(1) Unless otherwise specified by law, the fees to be charged and collected by the Commissioner of Records shall be as follows:
(a) For recording deeds, $214.00 to be allocated as follows: $107.00 to be placed in the General Fund; and $107.00 to be placed in the Housing Trust Fund to be used for the purposes specified in Chapter 21-1600 of this Code; for deeds subject to additional fees under Section 2-202, additional fees in an amount determined by regulation of the Department of Records to cover the additional costs incurred by the City in investigating, processing, and administering the recordation of such deeds. Upon presentation of such proof as the Commissioner of Records may require, the fees imposed pursuant to this subsection (1)(a) shall be waived for recording any deed that transfers title from a deceased spouse or life partner, or the estate thereof, to the surviving spouse or life partner; or for recording any deed that confirms title in a surviving spouse or life partner. For those who present documentation that a recorded deed was fraudulent, recording fees for corrective deeds shall be waived; required documentation shall be determined by the Commissioner of Records.
(b) For recording mortgages, $184.00 to be allocated as follows: $92.00 to be placed in the General Fund; and $92.00 to be placed in the Housing Trust Fund to be used for the purposes specified in Chapter 21-1600 of this Code.
(c) For recording mortgage satisfaction pieces and the release and assignment of mortgages, $182.00 to be allocated as follows: $91.00 to be placed in the General Fund; and $91.00 to be placed in the Housing Trust Fund, to be used for the purposes specified in Chapter 21-1600 of this Code.
(d) For notary public commissions, City, county, or special police officer commissions, powers of attorney, and any other instrument of writing, including filings under the Uniform Commercial Code, $91.00.
(e) The fees for recording documents not herein specifically provided for shall be the same as for similar documents, as nearly as can be practically ascertained.
(2) All fees shall be exclusive of any tax or any fee payable to any state or federal government entity now or hereafter provided by law which the Commissioner of Records is or shall be required to collect.
(3) The Philadelphia Land Bank shall be exempt from the payment of fees under this Section in connection with its acquisition of property.