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Register of Wills

Contact the Register of Wills

Lisa A. Seward
Register & Recorder
(570) 524-8767

Union County Courthouse
103 S. Second Street
Lewisburg, PA 17837

Hours: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Note: Document recording concludes at 4:15 PM 

Phone: (570) 524-8762
Fax: (570) 524-0104

The Register of Wills office serves many purposes: probate of wills of deceased residents of Union County; appointment of estates of individuals without a will; and maintenance of records pertaining to estates.

Inheritance taxes are collected for the Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax Division. Checks issued for the payment of inheritance taxes shall be payable to “Union County Register of Wills, Agent”.
All checks issued for the payment of probate or filing fees shall be payable to “Union County Register of Wills”.
All estates from 1813 to date have been placed on microfilm for easier access by attorneys and the public.

Probate Requirements

The following are the initial requirements for opening an estate:

  • Petition (unsigned) 
  • Death certificate 
  • Original Last Will and Testament/Codicil 
  • Renunciations 
  • Witness affidavits 
  • Probate fees

The probate fees are due and payable at the time of probate.