Lancaster County Register of Wills Office and Orphans Court

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Data Provided By
United Way of Lancaster County United Way of Lancaster County
General Information
Description of ProgramThis office provides the following basic services to the people of Lancaster County:
Register of Wills
- Grants letters testamentary to those probating a will and letters of administration to those who die without a will. (Records are open to public inspection.)
- Collects inheritance tax for Pennsylvania

Orphans Court
- Issues marriage licenses
- Provides applications to persons wishing to obtain copies of birth certificates
- Handles all adoption proceedings. Adoptions are sealed and held in closed court
- Settle estates of minors and incapacitated persons
Geographic AreaLancaster
Hours of OperationMonday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Contact Information
Contact's NameAnne Cooper
Contact's PositionRegister of Wills/Clerk of the Orphans' Court
Contact's Phone717-299-8243
Physical Site Address 150 North Duke Street
Physical Site City, State, ZipLancaster, PA 17602-2805
Mailing Address 1PO Box 83480
Mailing City, State, ZipLancaster, PA 17608-3480
Main Phone717-299-8243
Hotline Phone717-295-3522 Marriage License
Other Phone717-299-8246 Inheritance Tax Collection
Affiliated Agency and Services
Affiliated Agency:
County of Lancaster
This Program: Lancaster County Register of Wills Office and Orphans Court
Affiliated Services: Lancaster County Register of Wills Office and Orphans Court