All documents subject to the PA Judicial Fee will include an increase in the State of PA’s Judicial fee effective December 1, 2017. The standard document recording fee will increase from $77.00 to $82.00. This fee increase was enacted by the PA Legislature and does not go the County. This means the State of PA will collect Fees and taxes of $40.75 on every deed, mortgage and transfer of an ownership interest in property, virtually half of the entire recording fee. We feel this is another way for the PA Legislature to hide a tax increase by calling it a fee.