The Recorder of Deeds
The Recorder of Deeds was an elected post before the advent of the Home Rule Charter. Under the direction of Thomas J. Judge, Sr., The Recorder of Deeds processes and preserves records relating to real property dating back to the year1789, the year Delaware County was founded. Documents processed include Deeds, Mortgages, Satisfactions of Mortgage, Financial Statements, Veterans Discharge Papers, Notary Publics, Police Commissions, Highway Plans, Subdivision Plans, Powers of Attorney, Assignments of Mortgage, and Releases of Mortgage.
In January 1987, the Recorder of Deeds Office converted to an online system with the IT Department. Copies of all documents from 1799 to the present are available to the residents of Delaware County, and title companies at $1.00 per page at the Office of Recorder of Deeds in the Government Center, room 108. Recorded documents along with their recording information from 1982 to the present can be accessed online at http://www.co.delaware.pa.us/. Copies can only be retrieved at the Recorder of Deeds Office.
Recording Your Military Discharge Document
The Delaware County Recorder of Deeds will scan and record a veteran’s DD-214 or other documentation for separation from the military at the Recorder of Deeds office, room 108 in the Delaware County Government Center, Media. Hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. daily. The veteran should bring all separation documents along with a photo ID. The document copies are only accessible by the veteran, his or her family or authorized military personnel.
Veterans Photo ID Card
Veterans who have filed a copy of their military discharge documents can access a free Veterans Photo ID card through the Recorder of Deeds office.
Obtaining a copy of discharge documents
Veterans who cannot locate their DD-214 or other separation documents can get an application from the Delaware County Veterans Affairs Department to acquire a copy of the discharge document from the National Military Personnel Records Center.
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