Clerk of Courts
In an effort to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, we are asking you to refrain from visiting the office. Payments can be made with a debit/credit card at or by calling 888-604-7888. Cash payments can be made using the kiosk in the lobby of the Human Service Building.  If you feel you must come to the Courthouse, please call us to schedule an appointment.  
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Real ID (effective 10/1/21) Certified Marriage Certificate

If you have been married more than once, you must show a CERTIFIED MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE that shows the transition between each name change. If you applied in Adams County, and were married after January 1, 2012, you can search, buy, and receive your certified copy on our web portal.  Marriages prior to 2012 may need to be entered into our system before you can obtain your certified copy on the web portal.  Please call the office at 717-337-9806 ext. 1003 or 1002. If you were married prior to January 1, 2012, you may also request the certified copy via the mail.  Please click here to complete the request for a certified copy of your marriage and be sure to include a self addressed stamped envelope for returning your certified copy.
About Us

Kelly A. Lawver, the Clerk of Courts, is an elected officer of the Court and has custody of the seal of the Court. She is elected by the people of Adams County, and commissioned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  
Since Kelly's first term, she has worked at becoming more efficient while providing dignified, respectful and efficient service to all members of the community. Due to her efforts, she was able to eliminate TWO staff positions through attrition in 2012.  In 2013, she had placed another full-time position "on hold", again through attrition, until the job description could be revised and adopted making that position part-time. In 2015, a full-time position was merged within another position instead of filling a vacancy. 
Each year the office handles over 1500 new criminal court records, over 2000 Contempt cases, as well as numerous other tasks relating to summary appeals, juvenile delinquency, dependency, miscellaneous dockets, Orphans' Court matters, constables, private detectives, and bail bondsmen.  Since all documents pertinent to criminal matters must be filed with the Clerk of Courts, the office is sometimes considered the engine of the criminal court system in the County. 
For the month of December 2005, the month before Kelly took office, the monthly revenue was $106,336.30.  Due to Kelly's collection efforts, her monthly revenue increased to over $200,000.00 in 2007 and in 2017, often exceeded $300,000.00 monthly.  Now in 2019, the monthly collections frequently have exceeded $400,000.00.

Contact Information:

Kelly A. Lawver
Clerk of Courts

County of Adams ​
Clerk of Courts ​
117 Baltimore Street ​
Room 103 ​
Gettysburg, PA 17325 ​ 
Phone:​ 717-337-9806 ​
Fax:​ 717-334-9333​
8:00a.m. – 4:30p.m.​
Monday - Friday

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