Marriage Licenses

Marriage Licenses


Upon the re-opening of the York County Judicial Center on 6/8/2020, and per the Order of the York County President Judge, a judicial emergency remains in effect through 3/31/2021 limiting in-person access and proceedings, and promoting the use of advanced communication technologies.

The York County Register of Wills & Clerk of Orphans' Court will continue scheduling appointments for virtual Marriage License applications using video conferencing.  Emergency in-person appointments will only be granted by the Clerk or Deputy Clerk.  Click here for the attached process for Marriage Licenses.

Questions, please call (717) 771-9288.

Orphans’ Court filings will be admitted to the office, but masks and social distancing are required of all visitors. We ask all attorneys and citizens to conduct business by phone, email and mail when possible.

Thank you for your cooperation during the COVID-19 National Emergency.  Bryan K. Tate


Requirements To Obtain A Marriage License (These Requirements have been modified due to the COVID-19 National and State Emergency - see the Virtual Marriage License process above effective 7/20/2020)

The York County Clerk of Orphans’ Court accepts applications for marriage licenses. To E-file for a marriage license, please visit this page. E-filing is encouraged because it helps expedite the process so you do not need to visit our office. (Until the COVID-19 National and State Emergency is lifted, please see the Virtual Marriage License process above effective 7/20/2020)



For information about who may legally perform marriages in Pennsylvania, please select Officiate Disclaimer of Liability from the menu at left.

A list of magisterial district judges, mayors and retired mayors is available here.

Please note: The Customer Counter is open 8:00 a.m until 4:15 p.m. for application and issuance of marriage licenses

Marriage Records