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"Business Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm"
(No Walk-In Customers after 3:30pm) "Monday through Friday"

We Are Closed On Weekends & State Holidays - HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

To open a new estate, please call our office at (410) 887-6680 before coming in to ensure you have all the required documents to open a new estate.

Updated as of April 22, 2022

BEFORE YOU VISIT: We strongly encourage you to call the office. We will walk you through our procedures and make sure you are aware of all the required documents we’ll need to help you. Also, a courthouse drop box is available to customers submitting paperwork.

DROP BOX DEPOSITS: Last pickup is 3:30 p.m. Items deposited in this drop box after 3:30 p.m. will be date stamped as received the next business day. If you are delivering time-sensitive items after 3:30 p.m., please hand delivery them to the Register of Wills Office located on the 5th floor, suite 500.

REQUESTS FOR COPIES: The office encourages customers to request copies of documents using our online system or by telephone.

FILING WILLS: If you have a Last Will and Testament you wish to file for safekeeping, the office encourages you mail the original will via certified mail to us along with the filing fee of $5. Please include the last four numbers of your social security number so that we can properly index the Will.


HEALTH AND SECURITY SAFEGUARDS:Wearing masks while in the courthouse is encouraged but not required.  All visitors will need to pass through security scanners at the entrances to the courthouse.

HANDICAPPED ACCESS: Customers requiring handicapped access to the courthouse should enter by the ramp on the Pennsylvania Avenue side of the building. There is handicapped metered parking on both Pennsylvania and Baltimore Avenues.

CLOSINGS: We are closed on weekends, state holidays, and sometimes due to inclement weather.

  • In the event of inclement weather, the Register of Wills Office will be closed if the Baltimore County Circuit Court is closed. Watch WBAL TV 11 for details.