§ 10-1001.  Fees of Commissioner of Records. 307
   (1)   Unless otherwise specified by law, the fees to be charged and collected by the Commissioner of Records shall be as follows: 308
      (a)   For recording deeds, two hundred fourteen dollars ($214) to be allocated as follows: one hundred seven dollars ($107) to be placed in the General Fund; and one hundred seven dollars ($107) 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. 309
      (b)   For recording mortgages, one hundred eighty-four dollars ($184) to be allocated as follows: ninety- two dollars ($92) to be placed in the General Fund; and ninety-two dollars ($92) to be placed in the Housing Trust Fund to be used for the purposes specified in Chapter 21-1600 of this Code. 310
      (c)   For recording mortgage satisfaction pieces and the release and assignment of mortgages, one hundred eighty-two dollars ($182) to be allocated as follows: ninety-one dollars ($91) to be placed in the General Fund; and ninety-one dollars ($91) to be placed in the Housing Trust Fund, to be used for the purposes specified in Chapter 21-1600 of this Code. 311
      (d)   For notary public commissions, City, county, or special police officer commissions, powers of attorney, and any other instrument of writing, including filings under the Uniform Commercial Code, ninety-one dollars ($91).
      (e)   The fees for recording documents not herein specifically provided for shall be the same as for similar documents, as nearly as can be practically ascertained. 312
   (2)   All fees shall be exclusive of any tax or any fee payable to any state or federal government entity now or hereafter provided by law which the Commissioner of Records is or shall be required to collect. 313
   (3)   The Philadelphia Land Bank shall be exempt from the payment of fees under this Section in connection with its acquisition of property. 314

 

Notes

307
   Amended, 1979 Ordinances, p. 1286; amended, 1979 Ordinances, p. 1045; amended, 1984 Ordinances, p. 1112; amended, 1989 Ordinances, p. 1312; amended, 1991 Ordinances, p. 365; amended, 1992 Ordinances, p. 593; amended, Bill No. 970213 (approved July 1, 1997); amended, Bill No. 000346 (approved June 30, 2000); amended, Bill No. 020677 (approved November 22, 2002). Section 2 of Bill No. 000346 provides that the effective date of the Ordinance "shall be July 3, 2000, unless the Department of Records determines by regulation that it necessary to delay or accelerate the effective date." Amended, Bill No. 040935 (approved January 25, 2005); amended, Bill No. 050059 (approved July 8, 2005). Section 5 of Bill No. 050059 provides: "Effective Date. This Ordinance shall become effective upon enactment of authorizing legislation of the General Assembly." Act 49 of 2005 became law on July 14, 2005 (effective September 12, 2005). Amended, Bill No. 090220 (approved May 27, 2009); amended, Bill No. 090849 (approved January 13, 2010). Section 3 of Bill No. 090849 provides: "Effective Date. This Ordinance shall become effective upon enactment of authorization legislation of the General Assembly." Act 114 of 2011 became law on December 22, 2011 (effective February 20, 2012).
308
   Amended, Bill No. 130805 (approved December 18, 2013).
309
   Amended, Bill No. 100487 (became law October 20, 2010). Section 3 of Bill No. 100487 provides that the ordinance shall become effective in 60 days. Amended, Bill No. 110206 (approved June 15, 2011). Section 2 of Bill No. 110206 provides that the ordinance shall become effective in 60 days. Amended, Bill No. 130324 (approved July 11, 2013), effective September 9, 2013; amended, Bill No. 140443 (approved June 27, 2014), effective July 27, 2014.
310
   Amended, Bill No. 140443 (approved June 27, 2014), effective July 27, 2014.
311
   Amended, Bill No. 140443 (approved June 27, 2014), effective July 27, 2014.
312
   Renumbered by Code editor.
313
   Renumbered, Bill No. 970213 (approved July 1, 1997).
314
   Added, Bill No. 170205 (approved May 17, 2017).