Lookup Public Records in Delaware CountyPennsylvania. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Delaware County, Pennsylvania Overview

Delaware County is located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The county was formed in 1789 and named after Delaware River, itself named for Lord De La Warr. The county seat is Media. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2016, the county has a population of approximately 563,402people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 191 square miles of which 184 square miles is land and 6.8 square miles is water. Delaware County borders the following counties: Montgomery County, Pennsylvania to the north; Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania to the northeast; Gloucester County, New Jersey to the southeast; New Castle County, Delaware to the southwest and Chester County, Pennsylvania to the west. Delaware County has 43 zip codes. The zip codes are 19003, 19014, 19312, 19015, 19008, 19010, 19317, 19013, 19017, 19319, 19018, 19022, 19023, 19026, 19029, 19032, 19033, 19060, 19342, 19036, 19041, 19083, 19043, 19050, 19061, 19063, 19070, 19073, 19074, 19113, 19076, 19078, 19079, 19064, 19081, 19373, 19082, 19085, 19086, 19087, 19382, 19094 and 19096. The most populated zip code is 19082.

Delaware County Open Records Office Information

There are two Open records offices within the Delaware County. One is for the Official County Government Documents and the second one is for the Court Financial Records.

Official County Government Documents Request

To request access to a public record of the County of Delaware, the written request should be made in the following ways:

By Mail:

Anne Coogan, Open Records Officer
201 West Front Street, Room 206
Media, PA 19063

By Hand-delivery:

Anne Coogan, Open Records Officer
Delaware County Government Center
201 West Front Street, Room 206
Media, PA 19063
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

By Email: OpenRecords@co.delaware.pa.us

By Fax: (610) 891-8759

The Open Records Request Form should include the following information alongside the written request:

  • Your name and mailing address.
  • Your telephone number or e-mail address.
  • A detailed description of the Public Record you are seeking.

    The Open Records Request Form can be downloaded from the link below:

    Court Financial Records Request

    To request access to a Judicial Financial Record of the Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County, the written request should be made in the following ways:

    By Mail: Address your request to:

    Gerald C. Montella, Esquire, District Court Administrator, Court Records Manager
    201 W. Front Street
    Media, PA 19063

    Or,

    By Hand-delivery:

    Gerald C. Montella, Esquire, District Court Administrator, Court Records Manager
    Delaware County Courthouse
    District Court Administrator’s Office
    201 W. Front Street
    Media, PA 19063

    By Email: OpenRecordsCourts@co.delaware.pa.us

    By Fax: (610) 566-9128

    Use the printable Rule 509 Records Request Form should include the following information alongside the written request:

  • Your name and mailing address.
  • Your telephone number or e-mail address.
  • A detailed description of the Public Record you are seeking.

    The Rule 509 Request Form can be downloaded from the link below:

    Delaware County Clerk’s Office Information

    The County Clerk is responsible for the following duties:

  • Records, certifies, and implements actions of County Council.
  • Processes County Council’s appointments of individuals to boards and commissions.
  • Approves and records county grants for Memorial Day expenses of veterans associations and grave markers for deceased veterans.
  • Notifies successful and unsuccessful bidders on County contracts and maintains files on such contracts after they have been executed by County Council.
  • Gives public notice of all meetings of County Council and prepares the agenda and minutes of such meetings.
  • Maintains all of the records of County Government, such as ordinances, agreements, contracts, and other pertinent legal documents.
  • Receives and responds to Open Records/Right-to-Know Requests; Make an Open Record Requests.
  • In general, most official business of County Council is channeled through the County Clerk.

    The physical address of the Delaware County Clerk’s Office is:

    Government Center, Second Floor
    Room 206
    201 W. Front Street
    Media, PA 19063
    Phone: (610) 891-4260
    Fax: (610) 891-8759
    Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Anne M. Coogan is the Clerk of Courts of Delaware County. She can be contacted at (610) 891-4260.

    Delaware County Recorder of Deeds Office Information

    The Recorder of Deeds processes and preserves records relating to real property. Documents processed include deeds, mortgages, satisfactions of mortgage, financial statements, veterans discharge papers, notary publics, police commissions, highway plans, subdivision plans, powers of attorney, assignments of mortgage, and releases of mortgage.

    The Recorder of Deeds has records that date back to the year 1789. Copies of all documents from 1799 to the present are available to the residents of Delaware County. Copies can only be retrieved at the Recorder of Deeds Office.

    All the documents are available to the public for inspection and are accessible online. Online Public Access to these records can be done by visiting the following link:

    The physical address of the Delaware County Recorder of Deeds Office is:

    Government Center, Room 107
    201 W. Front Street
    Media, PA 19063
    Phone: (610) 891-4152
    Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Thomas J. Judge, Sr. is the Recorder of Deeds of Delaware County. He can be contacted at (610) 891-4152.

    Delaware, PA Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009702,849
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200913,391
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20092,438
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20092,082
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20091,320
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20091,347
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20095,947
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200952,225
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20093,929
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20099,271
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20091,451
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200991,644
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20095,357
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20093,027
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-2009163,500
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009103,036
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20093,678
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20092,874
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200927,444
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-2009662
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20097,872
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-200910,631
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-200910,181
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20092,086
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20099,853
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20094,217
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20091,573
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20095,126
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20096,290
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20095,114
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-2009130,544
    Delaware County Marriage License Office
    In order to obtain a marriage license in Delaware County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
    State Law:Marriage – Title 23, Part I
    All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
    Office:Delaware County Marriage License
    Location:Register & Clerk Of Orphans’ Court, 201 W. Front Street, Government Center Bldg., Media, Pennsylvania, 19063
    Phone:610-891-4548

    Delaware County Recorder-Deeds Office
    County Government Office

    Address: 201 W Front St # 107, Media, PA 19063, United States
    Phone: 610-891-4152

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