Recorder of Deeds

Recorder Responsibilities

The recorder of deeds is the repository for all land transaction records, corporate filings, and financing statements in New Castle County.

Our responsibilities include receiving, recording, processing, and delivering the following:

  • Deeds and deed restrictions
  • Easements
  • Federal tax liens
  • Mortgages, partial releases of mortgages, satisfaction of mortgages, and assignments
  • Plot plans

The office also collects the transfer taxes for New Castle County, the State of Delaware, and several other municipalities. The office is continuing to add images to our new computer system, making our system one of the most comprehensive for land records in the country. This past year, about 80,000 documents were processed at the New Castle County Recorder of Deeds.

If you would like for us to speak to your classroom or organization to discuss the functions of our office contact us at 302-395-7721.

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Electronic Recording