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

Perry County, Pennsylvania Overview

Perry County is located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The county was formed in 1820 and named after Oliver Hazard Perry, War of 1812 commodore. The county seat is New Bloomfield. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2015, the county has a population of approximately 45,685people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 556 square miles of which 551 square miles is land and 4.1 square miles is water. Perry County borders the following counties: Juniata County to the north; Northumberland County to the northeast; Dauphin County to the east; Cumberland County to the south and Franklin County to the southwest. Perry County has 16 zip codes. The zip codes are 17006, 17020, 17021, 17024, 17035, 17037, 17040, 17045, 17047, 17053, 17062, 17068, 17069, 17071, 17074 and 17090. The most populated zip code is 17020.

Perry County Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts Information

The Prothonotary’s Office is a dual-function office that includes the Prothonotary and the Clerk of Courts. The Prothonotary handles Criminal, Civil and Juvenile actions. These actions are filed, docketed and indexed in this office. Civil Actions include trespass, assumpsit, equity, ejectment, mechanic’s liens, stipulation against liens, plus filing of secured transactions, insurance bond financial statements and notary registration.

The Clerk of Courts has charge of all criminal filings, exhibits, witnesses and jurors. Administering oaths, certifying legal documents, processing passports, filing State and County reports and distributing fines and costs collected are more duties of the Clerk of Courts.

The mailing/physical address of the Perry County Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts is:

Brenda J. Albright
Prothonotary and Clerk of Court Office
P.O. Box# 325
New Bloomfield, PA 17068
Phone: 717-582-2131
Fax: 717-582-5167
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Brenda J. Albright is the Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts of Perry County. She can be contacted at 717-582-2131.

Perry County Register and Recorder’s Office Information

The Recorder of Deeds is responsible for the preservation of land records in Perry County. The office records all documents relating to real estate property in the County. The Recorder is also responsible for the recording of military discharges. The Recorder acts as the agent for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the collection of realty transfer tax. The Register of Wills has jurisdiction over the probate of wills and granting of letters. The Register of Wills maintains the records on all estates probated for county residents. The Register is also the agent for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the collection of Inheritance Tax.

The Clerk of the Orphans’ Court is responsible for adjudicated incapacitated filings, estates of minors, and adoption proceedings. The Clerk of the Orphans’ Court also issues marriage license and maintain the records for the licenses issued. The Register and Recorder office also issues online marriage licenses.

All records, except military discharges, are public and is accessible for anyone to view. These records are available online through LANDEX.com. You can either sign up to use the remote services as a customer. The links are as follows:

The mailing address of the Perry County Register and Recorder’s Office is:

P.O. Box 223
New Bloomfield, PA 17068

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

Perry County Courthouse
2 East Main Street
New Bloomfield, PA 17068
Email: wwelfley@perryco.org
Phone: (717) 582-2131
Fax: (717) 582-5149
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Wendy Welfley is the Register and Recorder of Perry County. She can be contacted at (717) 582-2131 or emailed at wwelfley@perryco.org

Perry, PA Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200950,093
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20093,519
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200974
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009164
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009117
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200976
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20091,687
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20092,685
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009240
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009653
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009117
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200921,365
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009216
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009158
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20096,559
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20092,252
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009181
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009137
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20091,006
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200972
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009221
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20091,079
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009767
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009217
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200936
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009196
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009227
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009160
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009618
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20093,868
Perry County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Perry 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:Perry County Marriage License
Location:Register & Clerk Of Orphans’ Court, 2 East Main Street, New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, 17068
Phone:N/A

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