Recorder of Deeds
The Recorder of Deeds primary responsibility is to protect the people’s ownership in their homes and other real property.
evie4.28Evie Rafalko McNulty
Recorder of Deeds
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.



Lackawanna County Self Service (Online Searching) Website


*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

Simplifile  800-460-5657 or email erecord@simplifile.com
CSC  866-652-0111 or email erecording@cscglobal.com
ePN  888-325-3365 or email sales@GOePN.com



Lackawanna County Recorder of Deeds Re-appointed by Governor Wolf to County Records Committee


Evie Rafalko-McNulty, Recorder of Deeds

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

  • Lackawanna County Recorder of Deeds 1998-present
PROFESSIONAL/CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

  • Friendship House Board of Directors
  • Trustee Scranton Public Library
  • Komen Greater Pennsylvania Board of Directors
  • Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission’s Local Government Records Committee Member
  • Democratic National Committee Member since 2012
  • Pennsylvania Recorder of Deeds Association (PRODA) – Secretary and Past President
  • PA State Association of County Elected Officials (PSAECO) representing PA Recorder of Deeds
  • PA Electronic Recording Commission Member
  • Property Records Industry Association (PRIA)
  • Scranton Area Foundation Women in Philanthropy Community Partner
  • PA Commission for Women – Former Board Member
  • Voluntary Action Center – Former Member Board of Directors
  • Genealogical Research Society of Northeast PA, Inc. – Former board member
  • Metro Action Inc. – Small Business Community Development Division (an affiliate of The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce) – Former Board Member
  • Northeast Regional Cancer Institute – Former Board Member
  • Dress for Success Lackawanna – Former Advisory Board Member
  • Northeast PA Convention and Visitor’s Bureau – Former Board Member
  • Lackawanna County Commission for Women – Former Board Member
  • Family Matters at Lackawanna County Prison Resource Committee – Former Committee Member
  • Lackawanna County Domestic Violence Task Force – Former Committee Member

AWARDS & CITATIONS

  • Recipient of “2016 Top 25 Women in Business” presented by the NEPA National Association of Women Business Owners
  • Recipient, along with her husband, James Barrett McNulty of the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute “2015 Tribute to Courage Award”
  • Recipient of 2010 “Times Leader Great Women of NEPA Award”
  • Recipient of the “2004 Pennsylvania Federation of Democratic Woman of the Year Award”
  • Honored by 2006 Diversity Committee of the Scranton Post Office Women’s History Month
  • Recipient of the 2006 Scranton Pocono Girl Scout Council “Women of Distinction Award”
  • Scranton Times “Northeast Woman of the Week” – March 12, 2000
  • 2000 Chair Race for the Cure – Northeastern PA Affiliate of Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT & COMMITTEES

  • Vision 2020 – Planning Committee celebrating the 100 Years of Women’s Voting Rights
  • Founding Member of the Society of Irish Women
  • Scranton Chamber of Commerce Women’s Leadership Conference Planning Committee
  • Northeast Regional Cancer Institute “Spirt of Hope Board of Ambassadors”
  • United Neighborhood Centers “Seniors Got Talent” Committee Planning Committee Member   2012 – Present
  • Saint Joseph’s Center Auxiliary
  • Friends of Poland of Lackawanna County
  • Goodwill Fashion Show – Co-Chair 2017
  • Girl Scouts 100th year Anniversary Committee 2012
  • 2010 Community Chairperson, Economic Opportunity Training Center (EOTC) – “Helping our Children at Risk” fundraiser sponsored by Vaxserve/Sanofi Pasteur
  • 2005 Honorary Chairperson for American Cancer Society Scranton Relay for Life
  • Chairperson 1999 Northeastern Pennsylvania Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
  • Voting Member of 1996 Pennsylvania Electoral College

Administrative Contacts
Evie Rafalko-McNulty
Recorder of Deeds
Phone: 570-963-6775
Fax: 570-963-6390
E-mailContact Me
Margie Kelly
Deputy Recorder
Phone: 570-963-6775
Fax: 570-963-6390
EmailContact Me


Location
Lackawanna County Recorder of Deeds
123 Wyoming Avenue, Suite 218
Scranton,  PA 18503
Hours Of Operation
9:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m.
Recording Hours
9:00 a.m. through 3:45 p.m.
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