Access to Archives during COVID-19
Due to concerns about COVID-19, the York County Archives is open by appointment only. We encourage all researchers to request through our website. All requests will be billed at $.50/image, the same as the cost of a copy or image if visiting in person. Thank you for your understanding.
Thanks to a Historical and Archival Records Care (HARC) grant funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) the Prothonotary Common Pleas dockets from 1785-1842 have been scanned.
About The Archives
The York County Archives is a department of the York County Government.
York County Archives is dedicated to preserving, protecting and making accessible to the public all archival documents created in the York County Government offices.
The Archives was established in 1987 and moved to its current location in 1995. To accommodate the growing number of records, the Archives building was expanded in 2001. Our current facility holds 32,000 boxes of records and over 18,000 docket books. The Archives and Records Management division stores records for over 40 different county offices during various time periods throughout the past 250 years
York County's records begin in August of 1749 when York County was formed from Lancaster County. The Archives also has records for present day Adams County from 1749 until Adams County was formed out of York County in 1800.
Visiting The Archives
The Archives always welcomes the public to use the County's records.
150 Pleasant Acres Road
York, PA 17402
The Archives is currently open by appointment only. Please call the Archives to make an appointment.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Closed all government holidays
Maps of York and Adams County