Register of Wills  



The Register of Wills and Clerk of the Orphans' Court Office provides a variety of services to the public, such as:
  • Probate of decedent estates
  • Collection of inheritance taxes
  • Issuance of marriage licenses
  • Maintenance of records pertaining to adoptions, guardianship, and estates
We are located on the second floor of the new courthouse.
We do not schedule appointments.
Cell phones are not permitted inside the Lancaster County Courthouse.


Divisions


Linda Vance
Chief Deputy
Email
Phone: 717-295-5907

  • Probates and Estates

Email
Phone: 717-299-8242 or 299-8243
Fax:     717-295-5914



  • Adoptions & Guardianship

Emily Dougherty
Deputy Clerk of the Orphans' Court
Email
717-295-2001

  • Inheritance Tax Division

Jane Wilson
Inheritance Tax Clerk
Email
717-299-8246

  • Marriage Department
Email 717-295-3533
24 Hour Marriage Hotline: 295-3522