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Magisterial District Court 11-1-01 - Wilkes-Barre
100 Hazle Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 http://www.luzernecounty.org/county/c
Hours: 8:30AM-3:30PM EST
P: 570-825-7373
F: 570-970-2568
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 11-1-02 - Wilkes-Barre
100 Hazle Street - 2nd Fl
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 http://www.luzernecounty.org/county/c
Hours: 8AM-3:45PM EST
P: 570-825-8488
F: 570-970-2564
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 11-1-03 - Hazleton
615 East Broad Street
Hazleton, PA 18201 http://www.luzernecounty.org/county/c
Hours: 8:30AM-4PM EST
P: 570-455-9467
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 11-1-04 - Pittston
35 Broad Street
Pittston, PA 18640 http://www.luzernecounty.org/county/c
Hours: 8AM-4PM EST
P: 570-655-0552
F: 570-602-8297
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 11-1-05 - Kingston
500 Wyoming Avenue
Kingstown Municipal Building
Kingston, PA 18704
Hours: 8AM-4PM EST
P: 570-287-2800
F: 570-714-7568
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 11-1-06
West Side Annex
2009 Wyoming Ave
Forty Fort, PA 18704
P: 570-287-2341
F: 570-714-7564
Jurisdiction: Civil under $12,000, Eviction/Summary Offenses, Misdemeanor, Traffic, Ordinance, Prelim. Criminal
This is a fairly new address.
Magisterial District Court 11-2-01 - West Pittston
555 Exeter Avenue
West Pittston, PA 18643 http://www.pacourts.us/courts/minor-c
Hours: 8AM-4PM EST
P: 570-655-0177
F: 570-602-8296
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 11-2-03 - Hanover Township
1460 Sans Souci Parkway
Hanover Township, PA 18706
Hours: 7:30AM-3:30PM EST
P: 570-825-8890
F: 570-970-8893
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 11-3-01 - Shickshinny
33 West Union Street
Shickshinny, PA 18655
Hours: 8AM-4PM EST
P: 570-542-4349, 570-542-2519
F: 570-542-5674
Jurisdiction: Civil under $12,000, Eviction/Summary Offenses, Misdemeanor, Traffic, Ordinance, Prelim. Criminal
The court hears preliminary misdemeanors & felonies, Dog Warden, Fish & Game Commission cases, SPCA DCNR (State Parks), Dept of Revenue-enforcement & collections, traffic, non-traffic crime, indirect criminal contempt and emergency protection from abuse.
Magisterial District Court 11-3-02 - Nanticoke
15 East Ridge Street
Nanticoke, PA 18634
Hours: 8AM-4PM EST
P: 570-735-7648
F: 570-740-2072
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 11-3-03 - Sugarloaf
662 Main St, Ste 6
Sugarloaf Twp, PA 18249
Hours: 8AM-4PM EST
P: 570-788-1191
F: 570-788-7213
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 11-3-04 - Hazle Township
789 Airport Rd
102 Sunset Beltway
Hazle Township, PA 18202
Hours: 8;30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 570-455-9191
F: 570-501-8980
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 11-3-06 - Mountain Top
321 South Mountain Blvd
Mountain Top, PA 18707
Hours: 8AM-4PM EST
P: 570-474-6844
F: 570-474-6822
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 11-3-07 - Wilkes-Barre Twp
240 Johnson Street
Wilkes-Barre Township, PA 18702
Hours: 8AM-4PM EST
P: 570-825-8671
F: 570-970-2546
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 11-3-08 - Plains
90 Maffet St
Plains, PA 18705
Hours: 8:30AM-3:30PM EST
P: 570-825-8984
F: 570-970-2545
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 11-3-09 - Trucksville
11 Carverton Road
Trucksville, PA 18708
Hours: 8AM-4PM EST
P: 570-696-4488
F: 570-696-5467
Jurisdiction: Civil under $12,000, Eviction/Summary Offenses, Misdemeanor, Traffic, Ordinance, Prelim. Criminal
Magisterial Small claims cases are not 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.
Court of Common Pleas - Criminal
200 N River St, 2nd Fl
Wilkes Barre, PA 18711 http://www.luzernecounty.org/county/c
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM EST
P: 570-825-1500, 570-825-1594
F: 570-825-6242
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor
Restricted Records: No M number (confidential custody case) records released. SSNs and addresses are never released.
Court of Common Pleas - Civil
200 N River St
Office of the Prothonotary
Wilkes Barre, PA 18711-1001 http://www.luzernecounty.org/county/r
Hours: 9AM-4:30PM EST
P: 570-825-1745
F: 570-825-1757
Jurisdiction: Civil, Eviction
Restricted Records: No mental, sealed records released
Note that the civil records clerk of the Court of Common Pleas is now called Division head (no longer called the Prothonotary).
Register of Wills
200 N. River Street
Luzerne County Courthouse Annex
Wilkes Barre, PA 18711 http://www.luzernecounty.org/county/r
Hours: 9AM-4:30PM EST
P: 570-825-1672
F: 570-970-4580
Jurisdiction: Probate
Access to data is by subscription at www.landex.com/remote/. This office has marriage records 1885 to present, birth and death 1893-1905, and estate records from 1786 to present.

Luzerne County, PA Vital Records

Contact the Luzerne 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.

Luzerne County Recorder
County Recorder of Deeds
153 N River St
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711 https://www.luzernecounty.org/607/Rec
9AM-4:30PM EST
Phone: 570-825-1641
Fax: 570-970-4580
Recorded Documents

Luzerne County Vital Certificates

Luzerne County Vital Certificates

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Luzerne County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 890.81 sq mi
Population (2009): 312,845
  • Females: 51.1%
  • White: 95.1%
  • Black/African American: 3.1%
  • Asian: 0.9%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 5.2%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 90.3%
Population Change (2000-2009): -6,415
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 1.9%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 5.1%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 14.1%
High School Graduates (2000): 81.1%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 16.4%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.34
Housing Units (2000): 144,686
Homeownership Rate (2000): 70.3%
Migration Flow to Luzerne County, PA from (2007-2008):

Luzerne County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $7,214,475
  • Construction: $378,184
  • Retail Trade: $567,460
  • Professional and Technical Services: $321,841
  • Healthcare: $1,017,487
  • Banking: $350,745
  • Retail Trade: $567,460
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $200,761
  • Manufacturing: $919,374
  • Farms: $5,101
  • Government: $1,090,723
Employed (2000): 143,492
Unemployed (2000): 8,256
Unemployment Rate (2009): 9.1%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $33,330
Local Government Employment (2007): 11,170
Local Government Revenue (2007): $718,670 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $939,701 (thou. dol.)

Luzerne County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 3,308
  • Per 1,000 population: 10.6
Deaths (2007): 4,117
  • Per 1,000 population: 13.2
Infant Deaths (2007): 19
  • Per 1,000 population: 5.7

Luzerne County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 937
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 15
  • Forcible rape: 63
  • Robbery: 184
  • Aggravated Assault: 675
Property Crimes (2008): 7,492
  • Burglary: 1,315
  • Larceny-Theft: 5,759
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 418

Luzerne County Genealogy Records

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