Recorder Of Deeds

The Lackawanna County Recorder of Deeds has Implemented the Following Changes due to the COVID-19 State of Emergency

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak emergency, I would like to encourage paper document submitters to consider taking advantage the electronic recording (e-recording) of land record or Powers of Attorney documents service that we offer. I wanted to remind you of this service that will eliminate the need for any walk-in, US Mail or express mail submissions.

Evie Rafalko McNulty
Recorder of Deeds

The Recorder of Deeds Offices is now located at the Lackawanna County Government Center.
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The Recorder of Deeds primary responsibility is to protect the people’s ownership in their homes and other real property. 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.

The Recorder of Deeds Software Conversion Scheduled for April 2020 is Postponed Indefinitely

Please disregard any prior notices of dates pertaining to the conversion. We will post information regarding the rescheduling when it becomes available.

As always our records continue to be available online

Thank you,

Evie Rafalko McNulty


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



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Administrative Contacts

Evie Rafalko-McNulty
Recorder of Deeds
Phone: 570-963-6775
Fax: 570-963-6390
E-mail: [email protected]

Margie Kelly,
Deputy Recorder
Phone: 570-963-6775
Fax: 570-963-6390
Email: [email protected]

Mary Rose Carlucci
Chief Clerk
Phone: 570-963-6775
Fax: 570-963-6390
E-mail: [email protected]


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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