Register of Wills & Recorder of Deeds


  As of June 28th, 2021 the Register of Wills Office will continue scheduling appointments for all Probate proceedings.
To make an appointment with the

REGISTER OF WILLS call 724-852-5284

*ALL filings of Probate proceedings must be scheduled prior to arrival.
See Register of Wills Appointment Requirements 
or see in resources below.

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 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. For more Register of Wills information click here.

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.

To Learn more about Tammy Brookover, click HERE


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.

Contact Information

Greene County Register & Recorder
10 East High Street
1st Floor, Room 100
Waynesburg, PA 15370
Hours of Operation: 8:30AM to 4:30PM Monday thru Friday

Department Contacts:

Tammy Brookover
Register & Recorder
Kimberly Spence
First Deputy Recorder of Deeds
Kayla Dodson
First Deputy Register of Wills
Annette Hennen
Second Deputy Register & Recorder
Sarah Bond
Department Clerk 1

Register and Recorder's Office

This ordinance established on April 18, 2013, requires that a Tax Parcel Number be contained on all conveyances of real estate, plans, mortgages, satisfication pieces or any other instrument affecting real estate in Greene County; requiring plan or survey information for change in size or description of parcels; requiring that tax parcel number(s) be affixed to documents presented for recording and providing when this ordinance shall become effective. Click HERE for a copy of Ordinance No. 130418.

Pennsylvania realty transfer tax is imposed at a one percent state and one percent local percentage rate of the value of real estate transferred by deed, instrument, long-term lease or other writing. Both grantor and grantee are held jointly and severally liable for payment of the tax.

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue Realty Transfer Tax, Common Level Ratio (CLR) for Greene County changes JULY 1 of every year (July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 CLR is set at 1.91).

Current List of Factors:

The real estate valuation factor is based on sales data by the State Tax Equalization Board. These factors are the mathematical reciprocals of the actual common level ratios. For Pennsylvania Realty Transfer Tax purposes, these factors are applicable for documents accepted for particular periods. The date of acceptance of a document is rebuttably presumed to be its date of execution, that is, the date specified in the body of the document as the date of the instrument (61 Pa. Code 91.102).

Some real estate transfers are exempt from realty transfer tax, including certain transfers among family members, to governmental units, between religious organizations, to shareholders or partners and to or from nonprofit industrial development agencies. Deeds to burial sites, certain transfers of ownership in real estate companies and farms and property passed by testate or intestate succession are also exempt from the tax. Realty Transfer Tax Statements of Value are required to be submitted with ALL Oil & Gas related documents.

Historical list of factors:

Click HERE to complete and print the current Realty Transfer Tax Statement of Value form (instructions included).

For more information, please contact either the Recorder of Deed's Office at 724-852-5283,
or the Department of Revenue Realty Transfer Tax Division at 717-783-8104.

Inheritance tax is imposed as a percentage of the value of a decedent's estate transferred to beneficiaries by will, heirs by intestacy and transferees by operation of law. The tax rate varies depending on the relationship of the heir to the decedent. The rates for Pennsylvania inheritance tax are as follows:

•    0 (zero) percent on transfers to a surviving spouse or to a parent from a child aged 21 or younger;
•    4.5 percent on transfers to direct descendants and lineal heirs;
•    12 percent on transfers to siblings; and
•    15 percent on transfers to other heirs, except charitable organizations, exempt institutions and government entities exempt from tax.
•    Property owned jointly between husband and wife is exempt from inheritance tax.

Inheritance tax payments are due upon the death of the decedent and become delinquent nine months after the date of the individual's death. If inheritance tax is paid within three months of the decedent's death, a 5 percent discount is allowed.

For further information and answers to commonly asked questions, contact the Greene County Register's Office at 724-852-5284 or review the Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax and Safe Deposit Boxes brochure. For detailed and historic Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax Penalty and Interest, visit

The Pennyslvania Department of Revenue at offers additional information and answers for individuals regarding inheritance tax and inheritance forms; other forms and publications are also available.

The Recorder of Deed's Office is not responsible for posting monthly deed transfers. To search recent recorded deeds and property records please see Links to Online Access below OR click HERE

To see the last outsource posted monthly deed transfers, click HERE

Links to Online Access


Property Land Records 1926 to Present

Property Land Records 1796 to 1940

*Note - Estate and Probate records are NOT available for online access outside of our office. If you are unable to access these records in person you can request a search to be done via mail for a charge of $5.00 per decedent plus $0.50 per page. Please make checks payable to REGISTER OF WILLS and mail your request to 10 E. High Street, Room 100 Waynesburg, PA 15370.