LAWRENCE COUNTY

 

 

PENNSYLVANIA
REGISTER of WILLS and RECORDER of DEEDS
Janet L. Kalajainen
Register and Recorder

LAWRENCE COUNTY
GOVERNMENT CENTER
430 COURT STREET
NEW CASTLE, PA. 16101
(724) 658-2541

Hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri

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                       Phone    724-656-2128

                       Fax        724-656-1966

                       Email     jkalajainen@co.lawrence.pa.us


Welcome to the Register and Recorder’s website. This is a dual office consisting of Register of Wills and Recorder of Deeds and each office is briefly described below:
 

REGISTER OF WILLS

The Register of Wills has jurisdiction of the Probate of Wills and the Grant of Letters to properly qualified individuals who meet the requirements of the Probate, Estates and Fiduciaries Code. The Register of Wills is a quasi-judicial officer and is empowered to hold hearings, take testimony and render a decision on disputes that may arise at the time of probate. 

The Register of Wills is also an Agent for the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue and is responsible for the collection of Inheritance Taxes for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 

 RECORDER OF DEEDS

The primary duty of the Recorder of Deeds office is to record, protect, preserve, and reproduce legal documents that relate to real estate in Lawrence County.

We are responsible for collection of fees for the County as well as the collection of Real Estate Transfer Taxes for the State, Local Municipalities, and School Districts. We also collect fees pursuant to state statute for the Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts.

Our records date back to the formation of Lawrence County in 1849 and all real estate records are open to the public and can be searched in our office and the more recent years online.

Online services:  You have the ability to search, view, and print documents dating back to approximately 1970 online at www.lawrencecountyrecordspa.us.

 Recording:  Our fee schedule can be accessed from this website. If you go to our online service and create a user account, you will have the ability to create a Cover Page prior to recording to streamline the recording process and calculate your recording fees.  

E-Recording:  You may also record your documents electronically. It’s simple, fast, efficient, and it saves time and money. For more information please visit the following websites:
PropertyInfo.com – eSecureFile – 1-888-608-1808
Simplifile.com
Erecording.com - CSC

We are a public service office and my staff and I look forward to providing you prompt and courteous customer service.

 Janet L. Kalajainen

Lawrence County Register and Recorder – 1982 to present
Chairman – Pennsylvania Electronic Recording Commission – 2013 to present
Delegate – Pennsylvania State Association of Elected County Officials – 1996 to present
Past President Registers of Wills/Clerks of Orphans’ Court Association of PA (2007 – 2008)
Past President Pennsylvania State Association of Elected County Officials (2007 – 2008)
Secretary Registers of Wills/Clerks of Orphans’ Court Association of PA (1994 – 2004)
Past President Pennsylvania Recorders of Deeds Association (1991 – 1992)

 

 

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