Clerk of Orphans’ Court

Alicia A. Seigler, Clerk of Orphans’ Court
Phone:  717-436-7709
Fax: 717-436-7713
Office location:  1 North Main Street, Mifflintown
Postal address:  P.O. Box 68, Mifflintown, PA 17059

Administrative Order

EFFECTIVE 08/01/2023

We received Notification that the temporary surcharge portion ($21.25) of the Judicial Computer Project fee (JCP/ATJ/CJEA/OAG) that was authorized in 42 Pa. C.S.§3733.2 will expire on July 31, 2023. As a result, the temporary surcharge of $21.25 will no longer be collected. This means that instead of a JCP fee of $40.25, the JCP fee is $19.00. We are informed that this temporary surcharge is expected to be reauthorized as part of the overall Pennsylvania state budget.
The Notification about this change was received at the last minute without any pre-warning. We are aware that this will cause many of you to recalculate your recording fees so that correct fees are sent with recordings. Please know that we have no choice but to reject recordings that do not have the correct recording fees (calculated with the $19.00 JCS fee).
Recorder of Deeds:
JCS documents: Deeds in any form; Mortgages; Assignment of Mortgages; Release of Mortgage; Mortgage Satisfaction Pieces; Installment Sales Agreements; Leases for a term of thirty (30) years or longer; Easements; Rights of Way.
Register of Wills: All Petitions for Letters
Clerk of Orphans’ Court: All first filings for Adoptions, Small Estates, Trusts, Guardianships, and Minors’ Estates
It is our hope that we will receive a prompt Notification about any surcharge reauthorization once it is determined so that we may notify our customers with the information.

All applications will be by appointment only. Please contact the office for details.

All probates will be by appointment only. For now, probates will be processed during a Zoom meeting. Please contact the office for details.

Marriage License Applicants: All applications will need to be completed through the marriage license online application process located on the Juniata County website under Clerk of Orphans’ Court. Applicants will need to schedule an appointment by calling the office at (717)436-7709 to finish the application process. The license will then be mailed or can be picked up at the Register and Recorder’s Office after the three-day waiting period.

Certified Copies of Marriage Licenses: Requests can be made by calling (717)436-7709. Please make arrangements with the Juniata County Register and Recorder’s Office to pick up your certified copy. The office requires the exact amount due of $5.00 when picking up a certified copy of a marriage license. Requests can also be mailed to the Juniata County Register and Recorder’s Office. Mail-in requests are preferred for the safety of our citizens. For mail-in requests please provide the individuals names and date of marriage along with the $5.00 fee and a self-addressed stamped envelope.


Clerk of Orphans’ Court Fee Schedule

The Clerk of Orphans’ Court issues all marriage licenses, handles all adoptions and incapacitated filings, and presents all First and Final Accounts files in the estate to the court for confirmation.

MEMO on Public Access Policy

Registers of Wills and Clerks of Orphans’ Court Association of Pennsylvania.

Our records are available online through You may either sign up to use the remote services as a customer or one time users can simply use the web store search. To search records online visit Landex.