Lancaster County Records

Search for Lancaster County PA county records. County records include birth certificates, death certificates, marriage records, marriage licenses, divorce records, property tax records, property ownership, historical records, genealogical research, property titles, property deeds, county maps, county taxes, county zones, school boundaries, and more.


Clerk Offices are responsible for maintaining important records for a county or local area, including multiple types of county records. These include vital documents such as birth certificates, marriage records, divorce records, and death certificates, which can be useful for proving identity or for conducting genealogical research. They may also keep documents related to property ownership and property taxes, including title deeds, tax assessments, property appraisals, and property sale records. The Clerk Office is one of the best places to find all types of county records, which may be available online.

Lancaster County Clerk Lancaster PA 50 North Duke Street 17602 717-299-8275


Historical Societies are usually organized around a particular area, a group of people, or a historical event, and they preserve documents that have historic value. Historical Societies may maintain a range of documents on individuals from that area, including vital records such as birth and death certificates, marriage announcements, and other records that can help with genealogical research. They may also have photographs, historical maps, historical laws, and other records for their location and the people who lived there. Historical Societies may provide online access to their county records.

Cocalico Historical Society Ephrata PA 249 West Main Street 17522 717-733-1616

Columbia Historical Society Mount Wolf PA 21 North 2nd Street 17347 717-684-2894

Columbia Pennsylvania Historical Society Columbia PA 19 North 2nd Street 17512 717-684-2894

Conestoga Area Historical Society Conestoga PA 51 Kendig Road 17516 717-872-1699

Elizabethtown Historical Society Elizabethtown PA 57 South Poplar Street 17022 717-361-9382

Lancaster County Historical Society Lancaster PA 230 North President Avenue 17603 717-392-4633

Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society Lancaster PA 2215 Millstream Road 17602 717-393-9745

Manheim Historical Society Manheim PA 88 South Grant Street 17545 717-665-7989

Manheim Pennsylvania Historical Society Manheim PA 210 South Charlotte Street 17545 717-664-3486

Maytown Historical Society Maytown PA 4 West High Street 17550 717-426-1526

Mount Joy Area Historical Society Mount Joy PA 120 Fairview Street 17552 717-653-4718

New Holland Area Historical Society New Holland PA East Main Street 17557


Assessor Offices determine the appraisal value of the taxable property within a county or local jurisdiction, which is used to assess the property taxes owed by residents. Assessors also keep a number of property-related documents, including records on property tax assessments, property appraisals, tax liens, foreclosures, and property tax payments. These records include information about current and former owners of a property, the property's size and location, zones and use regulations, and transfers of the property ownership. Assessors may make county records available through their website.

Lancaster County Assessment Lancaster PA 150 North Queen Street 17603 717-299-8381


Archives preserve historically significant documents, which can include a number of county records, such as historical birth certificates and death certificates, as well as marriage and divorce records which can be useful when performing genealogical research. Archives may also contain photographs, historical maps, personal documents, and other historical records about a specific location and the people who lived there. They may also hold historic newspapers that contain county records. Some Archives keep documents that date back to the seventeenth century, and they may provide online access to their records.

Lancaster County Offices Archive Lancaster PA 50 North Duke Street 17602 717-299-8319


Treasurer and Tax Collector Offices are responsible for collecting local taxes and disbursing the funds. This can include property taxes, business taxes, and other county or local taxes. Treasurer and Tax Collector Offices maintain a number of property-related county records, including property tax assessments, property appraisals, property ownership records, and any tax liens or foreclosures. They may also maintain records on property transfers and sales, including titles and deeds, which list the former and current owners as well as information on the property itself. Treasurer and Tax Collector Offices may provide online access to their county records.

Lancaster County Tax Claim Bureau Lancaster PA 150 North Queen Street 17603 717-299-8232

Manheim Township Tax Collector Lancaster PA 1840 Municipal Drive 17601 717-569-6406


Recorders of Deeds keep a range of real estate ownership documents for a county or local government as part of their job to ensure the accuracy of property, land, and property tax records. The Recorder of Deeds has county records on property ownership, transfers of property including deeds and titles, and property tax records such as property appraisals, tax assessments, and tax liens or foreclosures. These documents contain information about the previous and current property owners, descriptions of the property, and property sales. Recorders of Deeds may provide online access to their county records.

Lancaster Recorder of Deeds Lancaster PA 150 North Queen Street 17603 717-299-8238