If you cannot visit the archives in person please send us an email with your request: Lancaster County ArchivesPrepayment of all records requests is required and records can be emailed directly to you. Credit card payment can now be made over the phone: (717) 299-8319. There is a $5.00 minimum charge for over the phone credit card payments.
Research Room Policies:
We proudly preserve historical government records since the creation of Lancaster County in 1729. To preserve our records for future generations please note the following:
All persons must register at the front desk upon entering the Archives.
Personal items may be kept in lockers.
Food and drink are not permitted within the archives.
Archives staff will retrieve all historical records. Indexes are available for researcher retrieval in the research area and on the archives website.
The Archives reserves the right not to photocopy documents that are too fragile.
All photocopies or images are .25 cents. Records in a specialized format such as records in large docket books may be provided at a cost of $1.00 per page/image and may require additional processing time.
Archives records will not be removed from the Archives for any reason.
Thumb drives or any USB-related devices are not permitted on Archives public computers. Archives staff can email images of records to your email address upon request.
Credit card payment is now accepted.
Archives staff are here for your research assistance so please ask questions.