Orphans' Court Services

Services of Clerk of Orphans' Court 

The Clerk of Orphans' Court office completes applications for marriage licenses and issues licenses which are valid 3 days after they are issued and for 60 days thereafter. The marriage information is recorded when the duplicate certificate is returned. Certified copies of the marriage license may be obtained for a fee by using our Certified Copy Request form (pdf). For more information on applying for a marriage license, visit Marriage License Information.

The Clerk of Orphans’ Court office will also research Orphans’ Court records which date back to 1750 and marriage records which date back to 1885. You can request research by returning the Research Request form (pdf) with payment to Register of Wills, 1 Courthouse Square, Room 102, Carlisle, PA 17013.

All Adoption Records Are Confidential and not for Public Access.