When a person dies leaving property, money and/or other possessions (i.e. an estate), certain legal obligations have to be observed before the next of kin or other persons may have access to it. The overall process is referred to as the administration of a deceased person's estate.

Important Notice:

Important Notice:

Please note that as of this week the 19 February 2024 the Probate Office are currently assessing applications received on the 3 October 2023.

Please Note from 1 February 2024, Charitable Bequest Forms are no longer to be completed online.  Details of all charitable bequests must be inserted on this form.

Please take note that from and including Monday 17 of April 2023 The Probate Court List will be held in person/physically In The Four Courts.

 

Process for obtaining Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration from September 2020

Process for obtaining Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration from September 2020

This September will see a significant change in the way applications for Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration are made in the Probate Office and the District Probate Registries. This change will modernise and transform the current process, making it easier and more efficient to complete. Revenue proactively worked with the Probate Office to design an online process that will reduce errors encountered when completing the current paper form.

Read the full notices

Notice of the 29th of July 2020

Notice of the 14th of September 2020

General Information

General Information

General information on probate can be found on the Citizens Information website.

Applying for Probate without a Solicitor

Applying for Probate without a Solicitor

Information for non-practitioners.

Applying for Probate without a Solicitor

Stopping a Probate Application

Stopping a Probate Application

Information for non-practitioners.

Stopping a Probate Application

How to order copies of probate documents

How to order copies of probate documents

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Find out if Probate has issued in an estate.

Find out if Probate has issued in an estate.

Click for instructions to access the probate search register

Find out if Probate has issued in an estate

Court Applications

Court Applications

Find information on Applying to The Probate List of The High Court