Register & Recorder

Joy Heinbaugh

Register and Recorder

Joy Heinbaugh

Register and Recorder

Contact Joy

The Register & Recorder's office is requiring that any probating of estates will be done by appointment only. Anyone wanting to record with our office can do so by e-recording (Simplifile, CSC or EPN), mail or in person in our office. Public searching of land records can be done remotely through or in our office.

Any questions, feel free to contact our office at (717) 261-3872.  


• Records all documents pertaining to land records, deeds, mortgages, etc. 

• Handles the probate of estates upon death for executors or administrators 

• Collection agency for Dept. of Revenue for State Realty Transfer Tax and

• Inheritance Tax 

• Records Military Discharge Records 

All documents listed above are registered, recorded, and filed within this office.

Franklin County Register and Recorder information is now on the LANDEX System. You can access Recorder of Deeds online at: LANDEX Remote. Any questions pertaining to the LANDEX System, please contact: (717) 274-5890


E-recording Vendors

Corporation Service Company   Simplifile


CSC® eRecording
Phone: (866) 652-0111

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Administration Building
272 North Second St, Suite 205
Chambersburg, PA 17201
(717) 261-3872
Fax: (717) 709-7211
Office Hours: M - F, 8:30am - 4:30pm
Closed on weekends and all county observed holidays