Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Dudish Seeks Bid for Re-Election of the Officer of the Recorder of Deeds of Schuylkill County

Incumbent Recorder of Deeds Ann Dudish is seeking a bid for re-election for the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Schuylkill County.

The responsibility of the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Schuylkill County is to maintain permanent records of all documents related to real estate, such as deeds, mortgages, and subdivision plans. The Office records veteran’s discharge papers, also known as a DD214, and notary public commissions. The Office is also the transfer agent for the realty transfer tax for 67 municipalities and 14 school districts and the state realty transfer tax.

Dudish, a Republican, was appointed to the position by Governor Corbett in 2014  after her husband, A. Matthew Dudish, passed away during his last term as Recorder of Deeds.

During Dudish’s 4-year tenure, she completed a digital records project to provide access dating back to 1949 both on the public access terminals in the Office and through

“I believe providing accessible and efficient public access to the permanent records is an essential function of my office.” said Dudish.

Dudish also negotiated a renewal of a 5-year contract with her vendor for the hardware and software used in her office without an increase over the prior 5-year contract. Dudish instituted the process of e-Recording in the Office.

Anyone who would like to record a document can now do so at and select Help. This improved process provides immediate rejection if the document is not recordable. Previous paper rejections had a minimum 2-day turn around.

Dudish has gone through four county audits and two state audits with zero deficiencies.

“I also hold a seat on the Legislative Committee for the Pennsylvania Recorder of Deeds Association. In this capacity, I can provide expert input to bills presented before the state legislature that have a direct impact on the Recorder’s office.”

The Recorder of Deeds Office has a dedicated six-person staff to serve the public with the highest level of professionalism and proficiency.

Dudish is president of Anthracite Abstract Company Inc., a local title agency, that her late husband, former Recorder of Deeds A. Matthew Dudish started over 40 years ago. She is a member of American Land Title Association, the Pennsylvania Recorder of Deeds Association, an affiliate member of the Schuylkill County Board of Realtors, and a member of the Schuylkill County Chamber of Commerce. She is a licensed property, casualty, life, accident and health insurance agent and holds the CISR designation.

Dudish is a life-long resident of Schuylkill County and a graduate of Pottsville Area High School. She is the widow of the late A. Matthew Dudish.

Dudish has a daughter and son-in-law, Amanda Dudish and Mark Black & twin grandchildren, Abel and Ada Black, and a son, Drew Dudish. Dudish is a Life Member of the Lehigh Valley Hospital - Schuylkill Auxiliary, a Make-A-Wish Foundation wish granting volunteer. a member of the Board of Directors of the Schuylkill EMS and a member of St Patrick Roman Catholic Church.

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