Tina Mertz – Register & Recorder
Christina, known by everyone as “Tina”, has been employed by Northumberland County since October 1994. Being first hired as a secretary for a District Justice then in 2002 being hired into the Register/Recorders office as a clerk. Shortly thereafter was promoted to Chief Deputy in that office. She was sworn in as Acting Register/Recorder and Clerk of Orphans’ Court in December 2015 and in November 2017 was elected into the position. Tina lives in Point Township with her husband of 20 years, Jeff Mertz. She has one son, daughter in-law and a 3 ½ yr old grandson.
EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 18, 2020 UNTIL JANUARY 18, 2021, THERE WILL NOT BE ANY MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID SITUATION
Effective Friday, December 5, The Office of the Register/Recorder will be operating on an “Appointment Only” basis.
There will no longer be walk-ins’.
Also, effective immediately, there will be no in-person probate appointments.
All documents for recording can either be mailed or dropped in the drop box by security in the front of the Courthouse.
Vault time, marriage licenses, deed or marriage license pickups, notary renewals, veteran ID’s, etc.
Please call my office at 570-988-4143 for appointments or questions
As always, your cooperation is appreciated during this time
Christina A. Mertz, Register/Recorder
Marriage Licenses will remain by appointment only
Appointments made on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
– Bride and Groom ONLY to appear at appointment. Call the office for more information on how to apply.
Thank you for your cooperation during this time. Please feel free to call my office if you have any questions regarding this procedure.
Christina A. Mertz
Register & Recorder
Clerk of Orphans Court
As of November 1, 2019, the Register/Recorders’s Office will no longer accept “PERSONAL” Checks
Cash, Money Order, or Certified Bank Check accepted
This does NOT include checks from law firms, county attorneys, corporations, local abstractors, titles companies.
I’d be happy to answer any questions concerning this change in office policy.
Christina A. Mertz,
Register/Recorder/Clerk of Orphans’s Court