Register of Wills

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

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.

Probates/Estates: Please make an appointment if you need to probate. Appointments can be made by calling the Register and Recorder’s Office at (717)436-7709. When you call to make your appointment, arrangements will be made on how to proceed.

Inheritance Tax Payments: Please mail in payments to the Juniata County Register and Recorder’s Office. Receipts will be mailed to the customer.


Register of Wills Fee Schedule

The Juniata County Register and Recorder has many different roles which include the Recorder of Deeds, the Register of Wills and the Clerk of Orphans’ Court.

The Register of Wills office probates the wills of all decedents and issues letters of administration and testamentary in each estate. The Register also works as the Agent for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in collecting all inheritance tax and various fees relating to each estate.

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

Documents and Forms


Instructions for Probate/Estates

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Inheritance Tax Forms