Certificate Of Transfer Application

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City of Reading

Certificate of Transfer Application







  • The Certificate of Transfer is required to accompany the sale of every property in the City of Reading as per City of Reading Codified Ordinance Chapter 431, Part 2. Also per ordinance, a Health and Safety (H&S) inspection is required for every property that transfers with in the City of Reading. The initial H&S inspection fee is $150.00 and can take place pre or post settlement.

  • As per the City of Reading Property Maintenance Code 107.6, it is unlawful for the owner of any dwelling unit, structure, or lot whom is not in compliance with any or all City code(s) or ordinance(s) to sell, lease, transfer, mortgage, or otherwise dispose of said unit, structure, or lot, without first complying - OR- the Property Maintenance Specialist must receive a notarized statement from the grantee, transferee, mortgagee or lessee, acknowledging the receipt of such compliance order or notice of violation and fully accepting the responsibility without condition for making the corrections or repairs required by such compliance order or notice of violation.

  • For any questions on completing this application please contact the Property Maintenance Division Supervisor at 610.655.6311


Property Address being transferred:





Total Number of Units:

_______# Residential Units     ______# Commercial Units    _______# Rooming Units



Current owner of record Name:

Current owner of record Address:


Preferred Method of Delivery:



◻USPS Address:_____________________________________________


◻Email Address:_____________________________________________



Applicant/Requestor: ______________________________ (please print)


Signature     Phone Number  



Requesting to have Health and Safety prior to settlement.



  • Tentative settlement date ( if available ):_______________________________


*If yes, be sure to include a written request from the current property owner to authorize the Health and Safety Inspection*



Mail copies to:

Property Maintenance Division.
815 Washington St Rm. 1-30

Reading, PA 19601

Electronic copies to:

Email or Fax



*Incomplete Applications will not be processed.*