The Register of Wills is responsible for the docketing, filing, retrieval and maintenance of documents pertaining to estates of decedents from the year 1752 to the present, including estate administration when there is no will. The office is responsible for collecting, recording, and disbursing county fees and inheritance tax collected as required by law. Disputes pertaining to wills and estates are resolved internally by this office or through the court.
Affidavit of Domicile.pdf
Certification of Noice.pdf
Disclaimer and Renunciation.pdf
Filing of PA Inheritance Tax Return.pdf
FEE SCHEDULE - REGISTER OF WILLS -.pdf
Instructions for probate.pdf
Notice of Intention to Appeal from Register.pdf
Notice of Estate Administration Rule 10.5.pdf
Notice of Claim.pdf
Oath NON- subscribing witnessess - XP.pdf
Oath of subscribing witnesses.pdf
Oath of witness to will executed by mark.pdf
PETITION FOR GRANT OF LETTERS.pdf
Petition to Admit copy of a will.pdf
For Inheritance Tax Forms and Publications, please visit the Department of Revenue website.
DEATH RECORDS BETWEEN 1893 - 1936 ARE AVAILABLE IN THE NORTHAMPTON COUNTY REGISTER OF WILLS OFFICE.
DEATH RECORDS AFTER 1936 NEED TO BE REQUESTED DIRECTLY FROM THE DIVISION OF VITAL RECORDS.
For more information on how to obtain birth and death records, visit the Pennsylvania department of health.
Application for certified copy of death certificate (By Mail).pdf