Probate Seat Office - change to opening hours
Solicitors/agents who attend in person at the Seat Office division of the Probate Office are asked to note the following change in opening hours:
Friday 5th August : 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
Mondays 8th & 15th August : 10.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. (no new applications after 3.30 p.m.)
Tuesdays 9th & 16th August : 10.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. (no new applications after 3.30 p.m.)
Wednesdays 10th & 17th August : 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
Thursdays 11th & 18th August : 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
Fridays 12th & 19th August : 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
Note that assessments not reached by 1.30 p.m. will have to be placed in the black box.
We regret any inconvenience this change may cause but without this intervention it will not be possible to issue grants over the next number of weeks.
To allow Probate staff reduce current backlogs in the issuing of Grants of Representation in the Probate Office, a reduced telephone service - 2.30 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. will be available until further notice.
Please also note that the resources to reply to emails during this period will also be considerably reduced.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but wish to emphasise that this is a temporary measure which will improve waiting times in the long term. We ask for your co-operation in this regard.
We encourage practitioners and members of the public to access the Probate pages on this site where most answers to queries may be found.
Review of the Probate Service - questionnaire
Hours of business:
General Office and Rules Office:
10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.
10.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. for all applications other than De Bonis Non applications and applications with a foreign dimension (other than United Kingdom).
Applications with a foreign (other than United Kingdom) dimension must be lodged by DX, post or drop in the Probate Office.
3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. for applications being returned having being queried and fees only applications.
New applications cannot be processed after 3.30 p.m.
'Saturdays, Sundays, Christmas Day and the 7 next following days, St. Patrick's Day, Good Friday and Monday and Tuesday of Easter Week and the days duly appointed to be observed as public holidays in public offices.' Order 118 RSC.
Additional contact details:
Before contacting the offices below, check the probate section for the information you are seeking.
General Enquiries: Tel. + 353 1 888 6174 /6728
Personal Applications Section: Tel. +353 1 888 6174 / 6728
District Probate Registries:
Contact details for the 14 District Probate Registries