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

Northumberland County, Pennsylvania Overview

Northumberland County is located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The county was formed in 1772 and named after The English county of Northumberland. The county seat is Sunbury. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2015, the county has a population of approximately 93,246 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 478 square miles of which 458 square miles is land and 19 square miles is water. Northumberland County borders the following counties: Lycoming County to the north; Montour County to the northeast; Columbia County to the east; Schuylkill County to the southeast; Dauphin County to the south; Perry County to the southwest; Juniata County to the west; Snyder County to the west and Union County to the west. Northumberland County has 28 zip codes. The zip codes are 17866, 17017, 17821, 17730, 17823, 17824, 17830, 17941, 17834, 17836, 17840, 17832, 17749, 17847, 17850, 17851, 17756, 17857, 17860, 17964, 17865, 17867, 17868, 17872, 17801, 17881, 17772 and 17777. The most populated zip code is 17801.

Northumberland County Prothonotary’s Office Information

The primary function of the Prothonotary’s Office is to maintain documents relating to civil cases, including judgments that have been filed with Northumberland County. These documents are all available for review by the public. The Prothonotary’s Office also serves as the Clerk of Courts. The Clerk of Courts is responsible for recording and maintaining documents relating to current and past criminal cases. The Clerk of Courts handles criminal records, adoption records, guardianships, estate matters, marriage records and licenses, birth and death records.

The physical address of the Northumberland County Prothonotary’s Office is:

201 Market Street
Sunbury, PA 17801
Phone: (570) 988-4151 (Civil), (570) 988-4148 (Criminal)
Fax: (570) 988-4581
Office Hours: Monday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Jamie Saleski is the Prothonotary of Northumberland County. He can be contacted at (570) 988-4151 (Civil) or (570) 988-4148 (Criminal).

Northumberland County Register and Recorder’s Office Information

The Register of Wills handles probate estates, collects Pennsylvania inheritance tax, and files Pennsylvania resident inheritance tax returns. The Recorder of Deeds files and records land records like deeds, mortgages, mortgage satisfactions, mortgage releases, article of agreements, UCC filings, notary publics and power of attorneys.

Northumberland County Register and Recorder’s Office Website:

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

201 Market Street
1st Floor
Sunbury, PA 17801
Phone: (570) 988-4143
Fax: (570) 988-4141
Office Hours: Monday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. Tuesday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Tina Mertz is the Register and Recorder of Northumberland County. She can be contacted at (570) 988-4143.

Northumberland, PA Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009104,364
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20096,561
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200946
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009206
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009300
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009151
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20096,258
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20095,450
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009197
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20091,693
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009118
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200933,671
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009227
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009436
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200910,652
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20097,785
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009910
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-200994
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200910,834
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200932
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009804
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009841
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20091,244
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20091,063
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009555
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009480
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20091,682
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20091,791
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200911
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20096,576
Northumberland County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Northumberland 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:Northumberland County Marriage License
Location:Register & Clerk Of Orphans’ Court, 201 Market Street, Sunbury, Pennsylvania, 17801
Phone:570-988-4143

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