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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Bryan Tate, York County Register of Wills, named to state association board


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The Honorable Bryan K. Tate, York County Register of Wills & Clerk of Orphans’ Court, was recently installed as a member of the Executive Board of the Registers of Wills and Clerks of Orphans’ Court Association of Pennsylvania.  

Tate was sworn in during the Association’s annual conference on July 14, 2022, by Northampton County Judge Abraham Kassis.

In this new role, Tate will provide support to the Association Executive Board in his areas of expertise – experienced government and nonprofit leadership, professional networking, and community influence.  

In addition to the Executive Board, he will continue to serve on the Legislative Committee and as an alternate delegate to the Pennsylvania State Association of Elected County Officials. Tate was also named as the Association’s host of the 2024 summer conference to be held in York.

“The Registers and Clerks Association is fortunate to have Bryan Tate on its Executive Board,” said President Commissioner Julie Wheeler. “Bryan is not only a leader in his field and its association, but he’s a leader in York County government and the York community overall. We’re proud of him!”

After being elected in November 2019, Tate was sworn in as Register of Wills & Clerk of Orphans’ Court for York County on January 3, 2020. He is primarily responsible for the administration of estates and to act as an agent of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Revenue in the collection of inheritance taxes. 

In addition, he oversees proceedings of the Orphans’ Court, including maintaining dockets and filings for petitions of incapacitated persons, appointments of guardians, termination of parental rights and adoptions, as well as issuing marriage licenses.

Tate is active in many volunteer roles. Professionally, he is Past Chairman of York County Estate Planning Council and is Program Chair of Leave A Legacy York County. He is Past President and a multiple recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow recognition of Rotary Club of York and also serves as President of the York Rotary Charitable Endowment Fund.  

Tate is President of the Board of the Miss Pennsylvania Scholarship Foundation, a Board Member of the Cultural Alliance of York County, serves as Master of Ceremonies of Encore, the York County High School Musical Theater Awards, and is the founder of the Spring Grove Alumni Chorus.

A native of York County and a graduate of Spring Grove High School and Temple University, Tate served for 12 years as Chief of Staff to former Congressman Todd Platts, who represented York County and South Central Pennsylvania in the US House of Representatives and is now a York County Judge of the Court of Common Pleas.

For more information about the Registers of Wills and Clerks of Orphans’ Court Association of Pennsylvania, please consult

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