Access to Archives during COVID-19
Due to concerns about COVID-19, the York County Archives is closed to the public. Please remember you may request records through our website. Starting June 15th, the Archives will open to the public on an appointment only basis. We will begin making appointments on June 11th. We encourage all researchers to continue to request through our website as much as possible. 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.
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.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Closed all government holidays
Maps of York and Adams County