Recorder of Deeds

The Chester County Recorder of Deeds office will reopen operations is accepting and recording documents filed by mail and E-Recording.  The office itself will be closed to the public and we will be operating with a limited staff to continue our important mission.  Special thanks to our DCIS team and our staff for overcoming several obstacles that contributed to our closure yesterday.  Their hard work and dedication is truly indicative of what defines public service and has enabled us to open operations much quicker than anticipated. 

We thank you for your understanding during this challenging time and apologize for any inconvenience that may have been caused.  We greatly appreciate your help and patience. As there is new information about our office, we will update you on our website and our social media pages.  In the meantime, stay safe, stay strong and let's keep an eye out for one another.

Access our Online and Mail Services

The Chester County Recorder of Deeds accepts documents for recording through the US Postal Service, UPS and FedEx.  We also accept electronic recording through Simplifile and CSC eRecording.  This is a cost effective and secure way to record your documents without ever leaving the comfort of your office. Documents are recorded same day or next day through this E-Recording System. To learn more about your electronic recording options please visit

If you are searching for, or need copies of a document, please utilize our Eagle Web Records Search system. To learn more about our Eagle Web Records Search capabilities please visit  

For any questions or concerns please feel free to call our main office number at 610-344-6330 or email at  Thank you.
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Chris Pielli, Esq. 

General Information

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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