E-Filing

Electronic Filing Information and Procedure for Existing Cases

E-Filing


Link to Pa. O.C. Rule 4.7

Link to Dauphin County Local Rule 4.7

Link to Dauphin County Register of Wills and Orphans’ Court Fee Schedule

Electronic filing is offered as a substitute to filing original documents at the Register of Wills and Clerk of the Orphans’ Court office.  Unless directed otherwise, originals of electronically filed documents should not be submitted.

PROCEDURE

  1. Choose the type of case to which you are filing and enter the case number and case name.
  2. Enter the filer information.  The filer may also be the petitioner or the attorney.
  3. Choose what type of legal paper you are filing and upload it in the designated area.  Up to twenty documents may be e-filed at one time. 
  4. Answer whether any of the documents being filed are petitions.  If yes, enter the petitioner information.
  5. Enter the attorney information.
  6. Enter a contact email address for the person (filer, petitioner, attorney, paralegal) where e-filing notifications should be sent.
  7. After your documents are e-filed, you will receive a Submission Receipt that will state the date and time the legal paper was received by the electronic filing system.
  8. After the documents are reviewed, you will receive a Notice of Filing, Notice of Fee, or Notice of Rejection.
  9. A Notice of Filing indicates that your submission has been filed by the Register of Wills/Clerk of the Orphans’ Court. A Notice of Filing does not constitute acceptance of the filing by the Court of Common Pleas.
  10. A Notice of Fee indicates that a fee is due before your submission can be filed.  A link to schedule payment will be included with the notice of fee.  Payment appointments will be by phone.  Dauphin County uses a third party processor named Govolution to process payments.  Govolution will charge a processing fee of 2.55% ($1.00 minimum) on the total amount paid.  Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express cards are accepted.  Upon receipt of payment, the filing party will receive a Notice of Filing.
  11. A Notice of Rejection indicates that your submission has been rejected.