Clerk of Orphan’s Court

Contact Information

Michelle Estabrook

Susquehanna County Courthouse
PO Box 218
Montrose, PA 18801

Phone: 570-278-4600, ext. 4065-4067
FAX: 570-278-2963
E-mail address:

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

About the Department

The Clerk of the Orphans’ Court administers over proceedings relative to adoptions, estates of incapacitated persons and marriage licenses. It also oversees the care and preservation of the old birth and death records dating from 1893 to 1905. Copies of birth and death records can be obtained in person or through the mail. The cost is $2.00 for a regular copy or $5.00 for a certified copy. We need to know the name of the person, approximate date or year of the birth or death, location of the birth or death and the parents’ names, if possible.

Link to State Orphans Court rules