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Franklin County, PA Public Records

Court of Common Pleas - Criminal
157 Lincoln Way E
Chambersburg, PA 17201 www.franklincountypa.gov/Pages/Co...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 717-261-3805
F: 717-261-3896
No credit cards accepted for record copies or searches, etc.
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor
Restricted Records: No juvenile records released
Court of Common Pleas - Civil
157 Lincoln Way E
Chambersburg, PA 17201 www.franklincountypa.gov/index.ph...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 717-261-3858
F: 717-264-6772
Jurisdiction: Civil, Eviction
Restricted Records: No mental records released
Note that the civil records clerk of the Court of Common Pleas is called the Prothonotary.
Magisterial District Court 39-2-01 - Chambersburg
218 North Second Street
Chambersburg, PA 17201
P: 717-263-5808
Jurisdiction: Civil under $12,000, Eviction, Preliminary Criminal Hearings, Certain Traffic, Ordinance
Magisterial Small claims cases are usually recorded with the Prothonotary at the Court of Common Pleas, which holds the records. Generally misdemeanor records also go to the Court of Common Pleas cases or are waived or dismissed.
Magisterial District Court 39-3-02 - Waynesboro
22 North Oller Avenue
Waynesboro, PA 17268
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 717-762-9411
F: 717-762-9297
Jurisdiction: Civil under $12,000, Eviction/Summary Offenses, Misdemeanor, Traffic, Ordinance, Prelim. Criminal
Magisterial Small claims cases are usually recorded with the Prothonotary at the Court of Common Pleas, which holds the records. Generally misdemeanor records also go to the Court of Common Pleas cases or are waived or dismissed.
Magisterial District Court 39-3-03 - Pleasant Hall
PO Box 135
Pleasant Hall, PA 17246
Hours: 8:30AM-4PM EST
P: 717-532-7672
F: 717-532-2506
Jurisdiction: Civil under $12,000, Eviction/Summary Offenses, Misdemeanor, Traffic, Ordinance, Prelim. Criminal
Magisterial Small claims cases are usually recorded with the Prothonotary at the Court of Common Pleas, which holds the records. Generally misdemeanor records also go to the Court of Common Pleas cases or are waived or dismissed.
Magisterial District Court 39-3-04 - Scotland
PO Box 460
Scotland, PA 17254
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 717-263-7949
F: 717-261-1849
Jurisdiction: Civil under $12,000, Eviction/Summary Offenses, Misdemeanor, Traffic, Ordinance, Prelim. Criminal
Magisterial Small claims cases are usually recorded with the Prothonotary at the Court of Common Pleas, which holds the records. Generally misdemeanor records also go to the Court of Common Pleas cases or are waived or dismissed.
Magisterial District Court 39-3-05 - Greencastle
401 South Washington Street
Greencastle, PA 17225
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 717-597-8581
F: 717-597-8123
Jurisdiction: Civil under $12,000, Eviction/Summary Offenses, Misdemeanor, Traffic, Ordinance, Prelim. Criminal
Magisterial Small claims cases are usually recorded with the Prothonotary at the Court of Common Pleas, which holds the records. Generally misdemeanor records also go to the Court of Common Pleas cases or are waived or dismissed.
Magisterial District Court 39-3-06 - Mercersburg
113 South Main Street
Mercersburg, PA 17236
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 717-328-3521
F: 717-328-3527
Jurisdiction: Civil under $12,000, Eviction/Summary Offenses, Misdemeanor, Traffic, Ordinance, Prelim. Criminal
Magisterial Small claims cases are usually recorded with the Prothonotary at the Court of Common Pleas, which holds the records. Generally misdemeanor records also go to the Court of Common Pleas cases or are waived or dismissed.
Magisterial District Court 39-3-07 - Chambersburg
2038B Lincoln Way East
Chambersburg, PA 17201
P: 717-263-5820
F: 717-263-4116
Jurisdiction: Civil under $12,000, Eviction/Summary Offenses, Misdemeanor, Traffic, Ordinance, Prelim. Criminal
Magisterial Small claims cases are usually recorded with the Prothonotary at the Court of Common Pleas, which holds the records. Generally misdemeanor records also go to the Court of Common Pleas cases or are waived or dismissed.
Register of Wills
157 Lincoln Way E
Chambersburg, PA 17201 www.franklincountypa.gov/index.ph...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 717-261-3872
F: 717-709-7211
Jurisdiction: Probate
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Franklin County, PA Vital Records

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Franklin County Recorder
County Recorder of Deeds
Chambersburg, PA 17201
www.franklincountypa.gov/index.ph...
8:30AM-4:30PM EST
Phone: 717-261-3872
Fax: 717-709-7211
Recorded Documents

Franklin County Vital Certificates

Franklin County Vital Certificates

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Franklin County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 771.92 sq mi
Population (2009): 144,994
  • Females: 51.1%
  • White: 94.6%
  • Black/African American: 3.3%
  • Asian: 0.9%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 3.7%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 91.3%
Population Change (2000-2009): 15,686
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 2.0%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 4.5%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 8.5%
High School Graduates (2000): 78.9%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 14.8%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.49
Housing Units (2000): 53,803
Homeownership Rate (2000): 74.0%
Migration Flow to Franklin County, PA from (2007-2008):

Franklin County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $2,875,967
  • Construction: $181,228
  • Retail Trade: $213,583
  • Professional and Technical Services: $126,534
  • Healthcare: $374,687
  • Banking: $67,434
  • Retail Trade: $213,583
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $64,542
  • Manufacturing: $595,591
  • Farms: $57,914
  • Government: $495,577
Employed (2000): 62,780
Unemployed (2000): 2,385
Unemployment Rate (2009): 8.1%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $31,812
Local Government Employment (2007): 5,026
Local Government Revenue (2007): $259,457 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $176,132 (thou. dol.)

Franklin County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 2,035
  • Per 1,000 population: 14.3
Deaths (2007): 1,342
  • Per 1,000 population: 9.5
Infant Deaths (2007): 12
  • Per 1,000 population: 5.9

Franklin County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 208
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 4
  • Forcible rape: 36
  • Robbery: 38
  • Aggravated Assault: 130
Property Crimes (2008): 2,571
  • Burglary: 435
  • Larceny-Theft: 2,044
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 92

Franklin County Genealogy Records