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

York County, Pennsylvania Overview

York County is located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The county was formed in 1749 and named after The English city of York. The county seat is York. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2015, the county has a population of approximately 442,867 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 911 square miles of which 904 square miles is land and 6.5 square miles is water. York County borders the following counties: Cumberland County to the north; Dauphin County to the northeast; Lancaster County to the east; Harford County, Maryland to the southeast; Baltimore County, Maryland to the south; Carroll County, Maryland to the southwest and Adams County to the west. York County has 45 zip codes. The zip codes are 17301, 17302, 17309, 17011, 17311, 17313, 17314, 17019, 17315, 17316, 17317, 17318, 17319, 17321, 17322, 17327, 17329, 17331, 17339, 17345, 17055, 17347, 17070, 17349, 17352, 17355, 17356, 17360, 17361, 17362, 17363, 17364, 17365, 17366, 17368, 17401, 17402, 17403, 17404, 17406, 17407, 17408, 17370, 17371 and 17372. The most populated zip code is 17331.

York County Open Records Office Information

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines that conform to the requirements of Act 3 of 2008 commonly known as the “Open Records Law” which fundamentally changes the “Right to Know Law”. Effective January 1, 2009, the Open Records Law mandates a presumption of disclosure and shifts the burden of denial to provide information to the government. It is the policy of the County of York that requests for and duplication of public records will adhere to the requirements and procedures of the Open Records Law.

The function of the applicable Open Records Office is to receive all Open Records requests directed to any County office, to track the progress in responding to Open Records requests, to coordinate the preparation of a response and to prepare and issue interim and final responses to Open Records requests.

If the request seeks records maintained by the York County Court of Common Pleas or departments under its control, the written request must be directed to the Open Records Official for the York County Court of Common Pleas. Denials to requests issued by the Open Records Official for the York County Court of Common Pleas may be appealed to the Appeals Officer for the York County Court of Common Pleas.

If the request seeks records maintained by the District Attorney’s Office, the written request must be directed to the Open Records Official for the District Attorney’s Office. Denials to requests issued by the Open Records Official for the District Attorney’s Office may be appealed to the Appeals Officer for the District Attorney’s Office.

York County Open Records/Right to Know Request Forms can be downloaded here:

For 19th Judicial District Open Financial Records:

For County Open Records/RTK Request Form:

For District Attorney Open Records/RTK Request Form:

York County Open Records Office Website:

York County Clerk of Courts Office Information

The York County Clerk of Courts office is responsible for all of the criminal court records for the York County Court of Common Pleas. The Clerk of Courts also serves as the record keeper of the Criminal Division of the York County Court of Common Pleas. The documents that are accepted for filing include:

  • Criminal records
  • Juvenile court records
  • Summary convictions
  • Bonds filed by Tax Collectors and Constables
  • Financial statements of Townships and Boroughs
  • Annexation proceedings
  • Appointments/resignations of elections officers and Township/Borough officers
  • Private detectives
  • Emancipations
  • Expungements

    All records are open to the public with the exception of juvenile cases and impounded criminal cases. All civil court matters are handled by the York County Prothonotary’s office. Marriage licenses can be obtained from the Register of Wills office.

    For further information on Clerk of Courts visit the following link:

    To view York County Records Online, visit the link below:

    York County Clerk of Courts Office Website:

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

    Clerk of Courts Office
    York County Judicial Center
    45 North George Street
    York, PA 17401
    Phone: (717) 771-9612
    Fax: (717)771-9096
    For Costs and Fines Unit: (717)771-9363
    Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.

    Don O’Shell is the Clerk of Courts of York County. He can be contacted at (717) 771-9612.

    York County Clerk of Courts Office Staffs:

    Georgine M. Stauffer, Chief Deputy

    Anne Zerbe, Solicitor

    To View York County Records Online, visit the link below:

    York County Recorder of Deeds Office Information

    The Recorder of Deeds office is responsible for the recording and maintaining of all real estate documents in the county of York, Pennsylvania. Beyond real estate, the Recorder’s office also records military discharge papers and notary bonds as well as commissions. All records maintained at the York County Recorder of Deeds Office are classified public records. However, military discharges are not available for inspection. Recorded documents can be accessed online through the Landex service.

    To remotely access York County Recorder of Deeds Documents, visit the link below:

    York County Recorder of Deeds Office Website:

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

    York County Administrative Center
    28 East Market Street
    York, PA 17401-1590
    Email: lshue@yorkcountypa.gov
    Phone: (717) 771-9608, (717) 771-9644 or, (717) 771-9295
    Fax: (717) 771-9582
    Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Laura J. Shue is the Recorder of Deeds of York County. She can be contacted at (717) 771-9608, (717) 771-9644 or, (717) 771-9295 or emailed at lshue@yorkcountypa.gov

    York County Recorder of Deeds Office Staffs:

    Bradley G. Daugherty, Chief Deputy
    Email: bgdaugherty@yorkcountypa.gov
    Phone: (717) 771-9564

    Tina M. Channell, Assistant Chief Deputy
    Email: tmchannell@yorkcountypa.gov
    Phone: (717) 771-9213

    York, PA Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009488,552
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200937,124
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009658
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20091,488
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20091,263
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009645
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20099,885
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200937,017
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20092,594
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20098,489
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20091,223
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-2009178,641
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20091,640
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20091,426
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200954,199
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-200924,226
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20091,147
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20091,791
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200913,961
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-2009305
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20092,430
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20098,627
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20097,329
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20091,751
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20091,944
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20093,091
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20092,490
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20091,484
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20095,305
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009981
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200965,435
    York County Marriage License Office
    In order to obtain a marriage license in York 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:York County Marriage License
    Location:Clerk Of Orphan’S Court, Marriage License Bureau, 45 North George St., 2Nd Flr., York, Pennsylvania, 17401
    Phone:717-771-9288

    York County Recorder-Deeds Office
    County Government Office

    Address: 28 E Market St, York, PA 17401, United States
    Phone: 717-771-9295

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