Document Standards

 
The Berks County Recorder suggests documents should be on white 8-1/2" x 11" paper with a 1 inch margin at the top and 1 inch margin on the sides and bottom of each page.
 
TOP FIRST PAGE
Left side should contain "Prepared By" and "Return To" party names, submitter's address and telephone number, followed by a legible complete property address and parcel ID number required on all documents. See How do I find the Parcel ID#? on the menu to the left of this page.
 
Special Note: You must certify the grantee's address on all Deeds. If "Prepared By" and "Return To" are the same person and/or address you must enter the name and address twice, or signify that they are the same.
 
GRANTEE'S ADDRESS MUST BE LEGIBLE.
 
NOTE ADDRESS: –  Use the full and correct property address including the municipality for all documents and the Parcel Identification number on every document.
  
ALL submissions should be on 8-1/2 x 11" White 20 lb. paper with a font size no smaller than 10 point. Double sided printing is allowed as long as the type does not bleed through to the other page.  Legal size paper will no longer be accepted.
 
BODY OF DOCUMENT
PLEASE try to use BLACK ink. (Red, blue or other colors will not scan legibly). (Does Not Apply to Signature)
 
Illegible and/or altered documents will be returned as non-recordable.
 
 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING DOCUMENT STANDARDS, PLEASE VISIT THE WEBSITE OF THE PROPERTY RECORDS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION (PRIA) AT: WWW.PRIA.US