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Court of Common Pleas - Criminal
50 N Duke St
Clerk of Courts
Lancaster, PA 17602 www.court.co.lancaster.pa.us/
Hours: 8:30AM-5PM EST
P: 717-299-8275
F: 717-295-3599
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor
Restricted Records: No juvenile records released
Court of Common Pleas - Civil
PO Box 83480
Lancaster, PA 17608-3480 pa-lancastercountycourts.civicplu...
Hours: 8:30AM-5PM EST
P: 717-299-8041
F: 717-293-7210
Couriers: 50 N Duke St
Lancaster, PA 17608
Jurisdiction: Civil, Eviction
Restricted Records: Names and dates naturalization records released
Note that the civil records clerk of the Court of Common Pleas is called the Prothonotary.
Magisterial District Court 02-1-01 - Lancaster
641 Union Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
Hours: 8AM-4PM EST
P: 717-299-7896
F: 717-390-2345
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 02-1-02 - Lancaster
2205 Oregon Pike
Lancaster, PA 17601
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 717-569-8774
F: 717-569-8721
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 02-1-03 - Columbia
341 Chestnut Street
Columbia, PA 17512
Hours: 8:30AM-12: 1PM-4:30PM EST
P: 717-684-2761
F: 717-684-9774
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 02-2-01 - Lancaster
123 Locust Street, Rear
Lancaster, PA 17602
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 717-299-7974
F: 717-299-8375
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 02-2-02 - Lancaster
150 North Queen Street, Suite 120
Lancaster, PA 17603
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM EST
P: 717-295-2000
F: 717-209-3031
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 02-2-03 - Lancaster
1351 Elm Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 717-299-7898
F: 717-390-2346
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 02-2-04 - Lancaster
796-A New Holland Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17602
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM EST
P: 717-299-7966
F: 717-390-2344
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 02-2-05 - Landisville
399 Camp Meeting Road
Landisville, PA 17538
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM EST
P: 717-898-2511
F: 717-898-3949
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 02-2-06 - Millersville
841 Stehman Road
Millersville, PA 17551
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 717-872-4361
F: 717-872-1190
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 02-2-07 - Ephrata
609 East Main Street
Ephrata, PA 17522
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 717-733-8688
F: 717-733-4330
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 02-2-08 - Lititz
690 Furnace Hills Pike
Lititz, PA 17543
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 717-626-0258
F: 717-626-5528
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 02-3-01 - Mount Joy
424 South Angle Street
Mount Joy, PA 17552
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 717-653-4575
F: 717-653-0401
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 02-3-02 - Lancaster
15 Geist Road
Lancaster, PA 17601
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 717-656-2191
F: 717-656-4425
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 02-3-03 - Willow Street
324 Beaver Valley Pike
Willow Street, PA 17584
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 717-464-4141
F: 717-464-2824
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 02-3-04 - Quarryville
25 East State Street
Quarryville, PA 17566
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 717-786-7368
F: 717-786-2072
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 02-3-05 - Intercourse
PO Box 618
Intercourse, PA 17534
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 717-768-3312
F: 717-768-3250
Couriers: 14 Center Street
Intercourse, PA 17534
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 02-3-06 - New Holland
745B East Main Street
New Holland, PA 17557
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 717-354-4206
F: 717-354-8881
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 02-3-07 - Stevens
2 Cardinal Drive
Stevens, PA 17578
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 717-336-2801
F: 717-336-3394
Jurisdiction: Civil under $12,000, Eviction/Summary Offenses, Felony, 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 02-3-09 - Elizabethtown
920 South Spruce Street
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 717-367-4330
F: 717-367-8019
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
50 N Duke St.
Lancaster, PA 17603 web.co.lancaster.pa.us/159/Regist...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 717-299-8243
F: 717-295-5914
Jurisdiction: Probate
Access probate back to 1933 and marriage records back to 1948 free at http://paperless.co.lancaster.pa.us/viewerportal.

Lancaster County, PA Vital Records

Contact the Lancaster County Recorder Office of the County Recorder of Deeds if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Lancaster County Recorder
County Recorder of Deeds
150 N Queen St, #315
Lancaster, PA 17603 http://www.lancasterdeeds.com/
8:30AM-4:30PM (recording); 8:30AM-5PM (for public) EST
Phone: 717-299-8238
Fax: 717-299-8393
Recorded Documents

Lancaster County Vital Certificates

Lancaster County Vital Certificates

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Lancaster County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 949.06 sq mi
Population (2009): 507,766
  • Females: 51.0%
  • White: 93.2%
  • Black/African American: 3.7%
  • Asian: 1.7%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 7.7%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 86.6%
Population Change (2000-2009): 37,106
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 3.2%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 13.1%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 9.2%
High School Graduates (2000): 77.4%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 20.5%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.64
Housing Units (2000): 179,990
Homeownership Rate (2000): 70.8%
Migration Flow to Lancaster County, PA from (2007-2008):

Lancaster County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $12,477,839
  • Construction: $1,310,920
  • Retail Trade: $946,640
  • Professional and Technical Services: $656,914
  • Healthcare: $1,498,787
  • Banking: $542,908
  • Retail Trade: $946,640
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $326,092
  • Manufacturing: $2,511,277
  • Farms: $226,832
  • Government: $1,161,333
Employed (2000): 235,686
Unemployed (2000): 7,329
Unemployment Rate (2009): 7.2%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $34,619
Local Government Employment (2007): 16,303
Local Government Revenue (2007): $1,089,300 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $1,962,321 (thou. dol.)

Lancaster County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 7,359
  • Per 1,000 population: 14.7
Deaths (2007): 4,356
  • Per 1,000 population: 8.7
Infant Deaths (2007): 60
  • Per 1,000 population: 8.2

Lancaster County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 931
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 8
  • Forcible rape: 118
  • Robbery: 347
  • Aggravated Assault: 458
Property Crimes (2008): 10,276
  • Burglary: 1,851
  • Larceny-Theft: 7,910
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 515

Lancaster County Genealogy Records