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Public Service Program

Crimes Against Older Adults

The Bucks County Register of Wills and Clerk Orphans’ Court is proud to serve on the Crimes Against Older Adults Task Force.  More information can be found on the Task Force’s website: http://crimesagainstolderadultsbucks.org/.  If you are an older adult and believe you are the victim of abuse or a crime please call 1-800-490-8505 or contact any of the members of the Task Force:

A Woman's Place   215-348-9241  larmstrong@awomansplace.org
Bucks County District Attorney's Office  215-348-6344 smjones@co.bucks.pa.us      
  mllaucella@co.bucks.pa.us
Bucks County Register of Wills & Orphan's Court 215-348-6265  registerofwills@co.bucks.pa.us
Bucks County Area Agency on Aging 215-348-0510 cfdanfield@co.bucks.pa.us
Consumer Protection 215-348-6060 mdbannon@co.bucks.pa.us
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania 877-429-5994 bkaner@lasp.org
Lower Makefield Twp Police Dept   detgdetample@lmt.org
Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA) 215-343-6543 kathy@novabucks.org
  sandyc@novabucks.org
Pennridge Police Department   dmettin@pennridgepd.org
US Dept of Health and Human Services  800-447-5994 timothy.handley@oig.hhs.org

 

Extended Hours and Off-site Service

For your added convenience, our Courthouse office remains open on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday evening of every month until 7:30 pm.  Our registrars are also available for probate and marriage license applications only at our satellite office located at:

Lower Bucks Government Service Center
7321 New Falls Road, Levittown, PA 19055
Phone: 267-580-2508 or 267-580-3585 during Business Hours
Monday: 1:00 to 4:00 pm;
Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am to noon
Appointments are encouraged

Special arrangements can also be made to have traveling registrars available for offsite locations for probate and to take affidavits or emergency marriage license applications in Bucks County. To make an appointment for probate call 215-348-6265 or emergency marriage license application call 215-348-6271. Additional charges may apply. 

Genealogy & Historic Research

For genealogic research, original documents dating back to 1684, as well as microfilm, may be viewed in our office Archive Center.  You may also request documents by mail.  Research Fees apply. 

Please see our Genealogy/Searches page for more information. 

The Register of Wills and Clerk of Orphans’ Court also maintains a Historic Advisory Panel.  If you wish to join please contact registerofwills@co.bucks.pa.us

Information Booklets

Booklets are available upon request covering topics such as:

  • Marriage Licenses
  • Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax
  • Inventory of Information for my Executor
  • Most frequently asked questions about Wills and Estates
  • Bucks County Crimes Against Older Adults Task Force

Information Displays

The Register of Wills and Clerk of Orphans’ Court also participates in expos and events throughout the county bringing information to the community.   Our displays can be tailored to the event, focusing on genealogy and history, marriage licensing, or wills and probate. 

Professional Advisory Panel

As part of his commitment to ensure the Register of Wills and Orphans’ Court operates in the most efficient manner possible, Don Petrille has established a Professional Advisory Panel for local attorneys.  If you would like to join, please e-mail Sheila Bass at registerofwills@co.bucks.pa.us

Public Speaking

The Register of Wills and Clerk of Orphans’ Court will send presenters to educational, civic, social and faith-based organizations regarding many aspects, such as, genealogy, probate estate planning and other government services.

Call the Register of Wills for more information and to schedule events and speaking engagements.

Please Note:
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. 

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

Register of Wills: 215-348-6265
Orphans' Court: 215-348-6271
Fax: 215-348-6156 
registerofwills@co.bucks.pa.us 
orphanscourt@co.bucks.pa.us

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Hours: 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