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

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Overview

Philadelphia County is located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The county was formed in 1682 and named after “Brotherly love” from Greek philos (“love”) and adelphos (“brother”). The county seat is Philadelphia. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2016, the county has a population of approximately 1,567,872people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 143 square miles of which 134 square miles is land and 8.6 square miles is water. Philadelphia County borders the following counties: Bucks County to the northeast; Burlington County, New Jersey to the east; Camden County, New Jersey to the southeast; Gloucester County, New Jersey to the south; Delaware County to the southwest and Montgomery County to the northwest. Philadelphia County has 48 zip codes. The zip codes are 19102, 19103, 19104, 19106, 19107, 19109, 19111, 19112, 19114, 19115, 19116, 19118, 19119, 19120, 19121, 19122, 19123, 19124, 19125, 19126, 19127, 19128, 19129, 19130, 19131, 19132, 19133, 19134, 19135, 19136, 19137, 19138, 19139, 19140, 19141, 19142, 19143, 19144, 19145, 19146, 19147, 19148, 19149, 19150, 19151, 19152, 19153 and 19154. The most populated zip code is 19120.

Philadelphia County Office of Judicial Records Information

The Office of Judicial Records serves the Criminal Court of Common Pleas and Municipal Court as well as the Juvenile Division of Family Court. The Office is the custodian of criminal court records and is responsible for recording court decisions and issuance of bench warrants, assessment, receipt and disbursement of bail and all court imposed fines, fees, and restitution, acceptance of court filings manually and electronically, entering civil judgments on bail forfeitures and court imposed fines, fees and restitution, and issuing commitments or discharges for defendants. The Office of Judicial Records also acts as the custodian of juvenile delinquency and dependency court records and handles all matters related to court cases, including sending subpoenas to witnesses and notifying attorneys of case dates and activities.

The physical address of the Philadelphia County Office is Judicial Records is:

Office of Judicial Records – Criminal
First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
1301 Filbert Street
Room 310 The Juanita Kidd Stout Center for Criminal Justice
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Philadelphia County Document Recording Office Information

The Document Recording Division is responsible for recording and/or filing any legal instrument pertinent to the title to real estate in the City of Philadelphia and various other matters. These legal instruments or documents include but not limited to notary commissions, Uniform Commercial Code, police commissions, judge’s commissions and oaths, military discharges, and charters for corporations doing business in Philadelphia.
The Document Recording Division also controls the title registration for the Board of Revision of Taxes and other city agencies, accepts changes in registry ownership, and maintains the city’s official parcel base maps. As this division acts as the central contact for many public records, it accepts applications for police record checks, good conduct letters, and various other police and emergency response reports. The Document Recording Division also collects transfer taxes and various services fees related to the recording of real estate documents and the sale of records to the public.

Most records, except for military discharges, are public information and can be accessed online. Access is provided by subscription for time periods of one day, one week, one month or one year. You may subscribe online by credit card.

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The physical address of the Philadelphia County Document Recording Office is:

Records Department Document Recording Unit
Room 111 City Hall
Broad & Market Streets
Philadelphia, Pa. 19107

Philadelphia, PA Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-20091,682,299
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200923,675
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20097,795
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20092,820
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20092,192
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009900
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20095,962
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200950,254
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20095,476
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-200912,733
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20091,798
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-2009131,314
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20094,526
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20095,972
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-2009210,680
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009135,386
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20096,209
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20092,291
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200964,845
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20093,476
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200927,436
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-200910,641
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20098,883
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20092,574
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200930,177
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20093,961
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20091,712
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200914,427
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20094,288
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200924,797
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-2009845,356
Philadelphia County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Philadelphia 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:Philadelphia County Marriage License
Location:Register Of Wills, Broad & Market Streets, City Hall Rm. 415, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107
Phone:215-686-2233

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