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

Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania Overview

Huntingdon County is located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The county was formed in 1787 and named after The historic English county of Huntingdonshire. The county seat is Huntingdon. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2015, the county has a population of approximately 44,430people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 889 square miles of which 875 square miles is land and 15 square miles is water. Huntingdon County borders the following counties: Centre County to the north; Mifflin County to the east; Juniata County to the east; Franklin County to the southeast; Fulton County to the south; Bedford County to the southwest and Blair County to the west. Huntingdon County has 32 zip codes. The zip codes are 16611, 17002, 17213, 16621, 17215, 16622, 16623, 16634, 16638, 16647, 16652, 17229, 16657, 17052, 17060, 17066, 17239, 17243, 16865, 16669, 16674, 17249, 17253, 16678, 17255, 17260, 16683, 17264, 16685, 16686, 16877 and 16694. The most populated zip code is 16652.

Huntingdon County Prothonotary/Clerk of Courts Office Information

The Office of Prothonotary/Clerk of Courts is divided into three primary areas of responsibility, those of Prothonotary, Quarter Sessions, and Clerk of Court. Functions related to each area of responsibility are provided below:

Prothonotary Office

The Prothonotary is responsible for the docket, index and maintain appeals, civil action law suits, equity actions, custody, divorce, protection from abuse, judgments, federal tax liens, financing statements (UCCs) and support actions. The Prothonotary’s Office also issues and indexes Writ of Executions (for Sheriff Sales), Writs of Summons, and Writ of Renewal. Other responsibilities of this office are:

  • Record Oaths of Office for all row officers as well as deputies appointed.
  • Issue subpoenas in all civil cases when requested by an attorney.
  • Administrative Oaths of Office.
  • Notarize papers.
  • Appoint Arbitrators and Boards of Viewers in certain civil actions.
  • Prepare certified copies of Divorce Decrees.
  • Record notary signature registrations.
  • Assist public with filing of Abuse Petitions.
  • Forward data on abuse cases to Pennsylvania State Police for state-wide registry.
  • Send copies of Court Orders in all civil cases to all parties of record or their attorney.
  • Issue receipts and docket for all monies coming over counter in payment of fines.

    Quarter Sessions Office

    The Prothonotary/Clerk of Courts is responsible to record, index and maintain the following documents and information as follows:

  • Municipal ordinances and resolutions regarding streets, roads and bridges.
  • Petitions to open, close, vacate and take over roads, streets and bridges.
  • Private detective license applications, issue certificates and ID cards.
  • Annual audit reports from all Huntingdon County municipalities.
  • List of all Huntingdon County elected constables and tax collectors.
  • Bond information
  • Oaths of office.
  • Appointment of majority inspectors, minority inspectors and judges of election.
  • School police officers appointed.

    Clerk of Court Office

    The Clerk of Court is responsible for the following activities:

  • Process passport applications for the United States Passport Agency
  • Docket, index and maintain all criminal cases from 4 District Magistrate offices.
  • Accept bail when appropriate in criminal cases.
  • Issue bench warrants at request of District Attorney or Probation Department.
  • Docket, index and maintain all juvenile dependency and delinquency court cases and proceedings.
  • Attend criminal trials as an officer of the Court.
  • Swear in witnesses, jury panels and tip staff.
  • Announce verdicts.
  • Assess costs for all defendants processed in court payable to the Department of Revenue, Huntingdon County and area municipalities.
  • Supply Pennsylvania DOT with information on the guilt or acquittal of each defendant charged with a motor vehicle violation.
  • Compile information and issue forms to Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts on all persons disposed of and sentenced in court as to charges, grading of crime, date of sentences, length of probation or imprisonment, court costs and fines, and bail and attorney information.
  • Issue subpoenas for appearance in court at request of attorney.
  • Docket, index and maintain summary appeals by defendants from magistrates and defendants.
  • Criminal record searches for various organizations including Penn State Police and United States Armed services and employment departments.

    The mailing address of the Huntingdon County Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts Office is:

    Huntingdon County Office of Prothonotary
    P.O. Box 39
    Huntingdon, PA 16652

    The physical address of the Huntingdon County Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts Office is:

    Huntingdon County Courthouse
    223 Penn Street
    Huntingdon, PA 16652
    Email: kcoons@huntingdoncounty.net
    Phone: (814) 643-1610 or, (814) 643-5511
    Fax: (814) 643-4271
    Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Kay Coons is the Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts of Huntingdon County. He can be contacted at (814) 643-1610 or, (814) 643-5511 or emailed at kcoons@huntingdoncounty.net

    Huntingdon County Register and Recorder’s Office Information

    The Huntingdon County Register and Recorder’s Office serves the public in three distinct areas: The Register of Wills; The Recorder of Deeds and Clerk of the Orphans’ Court. The Register of Wills decides the probate of the will of any resident decedent of the county, or of any non-resident decedent whose real estate lies within the county. The Register of Wills also acts as the agent for the Commonwealth for the collection of state inheritance taxes. The Register of Wills has jurisdiction over the probate of wills and fiduciary accounts, and maintains records on wills, inventories of estates, fiduciary accounts, inheritance taxes, and other miscellaneous records of estates.

    The Recorder of Deeds maintains records and handles transactions related to real property in the county. Documents found in this office include, but not limited to, Deeds, Mortgages, Satisfaction of Mortgage, Releases, Subdivision Plans, Agreements/Easements, Highway Maps and Secured Transactions. Recorded documents relating to this office can be found dating from 1787 to present day. The Recorder of Deeds office also records Military Discharge Records. These records are not available for the public.

    The Clerk of the Orphans’ Court is responsible for performing the administrative recordkeeping duties of that Court; processes and maintains all guardianship papers for minors and incapacitated persons, and records all documents pertaining to adoptions. The Clerk of Orphans’ Court also issues and keeps records of marriage licenses. This office also maintains records of births and deaths from the year 1894 to the year 1905. Birth and Death Certificates from 1906 to present are deemed records of the State of Pennsylvanian and copies must be requested from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Division of Vital Records.

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

    Huntingdon County Courthouse
    223 Penn Street
    Huntingdon, PA 16652
    Email: regrec@huntingdoncounty.net
    Phone: (814) 643-2740
    Fax: (814) 643-6849
    Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Virginia Cooper is the Register and Recorder of Huntingdon County. She can be contacted at (814) 643-2740 or emailed at regrec@huntingdoncounty.net

    Huntingdon, PA Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200948,304
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20092,676
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200954
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200973
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009113
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200964
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20091,815
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20093,967
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009181
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009704
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200946
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200918,204
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200956
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009120
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20097,465
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20091,806
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200941
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009137
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20091,068
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200938
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009207
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20091,301
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009785
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009261
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200912
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009309
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009299
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009166
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009626
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200959
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20094,081
    Huntingdon County Marriage License Office
    In order to obtain a marriage license in Huntingdon 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:Huntingdon County Marriage License
    Location:Register & Clerk Of Orphans’ Court, 223 Penn Street, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, 16652
    Phone:814-643-2740
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