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

Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Overview

Luzerne County is located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The county was formed in 1786 and named after Anne-César, Chevalier de la Luzerne, and French ambassador to the U.S. who aided republican causes. The county seat is Wilkes-Barre. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2015, the county has a population of approximately 318,449people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 906 square miles of which 890 square miles is land and 16 square miles is water. Luzerne County borders the following counties: Carbon County to the southeast; Columbia County to the west; Lackawanna County to the northeast; Monroe County to the east; Schuylkill County to the south; Sullivan County to the northwest and Wyoming County to the north. Luzerne County has 52 zip codes. The zip codes are 18602, 18216, 17814, 18603, 18610, 17815, 18219, 18612, 18221, 18222, 18642, 18223, 18615, 18224, 18617, 18424, 18225, 18618, 18201, 18202, 18621, 18622, 18704, 18234, 18709, 18239, 18707, 18634, 18635, 18636, 18241, 18244, 18640, 18641, 18643, 18651, 18246, 18708, 18655, 17878, 18249, 18656, 18251, 18660, 18255, 18256, 18661, 18701, 18702, 18705, 18706 and 18644. The most populated zip code is 18702.

Luzerne County Clerk of Courts Office Information

The Clerk of Courts acts as the custodian of the criminal court records. This office also preserves juvenile delinquency and dependency court records. Clerk of Courts is live on the Pennsylvania Common Pleas Case Management System, also known as CPCMS. All 67 Counties in Pennsylvania utilize CPCMS to facilitate the transfer of information and data from the Magisterial District Courts, Court of Common Pleas, and PA State Police.

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

Luzerne County Court House
200 N River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711
Phone: (570) 825-1585
Fax: (570) 825-1843
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Luzerne County Recorder of Deeds Office Information

The Luzerne County Recorder of Deeds Office preserves the integrity, accuracy, and continuity of the public land records of Luzerne County. This helps the public, businesses, and other government entities to acquire accurate, timely information which is important to secure property ownership and engage in real estate transactions with confidence. The Recorder of Deeds Office acts as a collection agent for realty transfer tax for the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, along with all of the municipalities and school districts in the County of Luzerne. The Recorder of Deeds collects fees for The Luzerne County Housing Trust Fund. The office also collects funds for the Commonwealth Court Computer Automation and Equal Access to Justice Program, which is used to computerize the state court system and to enable low-income individuals to help afford legal aid in times of need. The Recorder of Deeds Office also collects archive funds for the historical preservation and archiving of all Luzerne County land records.

The physical address of the Luzerne County Recorder of Deeds Office is:

Luzerne County Courthouse
200 North River Street
Wilkes Barre, PA 18711
Phone: (570) 825-1641
Fax: (570) 970-4580
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00a.m. – 4:30p.m.

Luzerne, PA Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009423,525
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200911,310
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20092,460
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009677
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20091,604
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009260
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20099,885
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200922,389
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20091,015
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20094,147
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009473
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200959,946
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20092,091
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20092,406
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200962,724
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-200954,191
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200911,101
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009619
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200976,056
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-2009289
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200910,553
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20092,408
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20093,127
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200918,848
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009389
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20091,578
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009337
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20094,132
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200916,596
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009664
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200930,222
Luzerne County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Luzerne 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:Luzerne County Marriage License
Location:Register Of Wills, Penn Place Annex, 20 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 18702
Phone:570-825-1668

Luzerne County Recorder-Deeds Office
County Government Office

Address: 200 N River St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701, United States
Phone: 570-825-1641

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