How to obtain a Probate Record
How can I get a copy of a Probate Record?
In Pennsylvania, the Register of Wills is responsible for
maintaining probate records. In Philadelphia County, an individual may obtain a
marriage record by appearing in person at the Register of Wills, requesting a
copy via this website, or by mailing a letter of request to the department. All
requests must provide the decedent's complete name at the time of death and the
date of their death, as well as the appropriate fee.
Upon receipt of a request, the Register of Wills will immediately conduct a
search and prepare the probate record requested.
What are the costs for a Probate Record?
The costs for a Probate Records vary from county to county.
The most recent fees charged by Philadelphia County can be found at our
page. If you have questions about any Probate Record fees, please contact the office
Please make all checks and money orders payable to the Register
The Register of Wills is open, exclusive of Holidays, Monday
- Friday, 8.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.