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The next of kin may request a copy of the Autopsy, Toxicology and/or Inquisition or Coroner Report. This request must include:
The report should be mailed to and signed by the legal next of kin. The fees associated with these reports are listed under the next question.
Insurance or legal requests for reports may be made in writing, or by using the report request form, and must accompany a written authorization release from the legal next of kin. A check or money order made payable to the Lancaster County Coroner for requested reports must be made prior to release of any reports.
Please verify which reports are available before sending a check. Cash is not accepted).
A fee is charged for copies of autopsy reports and toxicology reports at the following rates:
County Parks are open! Please follow social distancing etiquette when visiting our parks. Programs and facilities rentals are however subject to closures and cancellations. Visit the Parks and Recreation page below for those updates.
LCPC is now accepting electronic submissions of subdivision and land development plans. Applications Coordinator Farah Eustace will review each application for completeness and ensure the submittal fee is calculated correctly. She will then contact the applicant about submitting payment for the review fee.
For instructions on electronic submissions, please click here. Questions? Please contact Farah (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dean Severson, Director for Community Planning (email@example.com).
Click on the link for the Property Assessment page to stay up-to-date on assessment appeals scheduling.
The Recorder of Deeds office is providing regular updates on notary information. Click the link below for the latest information.
The Recorder of Deeds office is providing information on how to continue recording deeds. Please see link below.
The Treasurer’s Office is providing updates on property tax payments. Please follow the link below for current information.
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You can, although please expect a delay as staff is working on a modified schedule. Please see information below on how to obtain records.
If you are experiencing a mental health emergency that requires immediate attention, please contact Crisis Intervention at 717-394-2631. Or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. More information on the mental health services provided by BHDS can be found by following the link below.
Lancaster County Office of Aging can help! Please see the link below for a list of their services.
The Lancaster County Drug & Alcohol Commission can provide those resources for you. Please see link below.
Lancaster County Children and Youth Agency is here to help. To report suspected child abuse or neglect go to www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis or call Childline at 1-800-932-0313 or the Communication Center at 717-293-7724. You can also follow the link below to see information on child abuse or neglect, plus other services including in-home protection, foster care, and adoption.
A current list of job openings can be found at the link below.
The Court system has provided a list of frequently asked questions. See below.
Services are available through Moneygram. See below.
Following the Domestic Relations page for updated information.
Jury Services is updated their page with the latest information available. Take a look by following the link below.
The GIS Data on the Parcel Viewer CD no longer works with the Parcel Locator GIS application developed for the Lancaster County Association of Realtors. Parcel Locator was not developed by the county and is no longer supported by the developer. Based on the status of Parcel Locator, we will not be able to provide Parcel Viewer data in a format that supports Parcel Locator. Parcel Viewer does, however, include a GIS data viewing application which can be used to view and query the data on that CD.
To view Flood Insurance Rate Maps or an interactive map showing Flood Hazard Areas for that location, use the FEMA Flood Map Service Center. FEMA Flood Map Service Center
The Parcel Viewer is released quarterly in March, June, September, and December (usually mid-month). It costs $37.50 + tax ($39.75 total). It contains parcel data (lines, owner info, acreage, and assessment values), roads, zoning, ADC index, tile index, school districts, and municipality boundaries. It also contains an application to view the data if you do not have ESRI products, the data is in shapefile format and can be used with ESRI products.
We sell Production maps which are available in three sizes at standard and non-profit rates. Prod maps have set layers and a fixed layout. Any request beyond a Prod map would become a Custom Map; they are available at a rate of $75.00/hr + tax or $15.00/hr for nonprofits.
We do not. However, the Lancaster County Visitors Bureau offers a fold up countywide map at no charge. Another option is to purchase an ADC Map at a convenience store or book store.
The GIS parcel lines are merely representations of the legal description found in the respective deed, and are shown for illustrative purposes only. The actual position and location of property lines on the ground should be determined by a Professional Land Surveyor licensed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Birth certificates can be obtained through the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Division of Vital Records, P.O. Box 1528, New Castle, PA 16103. You may reach them via telephone at (724) 656-3100 or via information on their website at the following link:
Individuals and businesses have 30 days from the date the judgment is entered to file an appeal. If the required filing fee cannot be paid, and financial requirements are met, seek legal counsel through MidPenn Legal Services. Only the initial form with basic instructions is provided.
Once the appeal is filed, seek legal counsel.
If the required filing fee cannot be paid and financial requirements are met, contact MidPenn Legal Services. The custody clinic will assist the individual through setting up the first custody conference. Then legal counsel should be sought through your attorney or lawyer referral service.
Annulments are treated the same as a divorce. If financial requirements are met, contact MidPenn Legal Services. The divorce project through MidPenn will file the divorce for the individual. Otherwise, seek legal counsel through your attorney or lawyer referral service, or research the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure in the law library, located on the fourth floor of the new courthouse.
B) If the name change is being done as a result of a divorce that has been FINALIZED outside of Lancaster County, please bring your birth certificate with your maiden name appearing on it, a certified copy of your divorce decree from the issuing county/parish, and cash, check or money order for $45.75. Our staff will prepare the form here.
Prepare a petition and order to be presented to court. Contact legal counsel. Cost is listed on our fee bill as “petition for return of property.” For more detailed information, research the Pennsylvania rules of civil procedure in the law library, located on the fourth floor of the new courthouse.
If the PFA has not been finalized, show up at your next scheduled hearing date and ask the judge for it to be withdrawn/dropped. She/he will review your case and make a decision.
The delivery dock for the County of Lancaster is located off W. Marion Street under the parking garage. Directions: Walnut (Rt.23) to Market St. (alley) crossover Chestnut. Market turns into W. Marion St. (alley). The entrance to the dock will be on your left.Deliveries are accepted between 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Monday - Friday.
Co-Op members may pick-up items from the County of Lancaster at the warehouse dock Monday, Wednesday and Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. The dock is located off W. Marion Street under the parking garage. Directions: Walnut (Rt.23) to Market St. (alley) crossover Chestnut. Market turns into W. Marion St. (alley). The entrance to the dock will be on your left.
A short certificate is a document issued by the Register of Wills after the will has been probated. It evidences the appointment of the personal representative to administer the estate. This document allows the personal representative to act on behalf of the estate to close bank accounts, file final income tax returns, process pension benefits, and close brokerage accounts.
The current charge is $10 per certificate, and each bank will require an original. It is called a short certificate because it is a one-half page form.
Yes. Small games of chance may only be played and eligible organizations licensed in those municipalities that have approved the licensing and conduct of small games of chance by voter referendum. A list of those municipalities that have and have not passed the referendum question can be viewed or downloaded from this site.