Tioga County Departments
Register & Recorder/Clerk of Orphans Court
The Recorder of Deeds is the repository for land records. Our responsibilities include receiving, recording processing and delivering: Deeds, Deed Restrictions, Mortgages, Satisfaction Pieces, Releases, Assignments, Easements, Rights of Ways, Leases, Survey Maps, Miscellaneous Documents as well as Bonds & Commissions for Notaries and Elected Officials, Military Discharge records, etc.; all transactions are public record with the exception of the Military Discharge records which are closed records to the public due to the privacy act passed by the veterans themselves. The Recorder of Deeds is an Agent for the Department of Revenue with the collection of Realty Transfer Tax.
The Register of Wills has jurisdiction of the probate of wills and grant of letters to a personal representative of a decedent who resided in Tioga County. Letters of Testamentary (with a will) or Letters of Administration (without a will) are granted to properly qualified individuals who meet the requirements of the Probate, Estates and Fiduciaries Code. ONLY when an estate has been probated a Certificate of Appointment (short certificate) can be issued to the executor or the attorney handling the estate. The Register of Wills serves as an agent for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the collection of Inheritance Tax. These documents are all public records.
The Clerk of Orphans’ Court issues Marriage Licenses, Petitions for Guardianship, Petitions for Small Estates, Family Settlement Agreements, Annual Accountings, First & Final Accountings, Adoptions and other court related issues. All of the Orphans’ Court records are public records with the exception of adoptions which records are sealed by the Court and closed to the public.
116 Main Street
Wellsboro, PA 16901
Hours: 9:00-4:30
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (570) 724-9260 Main
Email Address: twetherbee@tiogacountypa.us
Intake Procedure: Call or visit website.
Geographical Area: Tioga County
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Tioga County Departments
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