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Ann M. Hess

A county-wide elected office with a four year term, the Recorder's position is held by Ann M Hess. Mrs. Hess has been the County Recorder since 2018.

The Recorder of Deeds is responsible for recording documents in two main areas: Real Estate and Uniform Commercial Code. Other documents, such as Military Service Discharges, foreign birth certificates, as well as obscure documents like cattle brands, are also recorded here. All documents, except Military Service Discharges, are public record and are readily available both online and in the office for scrutiny.

Records in this office provide data about real estate transactions and historical perspective. Deeds, mortgages, releases, easements, land plans, restrictions, and road right-of-ways are examples of such documents.

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County of Lancaster, Office of Recorder of Deeds
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150 N. Queen St., P. O. Box 1478
Lancaster, PA 17608-1478
Phone: 717-299-8238 | Fax: 717-299-8393

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