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Montgomery County Register of Wills Office

The Honorable Joseph M. Griffin, Register

Address 50 Maryland Avenue
North Tower 3220
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Operating Hours8:30am - 4:30pm Monday to Friday
We are closed weekends and State Holidays
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Important Information

The Montgomery County Register of Wills encourages the use of the Courthouse Dropbox as well as mail to submit any paperwork. While we are making appointments for in-person visits we are very limited in the number of appointments per day and recommend submitting paperwork by mail or dropbox to expedite the process.

If you need to email anything to our office you can use the following email @ MontgomeryCountyRow
Documents no larger than 25 pages may be attached to an email message and emailed directly to our office and must be in a PDF format. If your filing is larger than 25 pages please mail or drop off in the Courthouse Dropbox on Maryland Ave.

We will continue the live on-line Chat which will be fully staffed by auditors and deputies between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm M-F. We have found the Live Chat to be more efficient however phone lines are now being answered in the office as well.

Visitors to our office are on an appointment basis only. All Appointments are limited to 2 persons max. Please click here for nearby parking facilities.

The Records Department will continue to be Closed to the public. Any request for copies should be made on-line or by telephone.

Please remember visitors are encouraged to wear masks in all courthouses and judicial facilities.

Changes In Policy for Judicial Hearing Publications and Caveat Proceeding Notifications. Click here for document

Maryland Estate Tax Returns: Effective July 1, 2015 the MD Estate Tax Return is filed directly with the Comptroller. The form, with new filing instructions, can be found here: MET 1 Form

Other Important Numbers
Comptroller of Maryland:
Maryland Estate Tax Division
Comptroller of Maryland:
Unclaimed Property Division
Internal Revenue Service 800-829-1040
Legal Aid Bureau - Montgomery County 240-314-0373
Montgomery County Bar Association 301-424-3454
Montgomery County Land Records 240-777-9477
Montgomery County Trust Clerk 240-777-9175
Motor Vehicle Administration 800-950-1682
Social Security Administration 800-772-1213
Vital Statistics Administration
(provides copies of death certificates)
Volunteer Lawyers Service 800-510-0050


New Proceedings Division
(Letters of Administration for Small Estates)
Orphans' Court Assistant
Financial Analysis Division 240-777-9640
Data Processing Division 240-777-9670
Delinquencies / Extensions 240-777-9600
Records Division
(Letters of Administration for Regular & Modified Estates & copy requests)




For A Historical List Of Montgomery County
Registers Of Wills
(MD State Archives Link)
Click Here