Lancaster County Register of Wills Office and Orphans Court

Lancaster County Register of Wills Office and Orphans Court


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Data Provided By
United Way of Lancaster County
General Information
Description of ServiceThis 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
LocationLancaster
Geographical AreaLancaster
Intake ProcedureWalk-In
Intake RequirementsDivorce papers, if any (marriage license)
 
Client Information
Eligibility18 years or older, 16 to 17 years with parental consent
 
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesVary, Marriage Licenses: $60 (Checks are NOT accepted)
 
Availability
Hours of Operation Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Contact Information
 
Contact's Name Anne Cooper
Contact's Position Register of Wills/Clerk of the Orphans' Court
Contact's Phone 717-299-8243
Contact's Email acooper@co.lancaster.pa.us
Physical Site Address 1 50 North Duke Street
Physical Site City, State, Zip Lancaster, PA 17602
Mailing Address 1 PO Box 83480
Mailing City, State, Zip Lancaster, PA 17608-3480
Mail Attention To Register of Wills Office and Orphans Court
Main Phone 717-299-8243
Hotline Phone 717-295-3522 Marriage License
Other Phone 717-299-8246 Inheritance Tax Collection
Fax 717-295-5914
Service Location Email acooper@co.lancaster.pa.us
Web Address www.co.lancaster.pa.us/wills
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: County of Lancaster
Affiliated Program: Lancaster County Register of Wills Office and Orphans Court
This Service: Lancaster County Register of Wills Office and Orphans Court
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Adoption Courts (FC-8200.8100-050)
Court Filing Offices (FJ-1600)
Death Related Records/Permits (DF-7000.1700)
Marriage Licenses (DF-7000.5000)
Probate Courts (FC-8200.8100-650)