Central Booking Division

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York County Central Booking is comprised of a Lieutenant, 2 Sergeants, 4 Corporals, 24 Deputies, and an Administrator. The York County Central Booking Center is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, located at the York County Judicial Center (45 North George St. York, Pa, 17401). Persons who are charged with criminal offenses, arrested on Summary Warrants, Court of Common Pleas Bench Warrants, MDJ Criminal Warrants, PFA Violations, and Probation/ Parole Violators are brought to Central Booking. York County Central Booking plays a vital role in assisting the York County Police Agencies by reducing the time Officers spend off the streets processing individuals and allows officers to return to policing their communities.

Central Booking

Contact Information

Direct Phone Number to Central Booking: 717-771-9944 / 717-771-9576

Division Commander

Lt. Shawn Malehorn

Ph: 717-771-9962

Common Questions & Answers:

Someone I know is in York County Prison and has property held at Central Booking. How do I pick it up for them?

The York County Prison will not accept bookbags, Oversized purses, luggage, bikes, etc.. To help the person that is arrested, Central Booking will hold such items for up to 30 days. Persons being held at York County Prison may send a signed letter either extending the time we hold their property or providing a name authorizing the property to be released to that person.


Someone I know is currently being held at Central Booking and is going to York County Prison. Can I pick up their property from Central Booking?

Yes, if the person being held signs a form to release their property to you.


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How do I know if I have warrants in York County? 

Any person inquiring about warrants may call the Central Booking direct number. Coming soon, you will be able to search for yourself online at any time. Please check back in the future for the link.


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When do people get arraigned?

Persons arrested on New Criminal Charges or a Criminal Warrant when the MDJ’s office is closed will see the Duty MDJ Judge at 9 am or 8 pm. If the person is arrested during business hours, the person will be seen when the judge is available.