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.
- Choose the type of case to which you are filing and enter the case number and case name.
- Enter the filer information. The filer may also be the petitioner or the attorney.
- 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.
- Answer whether any of the documents being filed are petitions. If yes, enter the petitioner information.
- Enter the attorney information.
- Enter a contact email address for the person (filer, petitioner, attorney, paralegal) where e-filing notifications should be sent.
- 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.
- After the documents are reviewed, you will receive a Notice of Filing, Notice of Fee, or Notice of Rejection.
- 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.
- 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.
- A Notice of Rejection indicates that your submission has been rejected.