The personal representative or counsel for the
estate of each resident decedent is required to file a Status Report
with the Register (Supreme Court Orphans' Court Rule 6.12) when
the estate administration is concluded, or, if the administration
is not completed within two years of the decedent's death, to file
a report at that time and annually thereafter until the administration
The printed report form (Appendix
A, Form No. 6) is available from the Register. There is no charge
for the form and no fee for filing the Status Report.
If a Status Report has not been filed in accordance
with the rule, the Clerk will issue a notice to the delinquent personal
representative and counsel, requesting compliance with the rule
within 10 days. If the delinquency continues, the Clerk will inform
the Court of the failure to file the report and will also request
that a hearing be conducted to determine if sanctions are appropriate.