Applicable Laws and Information

You may find this information and these forms helpful when handling the estate of a deceased person. If you have questions, consult with an attorney. We do not offer legal advice.

Probate Information

Petition for Probate (and Instructions), Renunciation of Appointment and Petition for Probate of Authenticated Copy of Will

Estates Granting Letters, Required Filings

Witness Affidavits


Notice of Appeal(PDF, 236KB)
Filed in the Department of Wills/Orphans’ Court when filing an Appeal of a Department Order to the Orphans’ Court. Petition Sur Appeal shall be filed within 30 days of the notice filing.

Personal Representative’s Bond(PDF, 248KB)
To be signed by executor or administrator and filed with Wills/Orphans' Court Division. Bond must be executed by a Bonding Company. Fee is $10.00.

Will Search Request Form(PDF, 589KB)
Request to perform a search for a will. May be mailed in with a $10.00 money order.