Lookup Public Records in McKean County, Pennsylvania. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

McKean County, Pennsylvania Overview

McKean County is located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The county was formed in 1804 and named after Thomas McKean, second Governor of Pennsylvania. The county seat is Smethport. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2015, the county has a population of approximately 42,412people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 984 square miles of which 979 square miles is land and 5.0 square miles is water. McKean County borders the following counties: Cattaraugus County, New York to the north; Allegany County, New York to the northeast; Potter County to the east; Cameron County to the southeast; Elk County to the south; Forest County to the southwest and Warren County to the west. McKean County has 22 zip codes. The zip codes are 16720, 16701, 16724, 16725, 16726, 16727, 16729, 16730, 16731, 16732, 16733, 16735, 16738, 16333, 16740, 16743, 16744, 16745, 16748, 16749, 16750 and 15870. The most populated zip code is 16701.

McKean County Recorder of Deeds Office Information

The Recorder of Deeds office is responsible for the preservation of land records within McKean County.
The office acts as a collection agent for the Pennsylvania department of revenue along with the municipalities and school districts of McKean County for state and local realty transfer tax. The Recorder of Deeds Office also provides information of recording requirements as well as basic assistance and instruction on the use of office indexes and equipment. This office also provides photocopies of office records upon request for a fee. All records since the 1800’s are available to the public. The records from 1929 to present are computerized.

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These are the recording requirements to record documents with the Recorder of Deeds Office:

  • Acknowledgment date cannot predate document date.
  • Acknowledgment must include the following: county, state, date, person or corporate officer’s names and title of persons appearing, notary signature, seal and expiration date. If any missing, acknowledgment considered defective.
  • Deeds and mortgages should indicate the property’s municipality, county and state.
  • Numerical amount must match written amount on deeds and mortgages.
  • Book and page numbers of mortgages must appear on all documents that refer back to this document.
  • Transfer taxes or statement of value must accompany all transfers unless exemption is clearly stated in the deed (family transfers). Department of revenue requires statement of value to be fully complete.
  • Multiple documents constituting one transaction must clearly indicate the order of recording; any re-recording expenses from improper order of recording will be paid by party submitting document.
  • Re-recording of document must be re-acknowledged.
  • Deed with transfer tax in more than one municipality must stipulate percentage of division of transfer taxes.
  • Deeds and mortgages and assignments must have certified grantee/mortgagee address and must be signed.
  • Stamped self-addressed envelope of sufficient size to accommodate documents must be included with every recording or request.

    The physical address of the McKean County Recorder of Deeds Office is:

    500 West Main Street,
    Smethport, PA 16749
    Email: ACBosworth@mckeancountypa.org
    Phone: (814) 887-3250
    Fax: (814) 887-3255
    Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Anne Bosworth is the Recorder of Deeds of McKean County. She can be contacted at (814) 887-3250 or emailed at ACBosworth@mckeancountypa.org

    McKean County Recorder of Deeds Office Staff:

    Michele Vogel, First Deputy
    Email: mlvogel@mckeancountypa.org

    McKean, PA Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200952,417
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20092,498
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009132
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200982
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009292
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200943
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009957
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20094,876
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009187
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20091,343
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009230
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200913,274
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009143
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009196
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20097,899
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20095,318
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200954
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-200989
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20092,210
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200917
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009148
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009980
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009864
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009248
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200987
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20093,851
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009231
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200949
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009307
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200938
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20094,298
    McKean County Marriage License Office
    In order to obtain a marriage license in McKean County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
    State Law:Marriage – Title 23, Part I
    All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
    Office:McKean County Marriage License
    Location:Register & Clerk Of Orphans’ Court, 500 Main Street, Smethport, Pennsylvania, 16749
    Phone:814-887-3263

    Mc Kean County Recorder-Deeds Office
    County Government Office

    Address: 500 W Main St, Smethport, PA 16749, United States
    Phone: 814-887-3250

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