The Register and Recorder’s Office is the repository and record manager for all papers relating to wills and estates as well as all real estate transactions. These documents are part of Greene County's permanent records and must be protected from loss, theft or damage. It is also the responsibility of the office to provide efficient and timely service to the public while preserving the integrity of public records.
The Register of Wills Office is responsible for filing all papers in reference to the probate of wills and estates and all other related documents. The office also collects and processes Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax returns. The primary goal of the office is to serve all county residents, especially in times of grieving.
The Recorder of Deeds Office records all documents pertaining to land and property transactions, including deeds, mortgages, leases, financing statements and rights of way. The office also keeps records of oaths of office for all county elected officials, notary publics, district justices, military discharges, mine subsidence maps and highway maps.
Copies of all documents are maintained and preserved for public use. These public records date back to 1796, when Greene County was formed out of Washington County.
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The Register & Recorder's Office cannot change, add and/or remove a name from any existing and/or original deed. To have a name changed, added and/or removed, you must have a new deed prepared by an attorney.