Register of Wills

Please Read: The Washington County Court of Common Pleas is transitioning out of its current Civil and Orphans' Court case management software and into new software. Persons will not be able to file non-emergency filings at the relevant Recording Offices on Thursday, June 15 and Friday, June 16. Click this link for more information:

Register of Wills

The Register of Wills is responsible for probating wills and granting letter of administration in cases where a person dies without leaving a will. The register has jurisdiction over and maintains records of wills, inventory of estates, and other miscellaneous documents. The Register is the Commonwealth’s agent for the collection of the state inheritance tax.

Clerk of Orphans’ Court

New Orphans’ Court Rules are effective September 1, 2016. The form can be found at the AOPC Forms Website.

The Clerk of Orphans’ Court is responsible for performing the administrative record keeping duties of that court. The Clerk of Orphans’ Court will process and maintain all guardianship papers for minors and incapacitated persons. All papers pertaining to adoptions are filed in this office.

Marriage License

The Register of Wills office issues marriage licenses and keeps required marriage records.

2024 Audit Date List

Click the link below to download a PDF containing the 2024 audit date list schedule.