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Cambria County, Pennsylvania Overview
Cambria County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. The county was formed in November 2, 1807. Named after the Latin name of Wales, the county seat is Ebensburg and it has a population of 131,730 as of 2018. The county has a total area of 694 square miles, with its land area encompassing 688 square miles, and its water area 5.3 square miles. The county consists of 51 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 15905 recorded as the one with the largest population. Moreover, Cambria County borders the following counties: Clearfield County, Pennsylvania to the north; Somerset County, Pennsylvania to the south; Blair County, Pennsylvania to the east; Indiana County, Pennsylvania to the west; Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania to the southwest, and; Bedford County, Pennsylvania to the southeast.
Cambria County Recorder Information
It is the mission of the Recorder’s Office and his staff to provide accurately-kept land records for public access and to assure knowledgeable, courteous assistance to those who utilize their services.
The Recorder of Deeds Office provides hands-on access to Cambria County’s land records. They record properly executed real estate documents and process them to make them available for viewing. They also assist the public in finding information, and they provide services within the office to inform and assist lending institutions and attorneys’ offices. Additionally, this office collects Pennsylvania Realty Transfer Taxes.
- Information on recording requirements
- Basic assistance and instruction on the use of office indexes and equipment
- Photocopies of office records and certifications of records
- Record military discharges and provide copies of those records to veterans without charge
- Handle mail requests for copies of their records
On February 14, 2008, Act 3 of 2008, (65 P.S. §67.101), was passed into law amending the Pennsylvania Right to Know Law (Act). The Act governs the rights of the public to inspect and obtain copies of public records. The effective date for most of the provisions in the Act is January 1, 2009. This Policy shall be construed in such a manner as to comply with the Act and, where this policy is in conflict with the Act, the Act shall control.
An individual may make a verbal, written, or anonymous verbal or written request for access to a record. A written request includes those sent via electronic mail (email). The office or department to which the request is made shall immediately forward the request to the County Right to Know Officer. The recipient of the request shall not inquire as to the intended use of the record. A Requester shall not be granted access to a County computer, unless it is customarily provided for public access to public documents in row offices. The request shall indicate whether the records are to be certified.
A Requester may not pursue any relief available under the Act, unless the request is in writing. Written requests for County records are to be sent to the County Right to Know Officer and addressed as follows: Melissa A. Kestermont, Cambria County Right to Know Officer, Commissioners’ Office, 200 South Center Street, Ebensburg, PA 15931.
Below is the physical address of the County Recorder:
Ray Wendekier, Recorder
200 South Center St.
Ebensburg, PA 15931
Phone: (814) 472-1473
Fax: (814) 472-1412
Cambria County Register of Wills and Clerk of the Orphans Court Information
Patty Sharbaugh has worked in the office since 1973 and was elected Register of Wills & Clerk of the Orphans’ Court in 1996. The office handles Wills and Estates, Inheritance Tax, Marriage Licenses, Guardianships, Adoptions, Birth and Death Records.
Register of Wills / Clerk of the Orphans Court Website:
Guidelines For Applying For A Marriage License
Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. If applicant is under the age of 18, they will need the consent of one parent. If they are under the age of 16 they will need both parents and a Judge’s consent.
If previously married: If applicant is divorced a copy of their most recent divorce is needed. If applicants spouse has passed away, they will need the date of death.
Applicants must have a valid photo I.D. and apply together and in person.
The fee is $60.00 cash (if needed add $2.00 for each consent)
You must apply 4 days in advance but no more than 60 days. There is a three day waiting period before you can pick up your license or have it mailed. This license can be used anywhere in Pennsylvania, but the record will be kept only in Cambria County.
They take marriage licenses Monday – Friday 9 A.M. until 3:30 P.M.
You may now access records from the office of the Recorder online. The office has partnered up with INFOCON County Access System to provide you this service. The INFOCON County Access System is a cooperative fee based subscriber service that provides internet access to certain public records contained in participating County databases. The link is provided for you below.
Below is the physical address of the Register of Wills and Clerk of the Orphans Court:
Patty Sharbaugh, Register of Wills / Clerk of the Orphans Court
200 South Center St.
Ebensburg, PA 15931
Phone: (814) 472-1438
Fax: (814) 472-0762
Cambria County Clerk of Court Information
Susan M. Kuhar has worked in the Clerk of Courts office for 36 years, with the past 12 years as the Clerk of Courts (She took office in January 2000 and is now serving her 4th term.). Prior to that, she served as First and Second Deputy. She received her Paralegal Certification from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) in 1987. For the past eight (8) years, she has also served on the Executive Board for the PA State Association of Prothonotaries and Clerks of Courts, serving as First Vice-President, Second Vice-President and now this past year, President.
The mission of the Clerk of Courts office is to diligently serve the citizens and courts of Cambria County by keeping up-to- date accurate information and by maintaining the security and integrity of all adult criminal records entrusted to the Clerk of Courts office.
Recognizing that the Clerk of Courts is an integral part of the criminal justice system, the office pledges to provide prompt, courteous and professional service to all.
Below is the physical address of the Clerk of Court:
Susan M. Kuhar, Clerk of Court
200 South Center Street
Ebensburg, PA 15931
Phone: (814) 472-1540
Fax: (814) 472-0761
More than 360 people participated in the fourth annual Ghost Town Challenge hosted by the Cambria County Conservation and Recreation Authority. Participants came from eight different states and one participant came from Dublin, Ireland.
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