Recorder of Deeds

The Recorder of Deeds office is the public repository for numerous legal documents to include real estate records, military discharges, commissions and other official documents.  The Chester County Recorder of Deeds office has a long history of faithfully serving the residents of this County since 1688.  Our current Recorder of Deeds is Chris Pielli, Esq.  Chris Pielli was elected Chester County Recorder of Deeds in November 2019 and was sworn into office in January 2020.  

Chris is a longtime resident of Chester County. He has served the public and his community as a West Goshen Township Supervisor, a soldier in the U.S. Army, a volunteer summer school teacher in Philadelphia through the Teach for America program, a Chester County Correctional Officer and Correctional Counselor, a Chester County Public Defender, a Chester County Court appointed counsel for guardianship matters, and a Program Coordinator for the Chester County OIC Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program.

Chris is a Temple University graduate with a BA in Political Science.  After his service in the U.S. Army, Chris attended Temple University School of Law and earned his JD degree.  Chris is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. He has successfully completed the Pennsylvania Municipal Planning Education Institute courses in Zoning and Community Planning.  As a Township Supervisor, he has served as Chairman of the Board of Supervisors and Chairman of the Comprehensive Plan Task Force Committee in addition to Board liaison member to the Planning Commission and the Parks & Recreation Committee.

Chris’ initiatives include expanding and improving the Veteran’s ID program, protecting our Seniors and most vulnerable citizens against Real Estate Fraud and Theft by implementing effective, proactive safeguards and protective measures,  and modernizing office procedures to ensure more accessible and affordable service to all residents.  Chris attributes his success to the strong support of his wife of twenty-three years, Christine.  Christine and Chris are the proud parents of two wonderful children who now attend Chris’ alma mater, East High School.

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