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Recorder of Deeds
Register of Wills
Clerk of the Orphans’ Court 

PO Box 218
105 Maple Street
Montrose, PA  18801
(570) 278-4600
Fax (570) 278-2963

Our office hours are 8:30 to 4:30 Monday through Friday

MARRIAGE LICENSES are only available until 4:00

The RECORDER OF DEEDS office is responsible for the recording of deeds, mortgages, power of attorneys, clean and green filings, landowner consents, highway permits, easements, military discharges, agricultural security areas, mortgage satisfactions, mortgage releases, mortgage modifications, mortgage subordinations, leases, land contracts, notary bonds and oaths, survey and subdivision maps, UCC filings and Act 287 (underground utility) filings.  We also handle the collection of realty transfer tax for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the local school districts and municipalities.  In 2005 we collected $2,386,384.06 in transfer tax and recorded over 9,000 documents.

The REGISTER OF WILLS office handles the probate of estates and the collection of inheritance tax for the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue.  We also handle the filing of the inheritance tax returns  In 2005 we collected $1,764,656.05 in inheritance tax and probated 258 estates.

The CLERK OF THE ORPHANS’ COURT is responsible for the filings of adoptions, the issuing of marriage licenses and the appointment of a guardian for a minor or incapacitates person.  In 2005 we issued 282 marriage licenses.