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.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current Level 5 Covid restrictions, Probate Personal Applicant appointments have been suspended until further notice. 
If you require the Grant of Probate/Administration urgently, you may wish to consider instructing a solicitor to lodge the application on your behalf.  You must withdraw your personal application if instructing a solicitor.  The Probate Office will endeavour to issue the grant as a matter of urgency if the application is lodged by this means.  

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