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Pennsylvania Public Records

Certificate Information

The Vital Records Division of the Pennsylvania Department of Health maintains birth and death records for Pennsylvania records from 1906 to present. Records are obtainable by online ordering, written requests by mail and in person. There are public offices in Erie, Harrisburg, New Castle, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Scranton. Each certified copy costs $20 dollars for birth records $9 dollars for death records and can be waived for veterans and service men and women.

Division of Vital Records
P.O. Box 1528
New Castle, PA 16103
(724) 656-3100

Birth Certiticate Form (PDF)
Death Certificate Form (PDF)

Marriage and divorce records can only be obtained from the local court that filed either the marriage certificate or where the divorce was heard.

List of County Courthouses

Adoption Records

The Adoption Medical History Registry and Biological Parent Consent Registry are databases that allows birth families and adoptees to share information such as identifying information, contact information and medical history.

Division of Vital Records
Attn: Adoption Registry
101 S. Mercer Street, Room 401
PO Box 1528
New Castle, PA 16101

Biological Parent Registration (PDF)

Property Records

Parcel records and property records are managed by the county assessment department in conjunction with GIS mapping. Most counties have and online search application and in some cases a complete records package available for sale. Chester county online search forms require a log in and a fee for search rights.

Philadelphia Parcel Maps
Allegheny County Parcel Search
Montgomery County Property Records
Delaware County Real Estate Parcels
Lancaster County GIS Property Search
Chester County Property Assesment Search