PART II. ORPHANS COURT RULES
I. PRELIMINARY RULES (View pdf)
II. ACCOUNTS, OBJECTIONS AND DISTRIBUTIONS (View pdf)
III. PETITION PRACTICE AND PLEADING (View pdf)
IV. FORMAT AND SERVICE OF LEGAL PAPER BY PARTIES AND COURT; ELECTRONIC FILING (View pdf)
V. RULES GOVERNING SPECIFIC TYPES OF PETITIONS (View pdf)
VI. [Reserved] (View pdf)
VII. RULES RELATING TO PRE-HEARING AND HEARING PROCEDURE (View pdf)
VIII. RECONSIDERATION (View pdf)
IX. AUDITORS AND MASTERS (View pdf)
X. REGISTER OF WILLS (View pdf)
XI. [Reserved] (View pdf)
XII. [Reserved] (View pdf)
XIII. [Reserved] (View pdf)
XIV. GUARDIANSHIPS OF INCAPACITATED PERSONS (View pdf)
XV. ADOPTIONS (View pdf)
XVI. PROCEEDINGS PURSUANT TO SECTION 3206 OF THE ABORTION CONTROL ACT (View pdf)
APPENDIX OF FORMS (View pdf)
The provisions of this Part II amended December 5, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 3133, unless otherwise noted.
(Editors Note: Rules 113 and 17 are rescinded and Rules 14 and 16 are amended under Supreme Court Order No. 682, dated December 1, 2015, effective September 1, 2016. See 45 Pa.B. 7098 (December 19, 2015). This order will be codified in the September 2016 Pennsylvania Code Reporter. Supreme Court Order No. 683, dated December 1, 2015, addresses local orphans court rules. See 45 Pa.B. 7126 (December 19, 2015).)
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