Register of Wills & Recorder of Deeds
The Bedford County Register of Wills and Recorder of Deeds mission is provide “above and beyond” service.
The office is located on the first floor (room 106) of the Courthouse. It is the repository and records manager for all papers relating to wills and estates as well as all real estate transactions. These documents are part of Bedford County's permanent records dating back to 1771. Bedford County has records for the following counties: Huntingdon,
Somerset, Centre, Cambria, Blair, and Fulton counties. It is essential to our democracy that documents are protected from loss, theft or damage. It is also the responsibility of the office to provide efficient and timely service to the public, while preserving the integrity of public records.
The Register of Wills division is responsible for filing all papers in reference to the probate of wills and all other estate related documents. Once filed posthumous wills are then placed in the permanent legal record. The primary goal of the office is to serve all county residents, especially in times of grieving.
The Recorder of Deeds division is where you can find detailed information concerning property transactions. All documents pertaining to land and property transactions, including deeds, mortgages, leases, surveys, financing statements and rights of way are recorded here. The office also keeps records of oaths of office for all county elected officials, notary publics, district justices, military discharges, and highway maps.
Copies of all documents are maintained and preserved for public use. Bedford County provides seven public access workstations for use in locating documents that are filed in the Register and Recorders Office. Lawyers, title searchers, loan officers and genealogists are among those who frequently research records.
Our office hours are 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Documents can be dropped off anytime during regular office hours. Recording is from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Please make an appointment if you are coming in to open up an estate.
We do not conduct title searches, however you are more than welcome to come in and do some research for yourself.
Dwight "JR" Winck, Register and Recorder
Phone: (814) 623-4836
Fax: (814) 624-0488