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

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Overview

Montgomery County is located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The county was formed in 1784 and named after The historic Welsh county of Montgomeryshire or Richard Montgomery, a general killed in the 1775 Battle of Quebec. The county seat is Norristown. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2016, the county has a population of approximately 821,725people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 487 square miles of which 483 square miles is land and 4.2 square miles is covered by water. Montgomery County borders the following counties: Lehigh County to the north; Bucks County to the northeast; Philadelphia County to the southeast; Delaware County to the southwest; Chester County to the west and Berks County to the northwest. Montgomery County has 69 zip codes. The zip codes are 19001, 19002, 19003, 19004, 19504, 19505, 19422, 19512, 19405, 19009, 19010, 19012, 19426, 18915, 19428, 19025, 18041, 19027, 19031, 19034, 19435, 19525, 19035, 19038, 18054, 19436, 19437, 19438, 19040, 19440, 19041, 19083, 19044, 19006, 19046, 19406, 19444, 19446, 19066, 19453, 18936, 19072, 19401, 19403, 19454, 19456, 19075, 18070, 18073, 18074, 19118, 19150, 19460, 19462, 19464, 18076, 19468, 19472, 19473, 19474, 18964, 19477, 18969, 19085, 19087, 19090, 19095, 19096 and 19492. The most populated zip code is 19446.

Montgomery County Open Records Office Information

The Open Records Law or commonly known as the “Act 3 of 2008” ensures a system for inspecting and/or obtaining copies of the County’s public records. Montgomery County has adopted its own Open Records Policy to implement this Law. Open Records Requests may be made to the County’s Open Records Officer in person, by mail, by fax, or by email.

For further information regarding Open Records Law, visit the following link:

Open Records Request Forms:

Environmental Reports

Requests to the County Detectives/ District Attorney

Criminal Court Records

Divorce Records and Other Civil Court Records

Marriage Records and Wills

All Other Records

Montgomery County Open Records Office Website:

The mailing address of the Montgomery County Open Records Office is:

P.O. Box 311
Norristown, PA 19404-0311

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

Court House
2 E. Airy Street
Norristown, PA 19404-0311
Phone: 610-278-3000
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Montgomery County Clerk of Courts Office Information

The Clerk of Courts is the clerk of the criminal court and retains custody of all original cases. Court costs and restitution are assessed and collected for each case and these court-related costs are eventually distributed in accordance with the law to the appropriate municipal, county, and state offices and restitution victims. The Clerk of Courts is responsible for the collection of bail money and its return to the surety upon completion of court action. The office also maintains miscellaneous records and dockets relating to the division of election districts, the appointment of election officials, constables, and private detectives. Public access to case information is available in the Clerk of Courts’ office during normal business hours.

The mailing address of the Montgomery County Clerk of Courts Office is:

Montgomery County Clerk of Courts Office
P.O. Box 311
Norristown, PA 19404-0311

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

Court House
2 E. Airy Street
Second Floor
Norristown, PA 19404-0311
Phone: (610) 278-3346
Fax: (610) 278-5188
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m.– 4:15 p.m.

Ann Thornburg Weiss is the Clerk of Courts of Montgomery County. She can be contacted at (610) 278-3346.

Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds Office Information

The Recorder of Deeds is responsible for maintaining the integrity of all land records and documents recorded at the office, and collecting and distributing county and state fees and real estate transfer taxes for the state, townships, boroughs, and school districts of Montgomery County. The Recorder of Deeds is also responsible for administering oaths and recording the commissions of notary’s public. The office also acts as the repository for bonds and commissions of county elected officials, common pleas judges and magisterial district judges; military discharge papers (DD214s) of all eligible service and reserve members; subdivision, state highway, and railroad plans; powers of attorney; and other miscellaneous documents.

The Recorder of Deeds is the custodian of all records and indexes relating to land transactions, and is required to archive all documents relating to land transactions in Montgomery County. The office records documents that include deeds, real estate transfers and agreements, mortgages, and assignments Sheriff’s deeds; State highway and railroad plans; Sub-division plans; Charters; Powers of attorney; Commissions for elected officials, common pleas and magisterial district judges, and notary’s public throughout the county; DD214s (military discharge papers); Condominium plans; Municipal maps; Post-construction storm water management documents; Ordinances and Special Ordinances.

With the exception of military discharge papers, most documents recorded by the Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds are public records and is accessible to the public for inspection.

To access Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds online service, visit the link below:

To search Montgomery County Public Records, visit the link below:

The mailing address of the Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds Office is:

Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds (USPS)
One Montgomery Plaza, Suite 303
P.O. Box 311
Norristown, PA 19404

Or,

Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds (UPS/FEDEX)
425 Swede Street; Swede and Airy Streets
One Montgomery Plaza, Suite 303
Norristown, PA 19401

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

One Montgomery Plaza
3rd Floor
Norristown, PA 19404
Phone: (610) 278-3289
Fax: (610) 278-3869
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Recording Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Jeanne Sorg is the Recorder of Deeds of Montgomery County. She can be contacted at (610) 278-3289.

Montgomery, PA Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-20091,015,741
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200929,983
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20093,754
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20094,138
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20093,302
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20091,370
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-200912,161
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200974,249
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20097,655
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-200914,387
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20092,177
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-2009188,999
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20093,969
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20098,788
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-2009180,244
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009123,498
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20095,060
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20093,625
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200955,052
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20091,466
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200928,356
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-200914,537
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-200914,137
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20096,749
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20094,276
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20096,405
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20094,006
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20099,613
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200910,057
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20094,420
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-2009152,700

Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds Office
County Government Office

Address: 425 Swede St #303, Norristown, PA 19401, United States
Phone: 610-278-3289

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