County of Berks - Register of Wills

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United Way of Berks County
General Information
Description of ServiceResponsible for the probate of all estates for decedents dying in the County of Berks. Collects inheritance tax for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Issues marriage licenses. Maintains the dockets of all probate proceedings. Serves as Clerks of Orphans' Court. Maintains all records of adoptions and guardianship in the Orphans' Court division of the Court of Common Pleas. Serves as presiding officer in all probate hearings. Under special circumstances, the Register will perform probates and take marriage license applications in the home, assisted living facility or hospital of the citizen in need of our services.
Geographical AreaBerks
Client Information
Hours of Operation Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30:00pm
Contact Information
Contact's Phone 610-478-6600
Physical Site Address 1 633 Court Street
Physical Site Address 2 2nd Floor
Physical Site City, State, Zip Reading, PA 19601
Main Phone 610-478-6600
Service Location Email
Web Address
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: County of Berks
Affiliated Program: Services Center
This Service: County of Berks - Register of Wills
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Adoption Courts (FC-8200.8100-050)
Court Filing Offices (FJ-1600)
Marriage Licenses (DF-7000.5000)
Probate Courts (FC-8200.8100-650)