How do I get a copy of a birth or death certificate?

The York County Archives has birth and death records from 1852 to 1855 and 1893 to 1906. For records after 1906, please contact the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Prior to 1906, Pennsylvania only kept birth and death records for the years we list. Government birth and death records never existed for any other time periods. Church records or family files found at The York County Heritage Trust are the best alternatives.

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1. When are County offices open?
2. What can I bring into County buildings?
3. Where are your offices located?
4. How do I apply for a job with the County?
5. I am looking to do business with the county. Where should I go?
6. What do the Commissioners do?
7. When do the Commissioners’ meet?
8. How do I get a copy of a birth or death certificate?
9. How do I obtain a driver’s license, vehicle registration and other related matters?
10. Where do I go to apply for a Passport?
11. Where do I go for a license to carry a firearm?
12. I’m interested in purchasing a hunting, fishing or small games of chance license. Who handles that for the county?
13. I am looking for the Welfare Office/Assistance Office/County Assistance Office.
14. Where can I get assistance in paying my heating bill?
15. Where can I get food assistance?
16. Where can I go to find out what social services are available to help me?