Register of Wills and Clerk of the Orphan's Court
Register of Wills
The Register of Wills' principal duties include probating wills and accepting for filing all documents necessary to complete the administration of a decedent's estate. If a person dies without a will, the Register, upon petition, will appoint an administrator of the estate. The Register is also the agent for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to collect inheritance tax.
The Register of Wills holds a quasi-judicial position and, if necessary, conducts hearings to determine who should be appointed as executor or administrator of an estate. Some issues brought to a hearing involve issues like forgery, mental capacity and undue influence. The parties have a right to appeal the Register's decision to the Orphans' Court Division of the Court of Common Pleas.
As Clerk of Orphans' Court, our office serves as the filing office and custodian of records for matters involving adoptions, guardianship and estate litigation.
The office also issues all marriage licenses for the County of Bucks.
Prompt & Efficient Services
Our office's primary goal is to serve you, especially during the time when you may be grieving the loss of a loved one.
The information on this website is intended to be of assistance by providing basic information relating to the probate and administration of estates. Please be assured that our office is committed to providing services to you in a prompt and efficient manner.
Linda Bobrin, Esq.Register of Wills & Clerk of the Orphans' Court
Register of Wills
55 E Court Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
55 E Court Street 6th Floor Doylestown PA 18901
The Register of Wills/Clerk of the Orphans’ Court is open to the public from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. Both virtual and in-person appointments are conducted. Please call 215-348-6254 or 215-348-6264 to schedule an appointment.
Lower Bucks County Government Service Center
7321 New Falls Rd.
Levittown, PA 19055
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Appointments are recommended and will receive priority
Orphans' Court Contact
All information on this webpage is to inform and not to advise. It is based upon Pennsylvania law. The statements are general, and individual facts in a given case may alter their application or involve other laws not referred to here.