Online records search instruction

 

To search our online document index and images (click here to search public records).  On this site you will find the following:

Fully computerized Index of:

Deeds recorded since January 1, 1938, older deeds which are still the current deed of record, and deeds recorded between 1752 to 1834. All mortgages recorded since 1/1/1949, And Unsatisfied Mortgages recorded between 1752 and 1/1/1949.

Miscellaneous documents recorded since 1937.

Older deeds, mortgages and miscellaneous documents may be searched using our online index books by clicking "Index Books" under search type.

All Subdivision and Highway plans, the oldest was  recorded in 1873.  And all business and organization Charters dating back to 1840.

Military discharges which are more than 75 years after the date of recording.

Images of:    All deeds, mortgages, subdivision plans and miscellaenous documents.

 

To search for documents recorded prior to our electronic index click on "Index Books" under the search type.  Enter the party's last name and first initial, or for organization or company names enter the name in the last name field and leave the first initial field blank.  The document list will default to display all available index books, you can un-check the all books box and select just the indexes you want or leave it checked and all indexes matching your name will display.  Be sure to view the pre 1937 Miscellaneous index books for rights of way, easements and other documents affecting property interests.

Please note;  Original deed, mortgage and miscellaneous books are available for inspection in our office upon request, however we supply and require the use of white cotton gloves by anyone who handles them.  Original books were discontinued in 1953 with the advent of microfilming.  Since 2004 documents are electronically scanned for retention.

Our office staff has worked diligently to index and image all documents recorded since the County's founding in the year 1752, if you have trouble locating a document or if you need assistance please call our office at 610-478-3380 Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, or send us an email at recorder@countyofberks.com