Recording Documents

In order to make certain documents part of public record, and in some cases establish legal ownership or rights, certain documents must be recorded with Allegheny County.

Documents to be recorded may include:

A list of all documents can be found on the Fee Schedule form(PDF, 180KB).

How to Record a Document

Step 1. Prepare the document

Requirements for All Documents

Formatting Specifications Content Requirements

Document-Specific Requirements

Step 2. Record the document online or in-person

Most documents can be eRecorded online. Learn how to eRecord a document.

Deliver a physical copy of the document to:

County Office Building
Room 101
542 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Step 3. Pay the fee

Confirm the payment amount required using the Current Fee Schedule(PDF, 180KB).

Payment options vary depending on the method of document delivery.

Pay Online

Pay in-person with:

  • Cash
  • Business check
  • Money order
  • Cashiers check

Note: Personal checks are not accepted.


Questions? Call 412-350-4636 and select Option 2.