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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: December 4, 2020 10:37 AM
From: Senator David G. Argall
To: All Senate members
Subject: Continuing support for the County Demolition Funding Program
Act 152 of 2016, which I sponsored, allows counties to enact a fee through the Recorder of Deeds office of up to $15 for each deed and mortgage recorded for a demolition program. It is county optional and the fee collected can only be used in that specific county. Act 152 also placed a ten-year time limit on a county’s ability to collect the fee. In the near future, I plan to re-introduce legislation that will remove this time limit.

Many counties across Pennsylvania continue facing a major problem dealing with blighted properties. Some of these properties are beyond repair and are in need of demolition. Act 152 was enacted so that counties would have a dedicated way of funding a demolition program, if they so choose.

I hope you will join me in co-sponsoring this legislation.

Introduced as SB439