Register & Recorder

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.


In person probates are done Tuesdays and Thursdays by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Zoom probates are still being accepted.


Appointments are required for: 
Marriage licenses, notary renewals, veteran ID’s, etc.


Marriage Licenses

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, title 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

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