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Register & Recorder & Clerk of the Orphans' Court
Mifflin County > Register and Recorder
Register and Recorder: Barbara A. Stringer
Office Contact Information:
  • Phone: (717) 242-1449
  • Fax: (717) 248-2503
  • Email: Email Address
Mifflin County Courthouse
20 North Wayne St.
Lewistown, PA 17044
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  • About the  Department

    Mifflin County is classified as a 6th class county serving the public in three distinct areas: The Register of Wills, Clerk of the Orphans’ Court and Recorder of Deeds


    The Register of Wills Office maintains the records for all areas of probate and is the agent for the collection of State Inheritance Taxes. The initial documents required for probating an estate are: the Petition for Grant of Letters, the original Will/Codicil, a Death Certificate, An Estate Information Sheet, applicable Fees and when appropriate, Renunciations, Oaths of Subscribing or Non-Subscribing Witnesses.  Filings relating to the office can be found dating from 1789 to the present.



    The Clerk of Orphans’ Court maintains the records of all proceedings relating to adoptions, guardianships and marriage license records when the application for marriage was filed in this county. Adoption records are sealed by the Court and are not open to the public. Marriage records can be found dating from 1885 to the present.  Birth and Death records that may have been recorded between the years 1893-1905 are also available in this office.  Birth and Death Certificates from 1906 are a record of the State of PA and must be requested from the Bureau of Vital Records however, an application form for an original raised seal certificate can be obtained from this office.


    The Recorder of Deeds maintains records relating to real property in the county. Documents found in this office are, but not limited to, Deeds, Mortgages, Satisfaction of Mortgage, Releases, Subdivision Plans, Agreements/Easements, Highway Maps and Secured Transactions. Recorded documents relating to this office can be found dating from 1789 to the present.


    Military Discharge Records are also recorded in the Recorder of Deeds office and are secure records not open to the public. Service Discharge Records (DD-214) are only given to the Veteran who can show proper identification.  Others requesting this information must contact the Veterans’ Affairs Officer at 717-248-8439



    Directions to this office from within the Courthouse

    Starting from main lobby, take the elevator to the second floor. Turn right off elevator. Register and Record first office on right.