be a 3% fee for this option) THIS ACCOUNT AND THE FUNDS CAN BE USED IN OUR OFFICE AS WELL AS FOR THE ONLINE WEB ACCESS
I’d would like to take this time to again remind you of the option of submitting your documents through the e-recording vendors that we offer in the Recorder of Deeds Office.
Documents can be electronically recorded by contacting one of the following e-recording vendors listed below