Welcome to the Pennsylvania Land Title Association


PLTA is the trade association for the title insurance industry in Pennsylvania.  We represent the title agents and agencies, title insurance underwriters, real estate attorneys and other real estate professionals throughout the state.  Our members are knowledgeable, dedicated professionals in the title industry who are your best resource to protect your property rights.


PENNSYLVANIA LAND TITLE ASSOCIATION
2017-2018 Board Officers

   PLTA President
Frank McGovern, Esq., CLTP
   PLTA Vice President
Danielle Chamberlain, CLTP
   PLTA Treasurer
Charles Nowicki, CLTP, NTP
   PLTA Secretary Lisa McEntee, Esq., ALTP
   PLTA Immediate
   Past President
Brian Zulli, Esq., CLTP

 

2018 Mid-Year Conferences - The Cyber Battleground...How to Win the War

Join us for an exciting and informative presentation from Melissa Ellis, VP/CFO and co-owner of Systems Management Enterprises, Inc. (SME), an Information Technology and Security Company. This presentation will include various topics to demystify the cyber threats we face and breakdown the overwhelming topic that is Cybercrime.

Ellen Oliveto has been an analyst with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for over 20 years and is currently detailed to the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) where she specializes in cyber enabled fraud. This will be the most informative cyber presentation yo u will attend! Bring your staff to educate them on information security, the ongoing risks that each company faces in regards to information security and the best ways to prevent it from happening to you company!

Register today! Two dates available: January 18, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza in King of Prussia and March 8, 2018 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Mars.


Join us for the 2018 PLTA 97th Annual Convention at the Wyndham Gettysburg from June 3 - 5, 2018!  The room block is now open!

Special thanks to our Premier Sponsor:


EMAIL SCAM ALERT: A scam is targeting state land title associations. Suspicious emails are appearing to come from the LTA executive directors asking to view a commitment and sign documents. Pennsylvania Land Title Association (PLTA) does not send documents to be signed by email, nor send anything pertaining to Commitments. No instances have been seen as of yet, however please do not respond, open attachments or click links included in a suspicious email. Please call the PLTA Office at 610-265-5980 if you receive any suspicious emails and report them to the Federal Bureau of Investigation Internet Crime Complaint Center.


HR 1073 Passes and moved to The Legislative Budget and Finance Committee in 2017

On October 27, 2016 the House of Representatives voted in favor of HR 1073; the vote was 184 - 1.  The resolution  reads: "A Resolution directing the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to conduct a comprehensive review of the scope of records maintained and fees collected by the county recorder of deeds offices in this Commonwealth and to make recommendations."   The Legislative Budget and Finance Committee will be reaching out to stakeholders in the early part of 2017 before commencing their study which is estimated to take several months.

You can find the resolution and other information at:  the Pennsylvania House of Representatives website.

To read the resolution: HOUSE RESOLUTION No. 1073

Download the joint ALTA & PLTA Information Sheet.


View the PLTI Online Learning Course Catalog!  

Online CE & CLE classes for 1, 2, & 3 credits available! To purchase PLTI Online Learning courses please sign in to your PLTA profile or register to take advantage of our affordable online learning.  To access simply click the PLTI Learning tab on our menu or visit www.pltionline.org.

Quickly learn to use the platform:  
Click to watch a short video tutorial on using the site.


Recording Fees are increasing in some PA counties; click the county name to download the notice:

Monroe County | October 1, 2017
Erie County - March 1, 2017
Dauphin County | March 1, 2017
Delaware County - February 1, 2017

PLTA News You Can Use


PLTA On the Air!
Listen to the August 23, 2017 Legally Speaking podcast on WMPV 1440 AM with with Jim Glickman and special guest, PLTA Secretary Lisa McEntee, Esq. ALTP, give a direct to consumer overview about title insurance, its value and why homebuyers can’t live without it!


New PA Counties Adding eRecording
Two counties have been added to the now list of 41 counties out of the 67 in the state. View the complete list of PA counties.


Use This Video to Warn Consumers About Wire Fraud
To help raise awareness about wire fraud, ALTA created a 2-minute video that provides four tips on how consumers can protect their money and offers advice on what to do if they have been targeted by a scam. ALTA members are encouraged to link to this video from your website, include in email or share on social media.


The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has published a consumer warning on attempts to steal consumers’ closing funds which echoes the tips in ALTA's recent alert and has finalized its series of amendments to for the Know Before You Owe mortgage disclosures. Although the 560-page amendment includes a number of helpful clarifications, it still fails to fix the requirement which causes inaccurate title insurance pricing disclosures for consumers at closing.  Follow the links below for additional resources:

ALTA Consumer Alert: Beware of Wire Fraud Schemes When Buying a Home

Buying a home is an exciting time. You’ve saved, found the perfect home and planned the move. Now, the closing day for your home is just around the corner.

The American Land Title Association wants to make sure your home purchase doesn’t get derailed by a dangerous threat that could keep you from getting the keys, painting walls and decorating. Criminals have stolen money meant for the purchase of homes through malicious wire fraud schemes targeting consumers across the country.

Criminals begin the wire fraud process way before the attempted theft occurs. Most often, they begin with a common social engineering technique called phishing. This can take the form of email messages, website forms or phone calls to fraudulently obtain private information. Through seemingly harmless communication, criminals trick users into inputting their information or clicking a link that allows hackers to steal login and password information.  Read more at www.alta.org.


Spoofed Email Appears to Come from ALTA CEO
ALTA is alerting its members to delete a phishing email that appears to come from CEO Michelle Korsmo with the subject line “Case S.I 691/2017: Your Firm's Attention is Required” asking for prompt attention.


Calendar more

12/22/2017 » 12/26/2017
Christmas Holiday - Office Closed

12/29/2017 » 1/1/2018
New Years Holiday - Office Closed

1/15/2018 » 1/16/2018
Conestoga College 2018 - January 15 & 16, 2018

1/18/2018
PLTA Mid-year Conference - KOP - January 18, 2018

3/8/2018
PLTA Western Mid-year Conference - Mars - March 8, 2018

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