Register of Wills

Mary Jo Poknis, Register of Wills
1 South Main Street
Suite 1002
Washington, PA 15301
Primary Phone: 724-228-6775

Handles the administrative and executive powers related to wills and estates, as delegated by the deceased and families thereof. Marriage licenses are issued here.


Name / Title Phone Number / Ext Email
Mary Jo Poknis - Register of Wills 724-228-6775
Suzanne M. Archer - Deputy Clerk of the Orphans' Court 724-228-6775
Kimberly Nixon - Deputy Register of Wills 724-228-6775

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On October 9, 2009 Governor Rendell signed into law House Bill 1607 which became Act 49 of 2009. The Act adds additional recording/filing fees and becomes effective on December 8, 2009. The new fees include a temporary (for 25 months) $11.25 surcharge on all county offices that currently collect the Judicial Computer System/Access to Justice (JCS/ATJ) fees except on traffic violations. Additionally, a new permanent fee of $2.25 has been added, the revenue which is earmarked for the Criminal Justice Enhancement Account (CJEA). This results in a combined increase of $13.50 which will be added to the current $10.00 fee, bringing the total to $23.50.

Washington County - 27th Judicial District of Pennsylvania
Washington County Court of Common Pleas
Washington County Courthouse
1 South Main Street
Washington, PA 15301
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