Register of Wills & Clerk of Orphans' Court Division

Welcome message from the Register of Wills

Thank you for visiting the Delaware County Register of Wills website. From probating Wills to issuing Marriage Licenses, and handling Petitions for Adoptions, this office handles a broad range of issues that the citizens of Delaware County face every day. As your newly elected Register of Wills, I hope the information provided on this site is helpful to you.

The Register of Wills office is comprised of 3 departments: The Register of Wills, Marriage License andOrphans' Court. This website has information for all 3 of these departments, such as, forms you may need or answers to questions that you may have, including the following:

If you are searching for Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax forms, this site has a link to the Commonwealth of PA's website. If you are looking for how to apply for a Marriage License, there are specific instructions provided here. If you are trying to find a Notice of Claim form, there is one made available on this website.

Some of the more commonly asked questions that this office receives are in regard to Will preparation and filing. If you are interested in preparing a Will, it is recommended that you seek the advice of an attorney. The Register of Wills office does not prepare Wills, nor does it accept Wills for filing prior to someone's death.

After perusing this website, if you have further questions, please feel free to contact our office at 610-891-4400. We will be pleased to assist you and also willing to address any inquiries that you may have regarding the records we have on file.

Thank you.

Jennifer Holsten Maddaloni, Esquire
Register of Wills


Contact information:

  • Copies of Marriage License: 610-891-4110

  • Copies of Wills: 610-891-4411

  • Estate Searches: 610-891-4410

  • Inheritance Tax Information: 610-891-4414

  • Inheritance Tax Payment: 610-891-5395

  • Marriage Licence Infomation/Clerk: 610-891-4548 or 610-891-4547

  • Orphans Court Division: 610-891-4419

  • Probate Questions: 610-891-4406, 610-891-4402, 610-891-4111

  • Short Certificates: 610-891-4411