Marriage Licenses

Marriage Licenses


Per the 4/7/2021 order of the York County President Judge extending the judicial emergency through 9/30/2021 in all York County Judicial facilities, in-person access and proceedings are limited in order to safeguard the health and safety of personnel, court users, and members of the public, and permit methods to accomplish business through electronic filing or the use of advanced communication technology.

Walk-ins are NOT permitted in the Office of York County Register of Wills & Clerk of Orphans' Court.  We are scheduling appointments for virtual Will Probates & Estate Administration and Marriage License applications using video conferencing.  Click here for the attached process for Marriage Licenses.

The ONLY permitted in-person filings are Emergency Petitions for Incapacitated Persons, Guardianships, and Termination of Parental Rights, which will be granted by the Clerk or Chief Deputy by appointment only.  Masks and social distancing are required.

We ask all attorneys and citizens to contact our offices to conduct business by phone, email, mail and our Judicial Center dropbox.

Questions, please contact: (717) 771-9288 or

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)

NOTE:  The office schedules marriage license application meetings and issuance from 8:00 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding County holidays.

For information about who may legally perform marriages in Pennsylvania, please review Officiant Disclaimer of Liability.

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

For individuals who plan to change their name when marrying, please print a copy of the Name Change Checklist For Marriage License Applicants brochure.

Marriage Records