Clerk of Orphan's Court and Register of Wills, Row Officer - York County

York County Row Officers

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General Information
Description of ServiceThis York County Government Office for Row Officers oversees both the Clerk of Orphan's Court and the Register of Wills.

Orphan's Court:(717)771-9288 and Wills':(717) 771-9607

The duties of the Clerk of Orphans' Court include: filing petitions for incapacitated persons and petitions for the appointment of guardians for minors, petitions for adoptions (which records are confidential), the granting of marriage licenses, and records of births and deaths from 1893 through 1906.

Birth and death records of persons born after 1906 are on file with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Division of Vital Records, New Castle, Pa 16103. Phone: (724) 656-3100. This office is also responsible in assisting the Judge of Orphans' Court during court proceedings as well as the documents pertaining to those proceedings.

As register of wills, this office has jurisdiction over the probate of wills and the granting of letters of testamentary and letters of administration to persons properly qualified and who meet the requirements of the fiduciaries act of 1949 as amended. This office is also an agent for the commonwealth of Pennsylvania to collect inheritance tax payments.
Geographical AreaYork
Facility/ADA AccessPartially accessible, please, call for more information
Intake ProcedureCall for more information.
Client Information
Languages SpokenAll language services available
Hours of Operation Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
Contact Information
Contact's Name Bradley C. Jacobs
Contact's Position Clerk of Orphan's Court
Contact's Phone Orphan's Court: (717)771-9288 and Wills: (717) 771-9607
Contact's Email
Physical Site Address 1 45 North George Street, 2nd floor
Physical Site Address 2 York County Judicial Center
Physical Site City, State, Zip York, PA 17401
Main Phone (717) 771-9288
Fax (717) 771-4678
Service Location Email
Web Address
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: County Administration, York County Government
Affiliated Program: York County Row Officers
This Service: Clerk of Orphan's Court and Register of Wills, Row Officer - York County
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Adoption Petition Filing Offices (FJ-1600.0300)
County Government Departments/Offices (TD-0300.1300)
Courts (FC)
Death Related Records/Permits (DF-7000.1700)
Guardianship Assistance (FT-6900.2500)
Marriage Licenses (DF-7000.5000)
Tax Forms (DT-8600)
Will Preparation Assistance (FT-2700.9500)