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Register of Wills

Advertisement of Grant of Letters - Bucks County 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

Praecipe for Parental Rights Termination Hearing

Praecipe to Proceed In 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.

Marriage License Request Form 
PA Marriage Law, Officiants

Other Important Forms
Application for Birth Certificate (through PA Dept of Health)
Application for Death Certificate (through PA Dept of Health)
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
Linda Bobrin, Esquire, Register of Wills & Clerk of the Orphans' Court
Douglas Wayne, Esquire, 1st Deputy
Colleen F. Strunk, 2nd 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 of Operation: The Register of Wills/Clerk of the Orphans' Court is open for virtual appointments and limited in person appointments within the Administration building. Please call to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins will not be accepted. The office will be open extended hours until 7:30 pm on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the 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