Register of Wills and Clerk of Orphans' Court

Virtual Probate

Virtual Probates are now offered by the Butler County Register of Wills office. Please click the below link for more information.

Butler County Virtual Probate Process


For your convenience, we now accept credit/debit cards for all items on our fee schedule. This does not include inheritance tax payments or payments accepted for the Butler County Legal Journal.

Certified Copies of Marriage Licenses

Certified Copies of Marriage Licenses originally obtained in Butler County are available in our office for $5. Any questions may be directed to 724-284-5354.

Office of Vital Records

The Office of Vital Records in New Castle has opened its new location at:
105 Nesbitt Road
New Castle, PA 16105

The office is open from 8 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday. Same-day service is available for individuals who apply for a copy of their birth or death certificate by 11:30 AM.

Estate Notices

Looking for Estate Notices or other legal notices requiring publication in a Pennsylvania Legal Journal? Please visit the Pennsylvania Legal Ads website.

Electronically File Your Marriage License

You may E-file your Marriage License application by visiting the County Fusion website.

Both Marriage License applicants are still required to appear before a clerk in our office with the required documentation, identification, and fee. If the proper documentation is not provided, the application will not be processed.

Marriage License Bureau hours are 8:30am-4:00pm, Monday through Friday, except Court Holidays.

Additionally, the three-day waiting period does not begin until you have appeared before a clerk in our office and the application has been signed. Your license will be given to you at the time of application; however, it will not be valid until the three-day waiting period is complete. 

Search Public Records

You may search and print limited public records by visiting the County Fusion Website. Available records should include Estates back to 1992 and marriage records back to 2002; however, some records may need to be accessed in our office.

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