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Description of Agency
This department includes the Register of Wills, Orphans Court and Marriage License Department. The Register of Wills probates wills and appoints representatives for decedents who die with or without a will. The decedent MUST have been a resident of Chester County at the time of death. The Register also serves as an agent for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for filing and payment of Inheritance Taxes. The Clerk of the Orphans Court provides a variety of services. Among these are accepting filings for Adoptions, Guardians of Minors and Incapacitated Persons and the issuance of Marriage Licenses. The Marriage License Dept. provides copies of existing marriage licenses and issues new marriage licenses to those planning to marry.