- Original will (and codicil(s), if applicable)---If the decedent had one. This office keeps the original documents.
- Death certificate (In some instances, other legal proof of death may be accepted until the death certificate is available)
- Person(s) who qualify as executor(s) or administrator(s). photo I.D. is required.
- Approximate value of the decedent’s estate. This is the value, as of date of death, of the real estate and personal property of the decedent. You must determine what items constitute the decedent’s estate. The staff may not assist you with this valuation. We suggest you consider this before you come into the office and discuss this matter with a professional, if necessary.
- Check, credit card, or cash for probate fees. This amount varies based on the value of the decedent’s estate as discussed in #4. See fee schedule.
Please be advised that this list is not all inclusive. There may be other forms or actions required that cannot be determined until the documents provided are reviewed by this office.