It is estimated that over 30,000 Veterans call Lancaster County, their home.

Your Local Veterans Affairs Office is Here for YOU!

Lancaster County Veterans Affairs Office

150 N. Queen St., Suite 103

Lancaster, PA 17603

Jodi Barone, Director


Recording your DD-214

Discharged or retired military personnel should record their military separation papers or DD-214 in the Recorder of Deeds office. By recording your honorable discharge you will be able to obtain up to four certified copies and have the security of knowing that your document is a permanent record. Discharge papers are held in the strictest confidence and can only be accessed by the service member, his or her legal guardian, or individuals with signed and notarized authorization from the service member. Both the recording and certification of your DD-214 is FREE.

This service can be requested in person or by mail. If requesting by mail please complete Military Discharge Request Form and mail to :

Office of the Recorder of Deeds, Attn: Joe Sharpe, 150 N. Queen St. Suite 315, Lancaster, PA 17603. If you have any questions, please contact them at 717.299.8238.

If you do not have a copy of your discharge and would like to receive one, click on the link below to download the appropriate form to send to the National Archives. Please take note of the instructions on the first page. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the document.

Form SF 180: Form Pertaining to Military Records


In November 2012, the Lancaster County Recorder of Deeds launched the "Thank A Vet" Discount Program. We salute the men and women who have served in our Armed Forces, as well as those who wear the uniform and defend our country today. This program will provide a photo ID FREE OF CHARGE to Lancaster County veterans who have the DD-214 honorable discharge papers or other honorable discharge papers filed on record in our office. Please bring a current photo ID.

Please note that veterans who served in the Reserves are not eligible for the card unless they have served in the military for a consecutive 180 days.

Thank A Vet Discount Program, retrieved October 12, 2018