Register of Wills

The Office handles all court-related administration in the areas of marriage, probate and estates, adoptions, and guardianships. The office also serves as the collection agent for Pennsylvania inheritance tax owed by decedents that lived in Lebanon County. The Register of Wills and Clerk of Orphans’ Court is a dual office responsible for court related and non-court related activities.

Lebanon County Municipal Building


  • Last Day to File is the first Friday of the Month
  • NISI: First Monday of following Month (after filing)
  • Absolute: 20 days after NISI
  • Objections: can only be filed after NISI

All couples must arrive no later than 4:15 p.m. to apply for a marriage license.
No applications are taken after 4:15 p.m. unless prior arrangements are made.

*No Personal checks accepted for filing fees.


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Office Hours:
Monday through Friday 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

Mailing Address:
Register of Wills/Clerk of Orphans’ Court
Room 105, Municipal Building
400 South 8th Street
Lebanon, PA 17042-6794

Phone Number:
(717) 228-4415

Fax Number:
(717) 228-4460

Department Head:
Brian C. Craig,
Register of Wills and Clerk of Orphans’ Court