Allegheny County Mortgage Foreclosure Records

This data includes filings related to mortgage foreclosure in Allegheny County. The foreclosure process enables a lender to take possession of a property due to an owner's failure to make mortgage payments. Mortgage foreclosure differs from tax foreclosure, which is a process enabling local governments to take possession of a property if the owner fails to pay property taxes.

As Pennsylvania is a judicial foreclosure state, a lender files for foreclosure through the court system. Foreclosure data in the court system is maintained by the Allegheny County Department of Court Records. Data included here is from the general docket, and a mortgage foreclosure docket created to help homeowners maintain ownership of their property following an initial filing. Several different types of legal filings may occur on a property involved in the foreclosure process. At this time, only the most recent filing in a case is included in the data found here, but we hope to add all filings for a case in the coming months.

After a property enters the foreclosure process, several potential outcomes are possible. Some of the more common outcomes include: borrowers may come to an agreement with the lender for unpaid debt; borrowers may sell the property to satisfy part or all of the debt; borrowers may voluntarily relinquish ownership to the lender; lenders may decide not to pursue the foreclosure any further; and the property may proceed all the way through a sheriff sale, where it is sold to a new owner.

The data presented here is in beta form because only the most recent filing type is included as of September 2017. Monthly updates are forthcoming. It is also our intent to include a record for each filing type for each docket if the data becomes available.

A map showing parcel-level petitions for foreclosure, color-coded by the year of the legal filing for foreclosure, currently ranging from red (2009) to blue (2017).

Data and Resources


Metadata Information

Metadata Field Value
ID f2141a79-c0b9-4cf9-b4d2-d591b4aaa8e6
Title Allegheny County Mortgage Foreclosure Records
Number of Resources 2
Created Timestamp August 18, 2017, 11:08 AM
Modified Timestamp October 11, 2017, 2:42 PM
License Creative Commons CCZero
Organization Allegheny County
Department Department of Court Records
Public Access Level Comment Owner names are not available as open data through the Regional Data Center to protect privacy of borrowers.
Temporal Coverage 2009-01-01/2017-09-31
Geographic Unit Parcel (Block/Lot)
Data Notes The Regional Data Center has attempted to create a standard 16-character parcel identifier from the court's lot/block format. There are cases where multiple plaintiffs are associated with a given foreclosure; in these cases, there are multiple rows in the data table for the foreclosure, one for each plaintiff (with all other information about the foreclosure being the same between the rows). Also, multiple parcels can be foreclosed on under the same case ID (with each parcel appearing in a separate row in the data table).
Frequency - Data Change Daily
Frequency - Publishing Monthly
Data Steward Email webmaster.civil@alleghenycounty.us
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