Postal applications to Dublin Probate Office
The Dublin Probate Office now accepts all applications by post. Postal applications must be accompanied by the relevant completed postal application form and the relevant fee.* See the fees section for further fee information.
One application form must be completed for each application being submitted.
For the Dublin Probate Office to deliver an efficient, effective service to all its customers, it is essential that the number of rejected applications are minimised. We would therefore ask for your co-operation in this regard. Thoroughly check all applications before submitting to ensure they are in order. Rejected applications will result in delays.
* Except for personal applications for grants of representation.
Fees for this type of application are currently assessed at the appointment date.
Applications for searches and or copy documents [Form PAS1]
All postal applications for searches and or copy documents must be accompanied by PAS1. You can use this form for applications to the District Probate Registries.
Before completing Form PAS1 you must read the information notes on the form. There you will find information on the type of records that we hold and how to apply for a search and or copy documents.
When submitting Form PAS1 to the Dublin Probate Office, ensure the envelope is clearly addressed to 'RECORDS OFFICE'.
Personal applications for grants of representation
See the personal applications section for information on these applications.
Solicitors applications for grants of representation [Form S1]
All solicitor applications for grants of representation submitted by post to the Dublin Probate Office must be accompanied by a completed Form S1.
For further information on these applications, see the solicitor applications section.
When submitting Form S1 to the Dublin Probate Office, ensure the envelope is clearly addressed to 'SEAT OFFICE'.
Applications will only be accepted from solicitors who hold a practising certificate in this jurisdiction.
Rules Office applications [Form PAS2]
All postal applications to the Rules Office of the Dublin Probate Office must be accompanied by a completed Form PAS2.
Form PAS2 sets out the types of applications which are processed by the Rules Office (which include court applications and caveats).
See the court applications section for further information on making an applicationto the Probate court.
For information on other matters relating to the Rules Office (including caveats) you must consult the Rules of the Superior Courts Order 79, Order 80 and Appendix Q. Personal applicants who are considering filing caveats (and or related documents) are advised to consult a solicitor. Staff of the Probate Office cannot give legal advice.
When submitting Form PAS2 to the Dublin Probate Office, ensure the envelope is clearly addressed to 'RULES OFFICE'.
________________________Content reviewed: May 2017