Monday, 09 January 2017 18:13

Register of Wills

The Register of Wills processes all resident descendants estate and Inheritance Tax receipting/documentation for individuals that are domiciled in Elk County at the time of their death.  The primary function of the Register is to determine whether a document offered for Probate should be admitted to the official record.  The Register of Wills has the authority to appoint personal representatives for estate administration.  With quasi-judicial powers, the Register can conduct evidentiary hearings, take testimony and render decisions on disputable estate matters prior to opening the official record.  Those decisions once rendered , may only be appealed for specific reasons to the Orphans' Court division of the Common Pleas Court.  The Register also is an agent for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the collection of state Inheritance Tax.

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Elk County Courthouse
250 Main Street
P.O. Box 448
Ridgway, PA 15853

Elk County Courthouse Annex
300 Center Street
P.O. Box 448
Ridgway, PA 15853