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An offender will not be considered for ARD if any of the following apply:
Exceptions may be made in extraordinary circumstances.
To apply for ARD, an offender must complete the following four steps within 30 days of the filing of a criminal complaint:
You schedule a CRN evaluation at DUI Central Court. The results of the evaluation will be sent to the Office of the District Attorney.
Please refer to the drivers license suspension guidelines.
Once an offender has complied with all the requirements as identified, the District Attorney's Office will receive a memo from Adult Parole and Probation Services, at which time the offender will be scheduled by the district attorney for a date for formal admittance by a judge into the ARD program.
The next of kin may request a copy of the Autopsy, Toxicology and/or Inquisition or Coroner Report. This request must include:
The report should be mailed to and signed by the legal next of kin. The fees associated with these reports are listed under the next question.
Insurance or legal requests for reports may be made in writing, or by using the report request form, and must accompany a written authorization release from the legal next of kin. A check or money order made payable to the Lancaster County Coroner for requested reports must be made prior to release of any reports.
Please verify which reports are available before sending a check. Cash is not accepted).
A fee is charged for copies of autopsy reports and toxicology reports at the following rates:
County Parks are open! Please follow social distancing etiquette when visiting our parks. Programs and facilities rentals are however subject to closures and cancellations. Visit the Parks and Recreation page below for those updates.
LCPC is now accepting electronic submissions of subdivision and land development plans. Applications Coordinator Farah Eustace will review each application for completeness and ensure the submittal fee is calculated correctly. She will then contact the applicant about submitting payment for the review fee.
For instructions on electronic submissions, please click here. Questions? Please contact Farah (email@example.com) or Dean Severson, Director for Community Planning (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Click on the link for the Property Assessment page to stay up-to-date on assessment appeals scheduling.
The Recorder of Deeds office is providing regular updates on notary information. Click the link below for the latest information.
The Recorder of Deeds office is providing information on how to continue recording deeds. Please see link below.
The Treasurer’s Office is providing updates on property tax payments. Please follow the link below for current information.
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You can, although please expect a delay as staff is working on a modified schedule. Please see information below on how to obtain records.
If you are experiencing a mental health emergency that requires immediate attention, please contact Crisis Intervention at 717-394-2631. Or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. More information on the mental health services provided by BHDS can be found by following the link below.
Lancaster County Office of Aging can help! Please see the link below for a list of their services.
The Lancaster County Drug & Alcohol Commission can provide those resources for you. Please see link below.
Lancaster County Children and Youth Agency is here to help. To report suspected child abuse or neglect go to www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis or call Childline at 1-800-932-0313 or the Communication Center at 717-293-7724. You can also follow the link below to see information on child abuse or neglect, plus other services including in-home protection, foster care, and adoption.
A current list of job openings can be found at the link below.
Services are available through Moneygram. See below.
Following the Domestic Relations page for updated information.
Jury Services is updated their page with the latest information available. Take a look by following the link below.
For driving directions to Lancaster County Government Building at 150 N. Queen Street, see Google Maps below.
Once you arrive at the Building through the Chestnut Street Entrance, follow the corridor past the first set of Elevators until you go through a single open door with Vending Machines and a pair of Elevators. Take these to the 3rd Floor. The IT/GIS Department will be on the Right with a Front Desk Kiosk.
You can get a Plot Plan or Tax Map (also known as a Prod map) of your property through either the GIS or the Property Assessment Offices, both on the 3rd floor of 150 N. Queen St. An 8.5"x11" map is $15 + tax. If you need a larger map (11"x17" ($30 + Tax) or 33.5"x45" ($100 + Tax)), please contact GIS to create them.
Use our online Map application LanCo View 2.0 (found at the bottom of this question and on our main site on the right-side pane) to look up your property for lines and dimension lengths. The application also allows users to look at properties with Aerial Imagery, Contours, School Districts, and other layers.
When you go to the LanCo View application, on the top right (both desktop and mobile) there is a circle symbol with an "i" in the middle. Clicking that will open a panel with a tutorial on how to use the application. If you have any further questions, please call us at 717-391-7550 and someone will be happy to assist you.
If there is a question about the positioning of a parcel boundary as shown on our maps, a GIS mapping technician will use a recorded deed and/or subdivision plan to determine if any corrections need to be made in the GIS data.
Please note: GIS parcel lines are merely representations of the legal description found in the respective deed, and are shown for illustrative purposes only. The actual, on-the-ground position and location of property lines should be determined by a Professional Land Surveyor licensed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
If you're receiving an error while accessing our online services, please check for any notices that indicate there is maintenance or our routine updates. Note that we have updates from 7am to 9am every day for LanCo View at which time data may not display properly. If you are seeing load errors and issues outside of those instances, please contact us at email@example.com.
The primary source to download most of our data is from PASDA, hosted by Penn State University (link below). This includes Parcel Data without Owner Names.
If you are looking for Parcels (with Owner Name), Zoning, Address Points, or Road Centerlines, you can purchase a calendar year subscription through our Request Forms for a price of $100.00 + Tax per year and a website to download from will be provided with login.
Any request beyond a Prod map would become a Custom Map; they are available at a rate of $100.00/hr + tax or $25.00/hr for nonprofits. Someone in GIS Staff will determine the amount of hours required to create the map depending on the needed information, and send an invoice prior to working on it.
We do not. However, the Lancaster County Visitors Bureau offers a fold up countywide map at no charge. Another option is to purchase an ADC Map at a convenience store or book store.
When a request is submitted online, we take the following forms of payment: Credit, Debit, ECheck. There is also an option to call in and relay Card information, or stop in to make your payment with Card, Check, or Cash.
Yes, public customers can use our online application, LanCo View, to look up properties and save and/or print out a map for their own use. Please read the disclaimer prior to use to understand limitations and legality of information from the application.
We can only look at potential error in our data, however, you will need to report it directly to the company that maintains the data for your GPS unit or for the mapping website. The main companies for mapping are Google, Apple, HERE, and OpenStreetMap.
Lancaster County GIS staff cannot resolve issues related to flood plain boundaries or determinations about whether a specific property is in a flood plain. Your first stop should be the office for the municipality which a property is located in.
For all other questions about flood insurance or the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), please contact the NFIP Help Center at 1-877-336-2627 or visit www.FloodSmart.gov To view Flood Insurance Rate Maps or an interactive map showing Flood Hazard Areas for that location, use the FEMA Flood Map Service Center.
If you have a general question that is not covered by the above FAQ, please reach out to us by phone (717-391-7550) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and someone from the Lancaster County GIS Staff will respond or reach out to assist and/or look into the issues.
Birth certificates can be obtained through the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Division of Vital Records, P.O. Box 1528, New Castle, PA 16103. You may reach them via telephone at (724) 656-3100 or via information on their website at the following link:
Individuals and businesses have 30 days from the date the judgment is entered to file an appeal. If the required filing fee cannot be paid, and financial requirements are met, seek legal counsel through MidPenn Legal Services. Only the initial form with basic instructions is provided.
Once the appeal is filed, seek legal counsel.
If the required filing fee cannot be paid and financial requirements are met, contact MidPenn Legal Services. The custody clinic will assist the individual through setting up the first custody conference. Then legal counsel should be sought through your attorney or lawyer referral service.
Annulments are treated the same as a divorce. If financial requirements are met, contact MidPenn Legal Services. The divorce project through MidPenn will file the divorce for the individual. Otherwise, seek legal counsel through your attorney or lawyer referral service, or research the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure in the law library, located on the fourth floor of the new courthouse.
B) If the name change is being done as a result of a divorce that has been FINALIZED outside of Lancaster County, please bring your birth certificate with your maiden name appearing on it, a certified copy of your divorce decree from the issuing county/parish, and cash, check or money order for $45.75. Our staff will prepare the form here.
Prepare a petition and order to be presented to court. Contact legal counsel. Cost is listed on our fee bill as “petition for return of property.” For more detailed information, research the Pennsylvania rules of civil procedure in the law library, located on the fourth floor of the new courthouse.
If the PFA has not been finalized, show up at your next scheduled hearing date and ask the judge for it to be withdrawn/dropped. She/he will review your case and make a decision.
The delivery dock for the County of Lancaster is located off W. Marion Street under the parking garage. Directions: Walnut (Rt.23) to Market St. (alley) crossover Chestnut. Market turns into W. Marion St. (alley). The entrance to the dock will be on your left.Deliveries are accepted between 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Monday - Friday.
Co-Op members may pick-up items from the County of Lancaster at the warehouse dock Monday, Wednesday and Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. The dock is located off W. Marion Street under the parking garage. Directions: Walnut (Rt.23) to Market St. (alley) crossover Chestnut. Market turns into W. Marion St. (alley). The entrance to the dock will be on your left.
A short certificate is a document issued by the Register of Wills after the will has been probated. It evidences the appointment of the personal representative to administer the estate. This document allows the personal representative to act on behalf of the estate to close bank accounts, file final income tax returns, process pension benefits, and close brokerage accounts.
The current charge is $10 per certificate, and each bank will require an original. It is called a short certificate because it is a one-half page form.
Yes. Small games of chance may only be played and eligible organizations licensed in those municipalities that have approved the licensing and conduct of small games of chance by voter referendum. A list of those municipalities that have and have not passed the referendum question can be viewed or downloaded from this site.