Welcome to the Pennsylvania Recorders of Deeds Association (PRODA) website! PRODA is a state wide membership organization of all 67 county Recorders of Deeds and Recording Officers. PRODA meets annually for an educational and business conference in various sites throughout Pennsylvania, hosted by those county Recorders of Deeds. This website was developed by PRODA to assist the general public in connecting easily with the 67 county Recording Offices in Pennsylvania, and to efficiently disseminate individual recording office information, useful related links, legislative news and updates, and general information of our organization.

The Office of the Recorder of Deeds was provided for in the Constitution of 1776 to guarantee ownership of all real property. Prior to the establishment of the office, the transfer of property was done in front of witnesses standing on the particular piece of property to be transferred. However, no record of such transfer was recorded in any government office. Since the 1700’s, Pennsylvania Recorders of Deeds offices now house many millions of deeds, mortgages and miscellaneous documents in various media, from historical paper bound books, to microfilm, to digitized scanned images and electronic paperless form.

Please feel free to contact us. Thank you for visiting our site.


Joe Szafran
President of PRODA 2016-2017
Recorder of Deeds, Bucks County