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Wayne County, PA Public Records

Magisterial District Court 22-3-01 - Hawley
94 Main Ave
Hawley Borough Bldg
Hawley, PA 18428 http://waynecountypa.gov/district-mag
P: 570-226-4981
F: 570-226-0829
Jurisdiction: Civil under $12,000, Eviction/Summary Offenses, Misdemeanor, Traffic, Ordinance, Prelim. Criminal
Jurisdiction: Hawley Borough, Dreher Township, Lake Township, Lehigh Township, Paupack Township, Salem Township and Sterling Township.
Magisterial District Court 22-3-02 - Honesdale
925 Court St
Honesdale, PA 18431 http://waynecountypa.gov/district-mag
P: 570-253-4560
F: 570-251-3629
Jurisdiction: Civil under $12,000, Eviction/Summary Offenses, Misdemeanor, Traffic, Ordinance, Prelim. Criminal
Jurisdiction: Canaan Township, Cherry Ridge Township, Prompton Borough, South Canaan Township, Texas Township and Waymart Borough.
Magisterial District Court 22-3-04 - Honesdale
1065 Creamton Drive
Honesdale, PA 18431 http://waynecountypa.gov/district-mag
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 570-448-2061
Jurisdiction: Civil under $12,000, Eviction/Summary Offenses, Misdemeanor, Traffic, Ordinance, Prelim. Criminal
Jurisdiction: Bethany Borough, Berlin Township, Buckingham Township, Clinton Township, Damascus Township, Dyberry Township, Lebanon Township, Mt. Pleasant Township, Manchester Township, Oregon Township, Preston Township, Scott Township, Starrucca Borough.
Court of Common Pleas - Criminal/Civil
925 Court St
Honesdale, PA 18431 http://waynecountypa.gov/court-of-com
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 570-253-5970 ext. 1210
F: 570-253-0687
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction
Restricted Records: Juvenile records not released
Note that the civil records clerk of the Court of Common Pleas is called the Prothonotary.
Register of Wills
925 Court St
Honesdale, PA 18431 http://waynecountypa.gov/register-of-
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 570-253-5970 ext. 4040
Jurisdiction: Probate
The Register of Wills is the custodian of the records relating to probate including wills and letters of administration; estate inventories; inheritance tax records; administrator, bonds; executor and administrator oaths; and various kinds of reports.

Wayne County, PA Vital Records

Contact the Wayne 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.

Wayne County Recorder
County Recorder of Deeds
925 Court St
Courthouse Annex
Honesdale, PA 18431-1996 http://waynecountypa.gov/recorder-of-
8:30AM-4:30PM EST
Phone: 570-253-5970 ext. 4040

Wayne County Vital Certificates

Wayne 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 hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Wayne County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 729.22 sq mi
Population (2009): 51,337
  • Females: 49%
  • White: 96.1%
  • Black/African American: 2.5%
  • Asian: 0.6%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 2.9%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 93.4%
Population Change (2000-2009): 3,619
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 3%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 5.5%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 13.4%
High School Graduates (2000): 80.7%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 14.6%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.5
Housing Units (2000): 30,593
Homeownership Rate (2000): 80.4%
Migration Flow to Wayne County, PA from (2007-2008):

Wayne County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $723,931
  • Construction: $91,491
  • Retail Trade: $84,848
  • Professional and Technical Services: $21,087
  • Healthcare: $86,345
  • Banking: $31,537
  • Retail Trade: $84,848
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $44,837
  • Manufacturing: $31,001
  • Farms: $3,094
  • Government: $177,437
Employed (2000): 20,222
Unemployed (2000): 1,226
Unemployment Rate (2009): 7.5%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $28,786
Local Government Employment (2007): 1,678
Local Government Revenue (2007): $132,650 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $165,805 (thou. dol.)

Wayne County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 485
  • Per 1,000 population: 9.4
Deaths (2007): 541
  • Per 1,000 population: 10.4
Infant Deaths (2007): 2
  • Per 1,000 population: 4.1

Wayne County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 132
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 2
  • Forcible rape: 21
  • Robbery: 5
  • Aggravated Assault: 104
Property Crimes (2008): 795
  • Burglary: 202
  • Larceny-Theft: 555
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 38

Wayne County Genealogy Records

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