Lancaster County, PA Birth, Death, Marriage, Divorce Records
Certified copies of Lancaster County birth and death records are restricted to immediate family, for records 1906-present. Certified copies can be requested in person, by mail, or online from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Division of Vital Records in New Castle. Marriage and divorce records are unrestricted court records, and requests for these records should be directed to the County Clerk of Court in Lancaster. All records prior to 1906 are considered historical and unrestricted, found at the Pennsylvania State Archives in Harrisburg, the Lancaster County Historical Society, or the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. The county of Lancaster dates to 1729, when it was formed from Chester County.
Lancaster County Recorder Office - Birth, Death, Marriage & Divorce Records
Lancaster County Prothonotary
PO Box 83480
Lancaster, PA 17608-3480
Hours of Operation: 8:30AM-5PM EST
Recording Officer: County Prothonotary
Records Online: Judgment, Civil
Note: See Recorder of Deeds for real estate records.
Lancaster County Recorder
PO Box 83480
Lancaster, PA 17608
Hours of Operation: 8:30AM-4:30PM (recording); 8:30AM-5PM (for public) EST
Real Estate: 717-299-8238
Recording Officer: County Recorder of Deeds
Records Online: Real Estate, Deed, UCC, Probate, Death, Marriage
Note: No tax liens filed here.
Lancaster County Marriage & Divorce Records
Lancaster County Birth & Death Records
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