COVID-19 PRESS UPDATE - March 18, 2020
Due to recent events concerning COVID-19 (coronavirus), the
Mifflin County Courthouse will have limited access for the public. Therefore,
in order to protect all citizens, offices are implementing temporary
procedures. Please follow these new procedures to stay safe and if you have any
questions call in advance of traveling to the Courthouse. The
Commissioners encourage individuals with non-essential business to refrain from
visiting the Courthouse until further notice.
The President Judge has declared a Judicial Emergency in the 58th
Judicial District as indicated in the March 17th Declaration of Judicial Emergency which
states the order shall be in effect until April 14th, 2020, due to COVID-19.
Additionally the President Judge has issued an Administrative
Order for COVID-19 Precautions for Domestic Relations Section.
The next public meeting of the County Commissioners is scheduled
to be held on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. in the Commissioners’
Meeting Room A located in the Courthouse, 20 North Wayne St., Lewistown,
PA 17044. While this is a public meeting, the Commissioners ask those not
having urgent business to refrain from attending. The meeting will be
available at a later date through MCTV.
minutes may be found by navigating to the Commissioners’ page.
Recording: Mail in documents is the preferred method
and the most convenient/safest for all involved. For walk-ins a drop off box
will be located at the entrance of the courthouse for recording land records.
The documents will be processed in the order that they are received. Documents
will be returned by mail. Documents must be accompanied by a
self-addressed stamped envelope.
The Recorder of Deeds Fee Schedule can be found here.
Notary Questions: Please contact
the Recorder of Deeds at 717-242-1449
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)242-1449. When you call to make your
appointment, arrangements will be made on how to proceed.
Inheritance Tax Payments: Please mail in
payments to the Mifflin County Register and Recorder’s Office. Receipts will be
mailed to the customer.
Clerk of Orphans’ Court
Marriage License Applicants: **UPDATED 3/23/20** The Register of Wills will not be processing marriage licenses at this time.
Certified Copies of Marriage Licenses: Requests
can be made by calling (717)242-1449. Please make arrangements with the Mifflin
County Register and Recorder’s Office to pick up your certified copy. The
office requires the exact amount due of $4.00 when picking up a certified copy
of a marriage license. Requests can also be mailed to the Mifflin 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 $4.00 fee and a self-addressed stamped envelope.
Record requests/Title Searchers: It is recommended by
the Mifflin County Register and Recorder’s Office that searches are done
remotely. Please visit http://infoconcountyaccess.com/ for
access to land records. Files and recordings that are not available online can
be ordered by calling the Mifflin County Register and Recorder’s Office at
Birth Certificate Requests: Applications are
available online through www.health.pa.gov/MyRecords/Certificates.
If you have any further questions call the Mifflin County Register and
Recorder’s Office at 717-242-1449.
Filing of documents: We encourage filing
of documents to be done by mail if possible. Documents should be accompanied by
a self-addressed stamped envelope.
Forms: Forms for Pennsylvania citizens, judiciary and law
enforcement can be found at ujsportal.pacourts.us. If the form you need is
not available on-line, please call our office at (717)248-8146 and check if
they are available here and we will mail the forms to you.
Passports: Passport applications will be handles
according to normal procedures. Have all necessary documents ready.
Applications can be printed off the US Passport Agency’s website.
All State Systems for any licenses through the Treasurer’s Office
are currently unavailable as such the Treasurer’s Office will not be serving
the public until further notice. Any questions please contact the Treasurer’s
Office at 717-248-8439.
The Commissioners will re-evaluate these actions and
recommendation on a daily basis