21 Pa. Stat. § 10.1

Current through P.A. Acts 2021-90
Section 10.1 - Uniform parcel identifier; conveyances, mortgages, releases, and other instruments
(a) In counties adopting a uniform parcel identifier system under statutory provisions on parcel identification, all conveyances, mortgages or releases or other instruments affecting real estate included in the system may be made by reference to the uniform parcel identifier of the real estate being conveyed, mortgaged, released or otherwise affected as indicated on the recorded county tax maps. The first conveyance, mortgage, release or other instrument affecting real estate recorded after the adoption of an ordinance under the statutory provisions on parcel identification shall contain the uniform parcel identifier assigned to the parcel or parcels affected by such instrument. Thereafter, the first conveyance after a change of size and description of real estate represented by a uniform parcel identifier shall contain, in addition to the uniform parcel identifier assigned to the parcel, or parcels affected by the instrument, either:
(1) A metes and bounds description based on a precise survey; or
(2) A lot number and reference to a recorded subdivision plan which plan on its face shows metes and bounds prepared by a professional land surveyor as required by the act of May 23, 1945 (P.L. 913, No. 367), known as the "Professional Engineers Registration Law." Any subdivision plan which was prepared prior to the effective date of the aforesaid "Professional Engineers Registration Law," which contains metes and bounds, shall be acceptable for compliance with these provisions, except that no requirement for metes and bounds description by survey or subdivision plan shall be necessary for any conveyance, transfer, mortgage, release or other purpose involving a right-of-way, surface or subsurface easement or oil, gas or mineral lease or other interest or any subsurface estate. Further, as to any mortgages recorded which seek to grant an interest in real estate which real estate has not obtained a parcel identifier, the failure to refer to the uniform parcel identifier for each such interest or the failure to include a deed reference for each such interest shall not affect the lien of such mortgage.
(b) Any subsequent conveyance, mortgage, release or other instrument affecting real estate so made by reference to the uniform parcel identifier and the record location where the metes and bounds description or first number and reference to a recorded plot plan last appears shall be as effective to pass title or affect title to the real estate so described as it would be if the premises had been described by the metes and bounds description used in the first instrument so recorded or appearing in the recorded subdivision plan.
(c) The uniform parcel identifier, the recorded tax map or record thereof or the recorded subdivision plan shall be received in evidence and in all courts and places as describing the real estate therein designated as though the same were set forth in full as appearing in the first conveyance, mortgage, release or other instrument or as shown on the recorded subdivision plan.

21 P.S. § 10.1

1909, April 1, P.L. 91, No. 53, § 10, added 1988, Jan. 15, P.L. 6, No. 3, § 1, effective in 60 days.