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.

Select Finish

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.