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December 12, 2012: Due to an increase in the instances of returned personal and non-attorney checks, the Butler County Register of Wills & Clerk of Orphans’ Court, finds it necessary to establish the following policy for payment of all fees and monies due the Register.
Beginning March 1, 2013 and thereafter, the only acceptable form of payment will be a certified check, attorney check, attorney trust fund check or U.S. money order.
Attorneys should notify their clients of this pending policy revision.
Michael Ginsburg, Register of Wills for Westmoreland County is pleased to announce his office is accepting credit and debit cards for all fees excluding inheritance tax payments. Mike Ginsburg further reports that his office will gladly accept card payments over the phone for office services that had previously required the mailing of a personal check. This will dramatically improve the turn around time for constituents receiving genealogy information, short certificates and certified copies of marriage licenses. For your convenience Visa, Master Card and Discover is accepted.
Effective July 1, 2012, the Register of Wills fee schedule goes into effect. The new fee schedules will be available June 15th. Feel free to pick one up at the Register of Wills office or they can mail them to you. Call Cindy at 724.830.3183 for a copy or for any questions.
Change to Renunciation Forms regarding an estate effective immediately. If the renunciation is filled out in the office, no notarization is required. However, if the form is filled out prior to coming into the office, the form must be properly notarized.