Clerk of Orphans’ Court

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The Clerk of Orphans’ Court position is held by Frances Kovaleski who also serves as Register of Wills. The primary function of the clerk includes responsibility for taking applications for, and issuing, marriage licenses, the maintaining of dockets and files for petitions for incapacitated persons, appointment of guardians, formal accountings on estates, guardianships and trusts, adoptions (which records are confidential) and any other issues which may come before the Orphans’ Court Division. The Clerk of the Orphans’ Court is also responsible for assisting the Judge of the Orphans’ Court during Court proceedings as well as preparing and maintaining documents pertaining to those proceedings.


Office hours are Monday though Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. (Except holidays). The Office is located at:


The Scranton Electric Building Suite 400
507 Linden Street, Scranton, PA 18503

Customers may call the office directly at
(570) 963-6702 or fax at (570) 963-6377


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ACCOUNTINGS



ADOPTIONS



GUARDIANSHIPS



MISCELLANEOUS



Marriage License Forms

Certified Copy of Original Marriage Record Genealogy Information
Officials Who Can Perform a Marriage Ceremony Dual Citizenship Information