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Courthouse

This page lists the various offices in the county courthouse, what records are available for public research, and other information for those visiting the courthouse.

Address: 103 South 2nd Street, Lewisburg, PA 17837-1903

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closed on state and federal holidays.

Main Phone: (570) 524-8600

Parking: As the parking lot on the south side of the building is usually filled, on street parking is usually your best bet. Be aware of the posted days and hours for street cleaning however, as you will be ticketed for violations.

Entrance procedure: You may enter the courthouse only by the south entrance, left doorway, off the parking lot. You will walk through a metal detector; any metal objects deemed by the security officer to be dangerous will be confiscated by security and returned upon your exit. At the security officer's discretion, you may also be required to sign in and time your entrance, and then later sign out at your exit, and/or provide identification. Briefcases and tote bags may be searched.

Offices: Of interest to the genealogist are the offices of the prothonotary (clerk of courts), register of wills and recorder of deeds (the two offices are combined in Union County) and veteran's affairs. To reach these offices, from the lobby where you entered, go straight up the stairs to the next floor above, or take the elevator for accessibility. Turn left and then right down the hallway. The prothonotary and then the register and recorder's offices are on the left. Turning left instead of right down the hallway will take you to the restrooms and the Union County Historical Society. There are soda and water vending machines in the hallway niche across from the two offices.

Copies and Fees: Nearly all of the older records have been microfiched. Both the prothonotary and the register and recorder's offices have their own state-of-the-art combination microfiche readers/copiers. Cost of each copy is 25¢; payment on the "honor system" is made to one of the office staff at the counter on your way out of the office. The machines are quite easy to use and make excellent copies from the microfiche.

Office of the Prothonotary

The Prothonotary, also known as the Clerk of Courts, is responsible for all civil and criminal court-related documents. Passports for foreign travel and marriage licenses are among the services offered to the public. Records of interest to the genealogist are:

Register of Wills & Recorder of Deeds

The register and recorder records all estate and probate transactions as well as property and land agreements. Records of interest to the genealogist are:

This page was updated on Friday, 01-May-2009 20:57:12 MDT .