York County Row Officers
Clerk of Orphan's Court and Register of Wills, Row Officer - York County
This York County Government Office for Row Officers oversees both the Clerk of Orphan's Court and the Register of Wills.

Orphan's Court:(717)771-9288 and Wills':(717) 771-9607

The duties of the Clerk of Orphans' Court include: filing petitions for incapacitated persons and petitions for the appointment of guardians for minors, petitions for adoptions (which records are confidential), the granting of marriage licenses, and records of births and deaths from 1893 through 1906.

Birth and death records of persons born after 1906 are on file with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Division of Vital Records, New Castle, Pa 16103. Phone: (724) 656-3100. This office is also responsible in assisting the Judge of Orphans' Court during court proceedings as well as the documents pertaining to those proceedings.

As register of wills, this office has jurisdiction over the probate of wills and the granting of letters of testamentary and letters of administration to persons properly qualified and who meet the requirements of the fiduciaries act of 1949 as amended. This office is also an agent for the commonwealth of Pennsylvania to collect inheritance tax payments.
45 North George Street, 2nd floor
York County Judicial Center
York, PA 17401
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
Email Address: bcjacobs@yorkcountypa.gov
Intake Procedure: Call for more information.
Facility/ADA access: Partially accessible, please, call for more information
Languages Spoken: All language services available
Service Contact: Bradley C. Jacobs, Clerk of Orphan's Court, Orphan's Court: (717)771-9288 and Wills: (717) 771-9607, BCJacobs@yorkcountypa.gov
Phone Fax: (717) 771-4678
  • County Government Departments/Offices
  • Court Filing Offices
  • Death Related Records/Permits
  • Guardianship Assistance
  • Marriage Licenses
  • Will Preparation Assistance
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York County Row Officers
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