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

Mercer County, Pennsylvania Overview

Mercer County is located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The county was formed in 1800 and named after Hugh Mercer, a Revolutionary War general. The county seat is Mercer. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2015, the county has a population of approximately 114,234people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 683 square miles of which 673 square miles is land and 10 square miles is water. Mercer County borders the following counties: Crawford County to the north; Venango County to the east; Butler County to the southeast; Lawrence County to the south; Mahoning County, Ohio to the southwest and Trumbull County, Ohio to the west. Mercer County has 28 zip codes. The zip codes are 16110, 16311, 16113, 16114, 16314, 16121, 16124, 16125, 16127, 16130, 16148, 16133, 16134, 16137, 16142, 16342, 16143, 16145, 16146, 16150, 16151, 16057, 16153, 16154, 16362, 16156, 16159 and 16161. The most populated zip code is 16125.

Mercer County Open Records Office Information

The Office of Open Records enforces the state’s Right-to-Know law and serves as a resource for citizens, public officials and members of the media in obtaining public records of their government. A citizen’s right-to-know fosters accountability, prevents abuses of power and promotes trust in government. To request information, an individual needs to submit a written Open Records Request to the Mercer County Open Records Office.

To download Open Records Request Form, check the link below:

Further information about the open records policy for Mercer County, visit the following link:

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

Mercer County Open Records Office
103 Courthouse
Mercer, PA 16137
Phone: (724) 662-7534 or, (724) 662-7542
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Ann Morrison is the Open Records Officer of Mercer County. She can be contacted at (724) 662-7534 or, (724) 662-7542.

Mercer County Open Records Office Staff:

Jeff Greenburg, Alternate Records Officer

Mercer County Clerk of Courts Office Information

The Offices of Clerk of Courts, Register of Wills and Clerk of Orphans’ Court and this elected official is known as a “dual officeholder”. This officeholder is the filing office for the Court of Common Pleas of Mercer County for criminal cases, juvenile cases, children and youth cases, estates, guardianships, adoptions, marriage licenses and various miscellaneous matters. The Clerk and Register is responsible for maintaining all original records.

It is the responsibility of the Clerk of Courts Office to maintain and file all documents, pleadings and orders for the Court of Common Pleas. The Clerk of Courts Office handles cases that include Summary Appeals, bail bonding applications, all criminal cases, juvenile cases, children and youth cases and various other miscellaneous matters. The Clerk of Courts Office also processes road and bridge dockets, detective licenses, constable and tax collectors’ bonds, appointments of public officials, township audits and township reports. It is also the responsibility of the Clerk of Courts to properly assess, collect and distribute all costs, fines and/or restitution with regard to all these matters and in accord with the law.

The Office of Register of Wills has jurisdiction over the probate of wills and grant of letters of administration when a person dies. In the case of a conflict for the appointment of an executor or administrator, the Register of Wills is required to conduct informal and formal hearings in an attempt to resolve the conflict before referring it to the Court of Common Pleas, Orphans’ Court Division. The Register of Wills in each county is also the Agent for the Department of Revenue in the filing of inheritance tax returns, collection of inheritance taxes owed and transmittal to the Department of Revenue.

The Office of Clerk of Orphans’ Court takes the application and issues marriage licenses for Mercer County and is responsible for the Court of Common Pleas records with regard to estate proceedings, guardianship proceedings and adoption proceedings.

The physical address of the Mercer County Clerk of Courts Office is:

112 Mercer County Courthouse
Mercer, PA 16137
Email: kkloos@mcc.co.mercer.pa.us
Phone: (724) 662-3800 ext. 2248
Fax: (724) 662-1604
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Kathleen M. Kloos is the Clerk of Courts of Mercer County. She can be contacted at (724) 662-3800 ext. 2248 or emailed at kkloos@mcc.co.mercer.pa.us

Mercer County Recorder’s Office Information

The Recorder’s Office records real estate deeds, mortgages, agreements, leases, powers of attorney, financing statements (UCC), easements and rights of way, subdivision plans, agricultural security areas, notary bonds, oil and gas leases, and any other documents that affect real estate. All Veteran’s discharges are recorded in this office. The office also takes oaths and record bonds for all notaries in the County. The Recorder of Deeds office began recording land records in 1803. All records have been microfilmed for easy access and historical retention. The Recorder’s Office also maintains information pertaining to family history, titles for real estate conveyances and Mercer County’s heritage. The Recorder’s Office acts as the agent for the Department of Revenue and collects realty transfer tax on all transfers of property, which is later distributed to the Commonwealth, municipalities and school districts.

All recordings except for military discharges are public information. To search Mercer County Public Records online, visit the link below:

The physical address of the Mercer County Recorder’s Office is:

Mercer County Recorder’s Office
109 Courthouse
Mercer, PA 16137-0066
Phone: (724) 662-3800
Fax: (724) 662-2096
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Dee Dee Zickar is the Recorder of Mercer County. She can be contacted at (724) 662-3800.

Mercer, PA Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009148,164
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20095,539
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009227
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009289
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20091,149
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200974
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20094,076
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200913,071
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009611
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20092,420
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009349
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200937,497
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009657
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20092,347
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200920,343
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-200915,020
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009316
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009400
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20096,069
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200990
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20091,262
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20095,046
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20093,064
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20094,605
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009293
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20091,315
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009551
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009542
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20092,039
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009188
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200912,750
Mercer County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Mercer 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:Mercer County Marriage License
Location:Register & Clerk Of Orphans’ Court, 100 North Diamond Street, Mercer, Pennsylvania, 16137
Phone:724-662-7548

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