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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. This ensures you have all the required documents to open a new estate.

Updated as of October 22, 2021

BEFORE YOU VISIT: We strongly encourage you to call the office and make an appointment. Having an appointment helps reduce wait times and ensures that customers have the required documents before visiting the office. We will walk you through our procedures and make sure you are aware of all the documents we’ll need to help you. Also, a courthouse drop box is available to customers submitting paperwork.

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: COVID-19 protocols remain in effect in the Courthouse. Masks continue to be required in the courthouse and offices within. All visitors will be temperature screened at the entrances to the courthouse and pass through security scanners.

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.