Recorder of Deeds

Rick Loughery is the Chester County Recorder of Deeds, the elected county official responsible for the public repository of real estate records, military discharges, commissions and official documents. Elected in November 2011 and sworn into office in January 2012, Rick became the youngest elected county official in Pennsylvania.

The Office of the Recorder of Deeds is an important interface between taxpayers, real estate professionals and county government. Rick has upgraded his office to a new, high-tech recording system, quadrupled electronic recording capacity and partnered with District Attorney Tom Hogan in a campaign against real estate fraud. He balanced his budget each year and secured millions in surplus to help keep county taxes low. Rick also launched the Veterans ID & Discount program, which provides special photo identification to Chester County Veterans and offers discounts from participating businesses to those Veterans with the ID. 
 
Rick earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from West Chester University. He is the former analyst to Commissioner Terence Farrell, who had also served as Recorder of Deeds, and was an elected Township Auditor. Born and raised in Chester County, Rick is active within our community and has been recognized as an emerging leader and distinguished young professional