Crawford County, Pennsylvania

Common Misdirected Requests

Type of Record Correct Agency
Birth/Death Certificates Birth and death certificates can be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
Marriage Licenses Copies of marriage licenses can be obtained from the Clerk of Courts office.
Divorce Records Records related to divorce proceedings can be obtained from the Prothonotary office.
Ancestry Information There is no agency tasked with compiling this type of information. You need to file a separate request with the appropriate agency for each type of record you seek, i.e. birth certificate, death certificate marriage license, etc.
Records from a Criminal Proceeding Records related to a criminal proceeding can be obtained from the Clerk of Courts office.
Autopsy Information The cause and manner of death are available from the Coroner's Office.
Property Records Certain records, such as deeds, can be obtained from the Register & Recorder office. Other records, such as zoning records, permits, etc., can be obtained from the Municipality or Township where the property is located.
Criminal Background Checks Criminal background checks are conducted by the Pennsylvania State Police.
Environmental Assessment Records These records can often be obtained from the Township or Municipality where the property is located. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection may also possess certain records.
Licensing Information The Pennsylvania Department of State is responsible for licensing various entities, including nurses, cosmetologists, funeral home directors, etc and these documents can be obtained through the department's Right-to-Know procedures.
Docket Sheets Criminal and appellate docket sheets can be accessed through Pennsylvania's Unified Judicial System webportal.
Unclaimed Property The PA Treasury Department maintains custody of unclaimed property until it is claimed by the rightful owner. Additional information regarding the types of unclaimed property maintained by the Treasury Department and to search a database of unclaimed property, you may visit the Unclaimed Property website.
Adoption Records The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services maintains the Pennsylvania Adoption Information Registry ("PAIR"). PAIR is a medical and social database for adoptees, adoptive parents, and birth relatives who would like to share or obtain medical or social history about themselves or their birth relatives. Additional information regarding this program is available on the PAIR website.


The County of Crawford lies in northwestern Pennsylvania. Originally it was inhabited by the Iroquiois Indians and other tribes and nations. In later years, the land was acquired by a group of Dutch investors under title of the Holland Land Company and resold to settlers. The Commonwealth allocated land to its Revolutionary War soldiers as a bonus settlement. The county was formed in 1800 from a portion of Allegheny County and named after Colonel William Crawford, an early military hero and close friend of George Washington.


903 Diamond Park Meadville, PA 16335

Phone: (814) 333-7300
Toll free: 800-982-9019

Fax: (814) 337-0457

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

State of Pennsylvania