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Register of Wills/Clerk of the Orphans' Court

Fees and Forms

Bucks County Register of Wills Bill of Costs (effective December 2018) Bucks County Orphans' Court Bill of Costs (effective December 2018)


Register of Wills

Advertisement of Grant of Letters BC Law Reporter Form

Affidavit of Death

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 Timelines for Personal Representatives

Inheritance Tax Payments

Inheritance Tax Return Filing Instructions

Orphans' Court

Annual Report Fee Waiver Request

AOPC Public Access Policy

Administrative Order No. 88

Certification of Compliance

Confidential Document Form

Confidential Information Form

Request for Access

Request for Correction of Clerical Error


Citation, Rule 14.5

Citation with Notice: Form G-01


Expert Report: Form G-06

Guardian's Inventory for a Minor: Form G-04

Guardian's Inventory for an Incapacitated Person: G-05

Notice of Charitable Gift

Notice of Claim

Notice of Filing Guardians Report: Form G-07

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

Report of Guardian of the Estate: Form G-02

Report of Guardian of the Person: Form G-03

Request for Access to Incapacitated Person’s File

Request for Access to Adoption File

Petition for Registration of Foreign Decree Rule 15.8

Petition to ReAdopt a Foreign Born Child Rule 15.9

Praecipe for Parental Rights Termination Hearing

Praecipe to ProceedIn Forma Pauperis

Order, Petition, Affidavit to Proceed In Forma Pauperis

Subpoena to Attend and Testify

Subpoena to Produce Documents and Discovery

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


Written Deposition

General Petition Checklist

Minors Compromise, Settlement, Discontinuance,and Distribution Checklist

Petition for Appointment of Guardian of a Minor Checklist

Petition for Guardianship of an Adult Checklist: Basic/Emergency, Limited/Plenary

Private Sale of Decedent's Real Estate Checklist

Public Sale of a Decedent's Real Estate Checklist: Personal Representative

Revocation of Letters Granted Checklist

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




Register of Wills & Clerk of Orphans' Court
Linda Bobrin, Esquire, Register of Wills & Clerk of the Orphans' Court
Douglas Wayne, Esquire, 1st Deputy
Melissa V. Bond, Solicitor

Bucks County Courthouse
55 East Court Street 
6th Floor, Administration Building
Doylestown, PA 18901

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



Hours: Hours of Operation:  Effective immediately our office is not open to the public. Please call to schedule a virtual appointment. Beginning June 3rd, the office will be open extended hours until 7:30 pm on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month for virtual appointments. You may reach us at 215-348-6265. 

  • Before seeking an appointment, we ask the Bar and public to seriously consider whether the specific matter at issue would be considered exigent circumstances by an objective observer.
  • Access to the Register of Wills/Clerk of Orphans’ Court office on the Sixth Floor of the Administration Building is now limited. A system is being implemented by which all emergency business before the Register/Clerk will be conducted in an alternative reception area on the Second Floor of the Administration Building.
  • All visitors, including members of the bar with passes allowing access to the Administration Building, are asked to check in with the security officers.
  • For more information, please view the Message to the Bar   from Linda Bobrin, Register of Wills & Clerk of the Orphans’ Court

Offsite Location for Probate & Marriage License Application: 
Lower Bucks Government Service Center 
7321 New Falls Road
Levittown, PA 19055
Phone: 267-580-3585
Hours: Effective Immediately, this office is closed.

Appointments are encouraged at this location