10.5 Certification of Notice
Certification of Notice under Rule 10.5
You may have received a letter indicating that you failed to file Certification of Notice Under Pa. O.C. Rule 10.5. This is a document required by PA law, certifying that all heirs to an estate have been notified of the opening of the estate.
The Certification of Notice can be mailed to our office with a $25 check or filed online through our portal at no charge.
Our office is located at 55 East Court Street, 6th Floor, Doylestown, PA 18901. Checks should be made out to “Register of Wills”.
To file online, first complete and sign the Certification and scan and save it to your computer. If unsure of how to fill out the Certification or of who should be listed on the Certification, we encourage you to consult an attorney. The Bucks County Bar Association can be reached at 215-348-9413. Our office is not permitted to provide legal advice.
Once your Certification of Notice is completed and saved onto your computer, go to propublic.buckscountyonline.org and log in.
Helpful Hint: It may be helpful to open this page in one window and the Propublic E-Filing portal in another window, so that you can use these instructions while filing, There are no instructions on the Propublic E-Filing portal.
Create an account if you don’t already have one. You may not e-file as a guest.
Select E-Filing from the left-hand menu.
Choose Subsequent Filing
Use the existing filing number XXXX-XXXXX (do not use the 09 prefix)
Select Filing Type: Certification of Notice (10.5)
Select “Next” at the bottom of the screen four times until you reach the screen prompting you to upload your file.
A confirmation email will be sent once your e-filing has been reviewed and accepted by our office.
To review your responsibilities as personal representative of an estate, please consult our Probate Resources and Timeline document. You can always review your estate online at Propublic.buckscountyonline.org and compare your timeline against our docket to confirm which documents have been successfully filed.
Linda Bobrin, Esq.Register of Wills & Clerk of the Orphans' Court
Register of Wills
55 E Court Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
55 E Court Street 6th Floor Doylestown PA 18901
The Register of Wills/Clerk of the Orphans’ Court is open to the public from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. Both virtual and in-person appointments are conducted. Please call 215-348-6254 or 215-348-6264 to schedule an appointment.
Lower Bucks County Government Service Center
7321 New Falls Rd.
Levittown, PA 19055
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Appointments are recommended and will receive priority
Orphans' Court Contact
All information on this webpage is to inform and not to advise. It is based upon Pennsylvania law. The statements are general, and individual facts in a given case may alter their application or involve other laws not referred to here.