How may I obtain information?

You may come to the office to review any record, except adoption records and guardianship records (filed after January 6, 2018), during normal business hours. Older files are in storage and will need to be requested for retrieval from the Records' Center. Request must be made several days in advance or you may mail your request for information together with the research fee to:
Register of Wills
200 N River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

Register of Wills documents filed from 2004 to present can also be viewed on line on Landex  Remote and Landex Webstore


We do not do research over the phone.

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1. Where are you located?
2. What are your hours of operation?
3. What records can be viewed by the public?
4. What records do you have in these offices and for what periods?
5. How may I obtain information?
6. What is a research fee?
7. What does probate mean?
8. Why is a will registered or probated?
9. What does intestate mean?
10. What is a short certificate?
11. When does a will get probated and filed?
12. Why do you keep the original will?
13. I can only find a copy of the decedent’s will. What can I do?
14. What are Letters ot Testamentary / Letters of Administration?
15. Do I need an attorney to probate an estate?
16. What do I need to open an estate?
17. Can your office help me prepare the inheritance forms?
18. What are the requirements to apply for a marriage license?
19. How do I obtain a certified marriage license?
20. Can I obtain a copy of my divorce decree in your office?