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

Franklin County, Pennsylvania Overview

Franklin County is located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The county was formed in 1784 and named after Benjamin Franklin, the key founding father of the United States. The county seat is Chambersburg. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2015, the county has a population of approximately 153,638people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 773 square miles of which 772 square miles is land and 0.6 square miles is water. Franklin County borders the following counties: Juniata County to the north; Perry County to the northeast; Cumberland County to the northeast; Huntingdon County to the Northwest; Adams County to the east; Frederick County, Maryland to the southeast; Washington County, Maryland to the south and Fulton County to the west. Franklin County has 33 zip codes. The zip codes are 17210, 17214, 17201, 17202, 17217, 17219, 17220, 17021, 17221, 17222, 17224, 17225, 17235, 17236, 17237, 17240, 17244, 17246, 17247, 17250, 17251, 17252, 17254, 17256, 17257, 17261, 17262, 17263, 17265, 17268, 17270, 17271 and 17272. The most populated zip code is 17202.

Franklin County Open Records Office Information

The Franklin County Office of Open Records provides access to public information and enforces the state’s Right-to-Know law. Its primary function is to serve as a resource for citizens, public officials and members of the media in obtaining public records of Franklin County. A written request should be submitted to obtain information.

To Download Open Records Request Form, visit the link below:

To know about the Open Records Policy, follow the given link below:

However, not all kind of information is available for the public. The following type of information that will not be available in Open Records:

  • Social Security numbers.
  • Drivers’ license numbers.
  • Employee numbers.
  • Home, cellular or personal phone numbers.
  • Personal financial information.
  • House addresses of law enforcement and judges.
  • A minor’s name, home address, date of birth.
  • Pre-decisional deliberations.
  • A transcript or copy of a 911 recording (without a court order or subpoena).
  • A record from a Court or court-related office (except financial records).

    These records must be requested directly from the appropriate office since they are part of the unified judicial system and do not fall under the requirements of the Open Records Law.

    The physical address of the Franklin County Open Records Office is:

    Franklin County Commissioners’ Office
    14 North Main Street
    Chambersburg, PA 17201
    Email: jcbyers@franklincountypa.gov
    Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Jean C. Byers is the Open Records Officer of Franklin County. He can be emailed at jcbyers@franklincountypa.gov

    Franklin County Clerk of Courts/Orphans’ Court Office Information

    The Clerk of Courts Office handles criminal records, adoption records, guardianships, estate matters, marriage records and licenses, birth and death records. The Clerk of Courts Office of Franklin County also acts as the Clerk of Orphans’ Court Office. The Orphans’ Court Office is responsible for processing all orphans’ court documents.

    The physical address of the Franklin County Clerk of Courts/Orphans’ Court Office is:

    157 Lincoln Way East
    Chambersburg, PA 17201
    Email: tarock@franklincountypa.gov
    Phone: (717) 261-3805
    Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Todd Rock is the Clerk of Courts/Orphans’ Court of Franklin County. He can be contacted at (717) 261-3805 or emailed at tarock@franklincountypa.gov

    Franklin County Clerk of Courts/Orphans’ Court Office Staffs:

    Ellen Black, Department Clerk II

    Dianne Brunner, Department Clerk II
    Email: dmbrunner@franklincountypa.gov

    Martha Burkholder, Second Deputy
    Email: mburkholder@franklincountypa.gov

    Amy Hall, Department Clerk II
    Email: akhall@franklincountypa.gov

    Kimberly Kulpak, Department Clerk II
    Email: klkulpak@franklincountypa.gov

    Nancy Marshall, Department Clerk II
    Email: nmarshall@franklincountypa.gov

    Dorothy Martin, Department Clerk II
    Email: ddmartin@franklincountypa.gov

    Kathy Rhyne, Chief Deputy
    Email: karhyne@franklincountypa.gov

    Franklin County Register and Recorder’s Office Information

    The Register and Recorder’s Office of Franklin County performs the following duties:

  • Records all documents pertaining to land records, deeds, mortgages, etc.
  • Handles the probate of estates upon death for executors or administrators.
  • Collection agency for Dept. of Revenue for State Realty Transfer Tax.
  • Inheritance tax.
  • Records military discharge records.

    All documents listed above are registered, recorded, and filed within this office. All recorded documents are public and be accessible through the LANDEX System. You can access Recorder of Deeds online at:

    The physical address of the Franklin County Register and Recorder’s Office is:

    Courthouse Annex
    157 Lincoln Way East
    Chambersburg, PA 17201
    Email: lmiller@franklincountypa.gov
    Phone: (717) 261-3872
    Fax: (717) 709-7211
    Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Linda Miller is the Register and Recorder of Franklin County. She can be contacted at (717) 261-3872 or emailed at lmiller@franklincountypa.gov

    Franklin County Register and Recorder’s Office Staff:

    Joy Heinbaugh, Chief Deputy
    Email: jrheinba@franklincountypa.gov

    Franklin, PA Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009155,743
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200915,283
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009494
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009575
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009357
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009202
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20092,684
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200910,628
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20091,525
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20092,757
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009539
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200956,046
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009555
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009535
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200918,068
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20095,372
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009258
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009385
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20093,244
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200984
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009363
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20094,402
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20092,990
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009581
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009148
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20091,061
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20091,718
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009287
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20091,287
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009212
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200919,617
    Franklin County Marriage License Office
    In order to obtain a marriage license in Franklin 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:Franklin County Marriage License
    Location:Clerk Of Orphan’S Court Office, 157 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, 17201
    Phone:717-261-3805

    Franklin County Recorder-Register of Deeds Office
    County Government Office

    Address: 157 Lincoln Way E, Chambersburg, PA 17201, United States
    Phone: 717-261-3872

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