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All records in the Register of Wills and Orphans' Court departments are open to the public with the exception of Adoption records. Adoption records are impounded by law and are available only by order of court. If you are an adult adoptee and wish to obtain information from an adoption file, you must contact Judge Marilyn Horan for the proper paperwork.
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Our offices are located at:Level L, Government Center124 W Diamond StreetButler, PA 16001
They can be found directly behind the old courthouse.
Yes, anyone is able to access non-impounded information anytime during normal hours of operation.
You may come to the office to review any record during normal business hours, or you may mail your request for information together with research fee to:
The Honorable Sarah E. Edwards, M.A., J.D.Register of Wills & Clerk of Orphans' CourtP.O. Box 1208Butler, PA 16003
We do not do research over the phone.