York County Legal Record

The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) offers nationwide criminal background checks to the public upon request. It offers two ways to request such documents: online and by mail. To submit an online application, visit the Pennsylvania Access to Criminal History (PATCH) website. The Office of the Prothonotary maintains all York County divorce records. Affected parties can obtain copies of their divorce decrees by filing an application with the prothonotary. Send a written request with the names of the parties, the approximate year of the divorce, and the file number to: The records of these courts are available on the Pennsylvania Unified Court System web portal. Select York from the list of counties when you search for Magisterial District Courts Dockets and Common Pleas Courts Dockets on the portal. The Office of the Registrar of Deeds also grants telephone inquiries for York County real estate records. However, the information accessible through phone calls is limited to the book and page number, device number, and date of registration. This option is also only available for one document. For reasons of accountability, individuals who require detailed records should go to the Records Office.

The York County Tax Assessment and Claims Office provides online access to county land records. This office manages files online through its searchable database and assignment page. Researchers can view records using the Property Assessment Data feature or use the Property Viewer to view map and property tax details. The Clerk of the Orphans` Court issues certified copies of York County marriage licences. The Clerk`s office accepts walk-in and mailing applications. If you request these documents by mail, be sure to provide information such as husband and wife names (maiden name), date of marriage, license number, and return address. Visit or submit the application to: The highest court in York County is the Court of Common Pleas. There are also 19 magistral district courts throughout the county. Almost all criminal cases are brought before the magistral district courts and their appeals are heard by the Criminal Division of the Court of Common Pleas. Civil cases of magistral district courts may also be appealed to the Civil Division of the Court of Common Pleas. Generally, magistral courts hear all civil suits for amounts up to $12,000. The Division of Vital Statistics of the Pennsylvania Department of Health provides copies of birth and death certificates for all counties in the Commonwealth.

You can find the office at 101 S. Visit Mercer Street, New Castle, PA to request birth and death certificates issued after 1906. For important records created between 1893 and 1906, visit the York County Archives, held by the Orphans` Court Clerk at 150 Pleasant Acres, York, PA. You can also call (717) 840-7222 or email archives@yorkcountypa.gov. The various police departments in York County prepare incident and accident reports for events within their jurisdiction. The county government provides contact information for these police departments. Use the information on the page to visit their websites or call the services to get police reports. The York County Jail is located at 3400 Concord Road, York and its telephone number is (717) 840-7253. The supervisor posts lists of men and women currently in the institution on the county website.

Friends and family can deposit money into inmates` accounts at kiosks in the prison`s visitors` areas. Only cash payments are accepted. Inmate accounts can also be funded online through Access Corrections. Under Pennsylvania`s Right to Know Act, York County property records are considered public. The law guarantees public access to all interested applicants who submit applications to the county supervisory board. The York County Recorder of Deeds records and maintains all property records in York County. Records are available for all York County properties registered since August 1749. Those interested in York County property records should visit the office of the Registrar of Deeds.