Record Archivist

Mission Statement

The Records Department, staffed by a Record Archivist, was created in late 2003 for the purpose of maintaining permanent non-current records for the Clerk of Courts, Prothonotary, Register of Wills, Sheriff and Treasurer.

Our goal is to provide public access to public records (scanned and microfilmed) that are filed with the following offices:

  • Clerk of Courts: Criminal, Civil and Juvenile from 1700 to present
  • Prothonotary: Civil Suits, Lien Judgment and PFAs from 1700 to present
  • Register of Wills: Birth and Death from 1893 to 1905, Marriage from 1885 to present and Estates from 1784 to present

Request Records

At this time our indexes and images are not available for public search as this is a huge undertaking because Fayette County has records dating to the early 1700s. Until then, general information may be requested through the following offices:

For more information, contact the Record Archivist Colleen Sutherland at 724-430-1479 or by email. You can reach the office fax at 724-430-4857, or visit the office, which is located in the Courthouse on the lower level.