How Do I?
 How do I access your estate records on-line?

The images of the estate records are not available online; however, the index is available.

 How do I obtain a death certificate? 

​You may contact the Orphans' Court office for an application or go on-line to the Division of Vital Records State of Pennsylvania.

 How do I obtain forms to prepare a Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax Return?

​You may contact the Register of Wills Office or obtain them on-line through the Department of Revenue.


 To make a payment of Inheritance Tax:

​If the payment is on a joint bank account, please provide the (two) Information Notice for each account you received from the Department of Revenue. NOTE: The Department of Revenue gives you an opportunity to pay any inheritance tax due at a 5% discount within 3 months from the date of death of the decedent. Please make your check payable to: Register of Wills, Agent.

 To request a refund of an overpayment of inheritance tax:

​You can complete the application for the refund of Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax, which can be located under Forms and mail directly on to them.