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File #: 130805    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 10/31/2013 In control: Committee on Finance
On agenda: Final action: 12/12/2013
Title: Amending Section 10-1001 of The Philadelphia Code ("Fees of Commissioner of Records") to raise the fee for recording documents, all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Greenlee
Indexes: FEES, RECORDS DEPARTMENT
Code sections: 10-1001 - Fees of Commissioner of Records
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy13080500.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
12/18/20130 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Not available
12/12/20130 CITY COUNCIL PASSEDPass16:0 Action details Not available
12/5/20130 Committee on Finance HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
12/5/20130 Committee on Finance HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
12/5/20130 Committee on Finance REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED   Action details Not available
12/5/20130 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass  Action details Not available
12/5/20130 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
12/5/20130 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK`S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
10/31/20130 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass  Action details Not available
Title
Amending Section 10-1001 of The Philadelphia Code ("Fees of Commissioner of Records") to raise the fee for recording documents, all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILDELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Section 10-1001 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended as follows:

ยง 10-1001. Fees of Commissioner of Records.

(1) Unless otherwise specified by law, the fees to be charged and collected by the Commissioner of Records shall be as follows:

(a) For recording deeds, [$204.00: $102.00] $209.00 to be allocated as follows: $107.00 to be placed in the General Fund; and $102.00 to be placed in the Housing Trust Fund to be used for the purposes specified in Chapter 21-1600 of this Code; for deeds subject to additional fees under Section 2-202, additional fees in an amount determined by regulation of the Department of Records to cover the additional costs incurred by the City in investigating, processing, and administering the recordation of such deeds. Upon presentation of such proof as the Commissioner of Records may require, the fees imposed pursuant to this subsection (1)(a) shall be waived for recording any deed that transfers title from a deceased spouse or life partner, or the estate thereof, to the surviving spouse or life partner; or for recording any deed that confirms title in a surviving spouse or life partner. For those who present documentation that a recorded deed was fraudulent, recording fees for corrective deeds shall be waived; required documentation shall be determined by the Commissioner of Records.

(b) For recording mortgages, [$174.00: $87.00] $179.00 to be allocated as follows: $92.00 to be placed in the General Fund; and $87.00 to be placed in the Housing Trust Fund to be used for the purposes specified in Chapter 21-1600 of this Code.

(c) For recording mortgage satisfaction pieces and the release and assignment of mortgages, [$172.00: $86.00] $177.0...

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