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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 Fee Schedule page. If you have questions about any Probate Record fees, please contact the office directly.

Please make all checks and money orders payable to the Register of Wills.


Office Hours

The Register of Wills is open, exclusive of Holidays, Monday - Friday, 8.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.