"The Governor, at the urging of Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Court, has signed Acts 40 and 44 of 2017 which makes changes to the Judicial Computer System / Access to Justice / Criminal Justice Enhancement Account (JCS/ATJ/CJEA) surcharge. The surcharge will increase from the current $35.50 to $40.25. This will increase recording fees, Probate costs and Orphans' Court filing fees. This increase will be effective November 30, 2017."
Register of Wills
The Register of Wills is responsible for probating wills and granting Letter of Administration. The Register is also responsible for and has jurisdiction over records of wills, inventories, inheritance tax documents and any other miscellaneous documents filed. The Register of Wills is the agent for the Commonwealth for the collection of inheritance tax.
Clerk of Orphans Court
The Clerk of Orphans' Court is responsible for performing the administrative record keeping duties of that court. The Clerk of Orphans' Court issues marriage licenses. All documents relating to adoption are filed with the Clerk of Orphans' Court.
To obtain fees or a fee schedule, please contact the Register of Wills and Clerk of Courts.