Clerk of Courts


***This office processes marriage licenses and allows researchers by appointment only. Please call 724-852-5282 to schedule an appointment.***

Monday through Friday
8:30am to 4:30pm

Closed on County Holidays
See County Calendar for more information.
Please arrive before 4:00pm to ensure your business can be taken care of during business hours.

The Clerk of Courts Office encompasses the criminal, juvenile, and orphans’ divisions of the Court of Common Pleas. The criminal court deals with all criminal cases, the Accelerated Rehabilitation Program and juvenile records. The orphans’ court handles records chronicling births (1893-1915), deaths (1893-1915), marriages (1885 - Present), adoptions, guardianship for incapacitated people, and estate settlement. The office also collects court fines, costs, and restitutions.

When court is in session, the Clerk of Courts takes all the pertinent files for each defendant to the courtroom; the Clerk of Courts will also swear in witnesses.

Learn more about Crystal Walters

Contact Information

Greene County Courthouse
10 East High Street
1st Floor
Waynesburg, PA 15370
Hours of Operation: M-F, 8:30AM to 4:30 PM

Department Contacts:

Crystal Walters
Clerk of Courts
Lisa Murdock
FIrst Deputy Clerk of Courts
Lisa Wheeler
Second Deputy Orphans Court
Nicole Vandevender
Second Deputy Clerk of Courts

Clerk of Courts Office

The Clerk of Courts/Orphans' Court Office also issues marriage licenses. The marriage applications are done by appointment only. Please call ahead to make an appointment. Both parties must be present when applying for their marriage license. The issuing fee for the marriage license is $31 (cash only), and a photo ID is required for both parties (i.e., driver’s license). Our office is located on the first floor of the Courthouse (The door reads Orphans' Court - Marriage Licenses) 

Questions asked when applying for a marriage license include the following information about both individuals: full name, maiden name (if different), birthdate, birthplace (state or foreign country), social security number, occupation/job title, education/college, sex (m/f/x) & address.

We also ask the following questions about the individuals’ parents: full names, mothers' maiden name, label (father/mother/parent), birthplace (state or foreign country only), residence (state only) & occupation/job title/retired.

If either party has been married and divorced/widowed, the divorce decree or death certificate must be provided. The whole process takes about 20 to 30 minutes. 

There is a three-day waiting period before the license is issued, but it is good for 60 days once issued (anywhere in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania). Example if you apply on Monday then Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday would be your three-day wait and you can pick up license on Friday. Weekend days do counts towards your three- day wait. 


Adoption Records: Adoption records are all sealed in Greene County; they cannot be opened without court approval. And as with a juvenile record, they are impounded.

Birth and Death Records: Greene County kept birth and death records between 1893 and 1915. The state of Pennsylvania began to file births and deaths at a state level in 1906. Between 1906 and 1915, you may find records at both county and state levels. These records may compliment or contradict one another depending on the person providing the data. For the most thorough results, checking both of these certificates is recommended. After 1915, borth and death records are at the state level only. State level records are maintained at the Division of Vital Records.

Criminal Dockets: Old criminal dockets are still housed at the Greene County Courthouse, but in 1996, the county began automating criminal dockets. The courthouse has an extensive index list of criminal records dating from 1796.

Marriage Records: A marriage record contains information about a marriage between two individuals. On a marriage record, you can find the full names of both parties, the date of the marriage, and county where the marriage took place. Marriage licenses are all digitally archived and copies can be requested through the mail. Marriage licenses from 1885 to Present are available at the courthouse.

Orphans' Records: Estate files 1796 to Present.