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Register of Wills

Advertisement of Grant of Letters BC Law Reporter Form

Petition for Grant of Letters


Status Report Under Rule 10.6

Certification of Notice under Rule 10.5


Oath of Subscribing Witness

Oath of Non-Subscribing Witness

Unavailable Witness Affidavits

Oath of Witness to Will Executed by Another

Notice to Heirs
Resources and Timeline for Personal Representatives
Inheritance Tax Prepayments 

Orphans' Court

Annual Report Fee Waiver Request

Annual Report Guardian of Estate, Rule 14.5F

Annual Report Guardian of Person, Rule 14.5E


Citation, Rule 14.5


Guardian’s Inventory, Rule 14.4

Notice of Charitable Gift
Notice of Claim 

Notification of Mental Health Commitment

Petition for Adjudication: Decedent's Estate

Petition for Adjudication: Guardianship of Incapacitated Person

Petition for Adjudication: Guardianship of Minor

Petition for Adjudication: Trust

Petition for Adjudication: Principal's Estate (Under Power of Attorney)

Petition for Amendment of Marriage Record
Petition of Settlement for a Small Estate

Request for Access to Incapacitated Person’s File

Request for Access to Adoption File

Petition for Registration of Foreign Decree Rule 15.8

Praecipe for Parental Rights Termination Hearing

Praecipe to Proceed In Forma Pauperis

Affidavit to Proceed In Forma Pauperis

Request for Pre-Placement Home Study
(Non-Agency Intermediary or No Intermediary)


Written Deposition

Marriage License Application Sample
Please note: This application is a sample for illustrative purposes only and will not be accepted by the Orphan's Court as a true application.

PA Marriage Law, Officiants

Other Important Forms
Application for Certified Copy of Birth Record
Application for Certified Copy of Death Record
Statement of Citizenship and Residency
Certificate of Adoption of Foreign Born Child
Certificate for Adoption


Please Note:
All information on the 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.

Register of Wills & Clerk of Orphans' Court
Donald Petrille, Jr., Esquire

Bucks County Courthouse
55 East Court Street 
3rd Floor, Administration Building 
Doylestown, PA 18901

Phone: 215-348-6265
Fax: 215-348-6156 



Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm 
1st & 3rd Wednesday every month – open until 7:30 pm (Doylestown Office Only)

Offsite Location for Probate & Marriage License Application: 
Lower Bucks Government Service Center 
7321 New Falls Road
Levittown, PA 19055
Phone: 267-580-3585
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
(Closed for lunch between 12:00 and 1:00 pm)
Appointments are encouraged at this location