Register of Wills  

The Register of Wills and Clerk of the Orphans' Court Office provides a variety of services to the public, such as:
  • Probate of decedent estates
  • Collection of inheritance taxes
  • Issuance of marriage licenses
  • Maintenance of records pertaining to adoptions, guardianship, and estates
We are located on the second floor of the new courthouse.
Cell phones are not permitted inside the Lancaster County Courthouse.

Pursuant to Judicial Administrative Order dated December 11, 2020, the Lancaster County Courthouse is closed to public access through January 11, 2021.  All filings with our office shall be via mail except for emergency proceedings, including emergency guardianships, which may be filed in person by appointment.  Please note, the dropbox in the lobby of the Courthouse has been removed.  Probate of an estate by videoconference may be requested.  Click here for instructions.  


Linda Vance
Chief Deputy
Phone: 717-295-5907

  • Probates and Estates

Phone: 717-299-8242 or 299-8243
Fax:     717-295-5914

  • Adoptions & Guardianship

Chevy Sigwart
Deputy Clerk of the Orphans’ Court

  • Inheritance Tax Division

Amanda Persing
Inheritance Tax Clerk

  • Marriage Department

Marriage Clerk