In November 2012, the Lancaster County Recorder of Deeds, Bonnie Bowman, 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.

Participating Merchants

The "Thank A Vet" Discount Program is a way for our community to express its gratitude and recognize the service and sacrifices made by our veterans. Participating merchants agree to honor the card by providing special discounts on purchases or services when presented with the "Thank A Vet" photo identification card. Participating merchants and sponsors will be identified by a poster or decal in the window and also listed here on our web site. The site will be updated monthly, and upon request, printed copies will also be available.


Interested in becoming a participating merchant? Click here to download an application.


Become a sponsor.

"Thank A Vet" Merchant Application

Please use this form to enroll your business in our "Thank A Vet" Discount Program. Be sure to include the official name of your business, business address, hours, and discount specifications. The form MUST be filled out by the business owner or authorized person on behalf of the said business.

Please specify the percent of discount or amount of discount. Please specify limits or conditions, if applicable.

By typing my name below and clicking "Submit", I agree to offer the above listed discount to all veterans who produce the Lancaster County Veterans Discount Card. I am agreeing to offer this discount for one year from the below specified date and otherwise continuing unless express written notice is given.

Neither the County of Lancaster nor the Lancaster County Recorder of Deeds office shall be responsible for the content or correctness of the merchant participant form nor any event that may occur during the interactions between the veteran and a participating merchant.

If you have any questions, please contact the Recorder of Deeds office at 717.299.8238 or via e-mail at

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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.

If you have already recorded your DD-214, and after the program has launched, our office can verify that your discharge is recorded and we will then proceed to issue your veteran's ID card.


Art Printing Company

William C. Haynes, Attorney at Law

Oak Leaf Manor

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1008

Matthew and Sharon L. Daly

Upper Leacock Township War Memorial Association

Groff Funeral Home and Cremation Services

A. Anthony Kilkuskie, Attorney-at-Law

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County of Lancaster, Office of Recorder of Deeds
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150 N. Queen St., P. O. Box 1478
Lancaster, PA 17608-1478
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