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Montgomery County, PA Public Records

Court of Common Pleas - Criminal
PO Box 311
Main & Swede St
Norristown, PA 19404-0311
Hours: 8:30AM-4:15PM EST
P: 610-278-3346
F: 610-278-5188
Accepts Visa/MC/Discover cards.
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor
Restricted Records: No impounded, sealed records released
The Court Administration Office can be reached at 610-278-3224.
Court of Common Pleas - Civil
PO Box 311
400 Swede St
Norristown, PA 19404-0311
Hours: 8:30AM-4:15PM EST
P: 610-278-3360
F: 610-278-5994
Jurisdiction: Civil, Eviction
Restricted Records: No mental health, divorce, sealed records released
Register of Wills/Orphans' Court
PO Box 311
Norristown, PA 19404
Hours: 8:30AM-4:15PM EST
P: 610-278-3400
F: 610-278-3240
Jurisdiction: Probate, Orphan's Court
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Montgomery County, PA Vital Records

Contact the Montgomery 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.

Montgomery County Recorder
County Recorder of Deeds
One Montgomery Plza, 3rd Fl
Swede & Airy Sts
Norristown, PA 19404
8:30AM-4:15PM EST
Phone: 610-278-3289
Fax: 610-278-3869
Recorded Documents

Official Montgomery County Vital Certificates

Montgomery County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are official hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Montgomery County Information

Montgomery County is the third most populous county in Pennsylvania. Located close to Philadelphia, it offers all the amenities of busy, urban living but with a softer, more natural side as well. The big city atmosphere can quickly be left behind and you can relax and enjoy one of the many venues supported by the park and recreation network.

Valley Forge Historical Park is one of the top attractions in the area, drawing thousands of visitors and locals annually. In addition to the famous American Revolution Battlefields, the park has more than 35,000 acres of hiking trails, bicycling paths, and picnicking areas for residents and visitors alike to enjoy. The park is also well known for its intense colors in the fall, and it's a great place to cross-country ski or to go sledding during the snowy winter months.

Montgomery County is comprised of many upscale cities whose residents commute each week to Philadelphia. The county has earned the title of 20th wealthiest county in the United States. If you like shopping, Montgomery County is the "mother lode!" Malls like the Montgomery County and Plymouth Meeting Malls offer stores for every shopper and every pocketbook. The area is also loaded with small boutiques and antique shops that rival the best in the country. If you visit at the right time of the year, the German Folk Festivals held in the area draw many local artists and craftspeople with goods you'll be hard-pressed to find anywhere else.

For history buffs, Montgomery County is the perfect destination. There are high concentrations of historical homes in the area ranging from log cabins to the governor's mansion. Take the time to drop in and see one of these homes, and stay to see the rest of magnificent Montgomery County.

Montgomery County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 483.12 sq mi
Population (2009): 782,339
  • Females: 51.3%
  • White: 84.5%
  • Black/African American: 8.5%
  • Asian: 5.5%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 3.6%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 81.4%
Population Change (2000-2009): 33,352
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 7.0%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 9.6%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 6.2%
High School Graduates (2000): 88.5%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 38.7%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.54
Housing Units (2000): 297,434
Homeownership Rate (2000): 73.5%
Migration Flow to Montgomery County, PA from (2007-2008):

Montgomery County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $40,886,138
  • Construction: $2,791,866
  • Retail Trade: $2,165,851
  • Professional and Technical Services: $6,968,731
  • Healthcare: $4,328,118
  • Banking: $4,772,458
  • Retail Trade: $2,165,851
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $608,657
  • Manufacturing: $5,442,348
  • Farms: $2,650
  • Government: $2,508,708
Employed (2000): 384,688
Unemployed (2000): 17,965
Unemployment Rate (2009): 6.7%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $62,086
Local Government Employment (2007): 27,996
Local Government Revenue (2007): $2,302,000 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $3,368,097 (thou. dol.)

Montgomery County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 9,329
  • Per 1,000 population: 12.0
Deaths (2007): 7,118
  • Per 1,000 population: 9.2
Infant Deaths (2007): 46
  • Per 1,000 population: 4.9

Montgomery County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 1,521
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 15
  • Forcible rape: 93
  • Robbery: 520
  • Aggravated Assault: 893
Property Crimes (2008): 16,569
  • Burglary: 2,324
  • Larceny-Theft: 13,487
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 758

Montgomery County Genealogy Records