steps to start a trust account at your bank in PA
In general, no. Your question is missing some important details about your current circumstances, (trust creator alive/deceased; property transfer pending from the trust to a third party, etc), so precision can not be provided in the answer. In most circumstances, the revocable living trust does not have to registered in the court house. One of the benefits of a revocable living trust is in fact the privacy it affords the family. There are a couple of exceptions. If the trust creator has passed away, the PA Inheritance Tax return will reflect that a trust was in place, and a copy must be filed. This copy, however, can be sealed from public inspection and only be made available to the Department of Revenue (who does have a right to review the Trust, but they don't make it publically available). Further, if you transfer PA real estate into the trust, then the trust needs to be filed to claim the PA Realty Transfer Tax exemption, but again privacy measures can be used to make sure that it isn't filed or inspected locally, but instead it is forwarded to the Department of Revenue to assure that the trust qualifies for the Transfer Tax Exemption, after which they will either return the trust or destroy the copy sent, if you follow their procedures. The two above filings are usually made at the courthouse, but don't require the trust to be registered or filed for public inspection at the courthouse.
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Also, you should keep in mind that living trusts generally do not work to avoid inheritance taxes. While there are some situations where a living trust provides some benefit, they are (in my opinion) often sold to people that don't need them, usually at outrageously high cost. Before you pay someone thousands of dollars to prepare one for you, please get a second opinion from another attorney.
The Pennsylvania Attorney General's website has information on Living Trust scams: http://www.attorneygeneral.gov/consumers.aspx?id=304