What is a research fee?

There is a fee of $30 made payable to the Register of Wills to search for an estate or a marriage license. Requester must supply the full name of the decedent and the date of death or date of birth with a self-addressed, stamped envelope for the return of the requested information. For a marriage license requester must supply Groom's full name, Bride's name at the time the license was issued (include maiden name) and the date of the marriage. If a certified marriage license is requested, please include fee of $25.00 per certified copy made payable to Register of Wills.

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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?