Return Home Return Home
Court HomeOrphans' Court Court Divisions FAQs Forms & Applications Rules & Procedures Self Help Rule 509 Jury Service

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are encouraging individuals to appear remotely via Zoom videoconferencing rather than coming to the Courthouse and appearing in person for court proceedings. To appear remotely, please follow the instructions provided with your court notice. In addition to remote court proceedings, many court services are available on-line without having to come to the courthouse.

More information is available on the Coronavirus Information Page.

Orphans' Court Division
About the Lehigh County Orphans' Court Division

Currently there are five judges assigned to the Orphans' Court Division. Orphans' Court matters are scheduled approximately every six weeks. Orphans' Court motions are heard weekly by the Administrative Judge of the Division. All Orphans' Court matters are scheduled through the office of the Clerk of the Orphans' Court Division and not the Court Administrator's Office. Orphans' Court Calendars, as well as Orphans' Court praecipes are available in the Clerk's office, Room 123 of the Courthouse at 455 West Hamilton Street in Allentown.

In addition to the assigned judges, the Orphans' Court Division staff is comprised of the following. The Orphans' Court Counsel-Director of Operations is in charge of the Orphans' Court Division. This position is held by an attorney employed by the Court and reports directly to the judges assigned to the division.

The full-time Orphans' Court Auditor is responsible for auditing all formally filed fiduciary accounts. The Clerk of Orphans' Court is appointed by the Court. The Clerk is the official custodian of all Orphans' Court records and manages the day to day operations of the Orphans' Court Office. In addition to the Clerk, there are currently two full-time assistants and one part-time employee working the Clerk's Office.

In Lehigh County the Register of Wills is a separate office that is a division of the Clerk of Judicial Records who is an elected official. That office is responsible for probate and inheritance tax filings regarding decedents' estates. The Register of Wills Division of the Clerk of Judicial Records can be contacted at (610) 782-3170.

Tracking address: Tracking code - do not email: (do not email this address - tracking purposes only)

Contact UsDriving DirectionsParking, Security & ADA AccessibilityCourt HomeDisclaimer & Privacy Policy
Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas, 455 West Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18101-1614 • (610) 782-3000