|| Office and
The office of the Register
of Wills is located in Room 180, City Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The general telephone number is 215-686-6250. The office hours are
from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, except legal
The Register of Wills also provides services
at two satellite offices: (1) the Northeast Municipal Services Building
located at Welsh Road and Roosevelt Boulevard, Philadelphia, 215-698-3960;
and (2) the North Philadelphia office at 22nd and Somerset Streets,
Philadelphia, 215-685-9738. Probate clerks are on duty in the Welsh
Road office on Tuesdays and Thursdays and in the North Philadelphia
office on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except legal holidays.
No records are kept in the satellite offices, and it may be necessary
to coordinate a probate or administration proceeding between the
two offices. If, for example, a proceeding is instituted in the
City Hall office and a witness to the Will wishes to attest to his
signature in the Northeast office, the Register's office in City
Hall should be contacted and arrangements made to have the Will
taken to the Northeast office. It is important that this arrangement
be made in advance to make certain that the proper documents will
be available. If a proceeding is instituted in a satellite office,
it can be completed in the City Hall office. No short certificates
or certified copies of documents are issued at the satellite offices,
but arrangements can be made there for mail delivery of these items.