Orphans' Court

The Clerk of Orphans’ Court serves as the chief records manager of the Orphan's Court division of the Common Pleas Court. As such, she is responsible for the accuracy and complete maintenance of case files for accounts (estate, trust, guardian), adoptions, appeals, claims against estates, guardianships, minors’ estates, small estate proceedings, trusts, wrongful death actions, as well as sundry other miscellaneous filings.

Orphans’ Court division is also responsible for taking marriage applications and issuing licenses for couples who wish to be married in Pennsylvania. Historical birth and death records prior to 1906 are also available from the Orphans’ Court Division.