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Carroll County Register of Wills Office

The Honorable Paul G. Zimmermann, Register

Address Courthouse Annex
55 North Court Street
Room 124
Westminster, Maryland 21157
Operating Hours8:30am - 4:30pm Monday to Friday
We are closed weekends and State Holidays
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Please note that we cannot accept filings through email.

Important Information

Please call our office for assistance instead of visiting the courthouse. Most needs can be fulfilled by phone, mail, or through our online services. Unless there is an emergency, the law does not require you to open an estate within a set timeframe after someone passes away. Unless there is a pressing concern, you may wait several weeks or longer before opening the estate for your loved one. Call us and we will walk you through what you need to do.

Those persons needing handicapped access should enter by the ramp on the Court Street side of the building. There is handicapped parking on Court Street.

Please Note: All visitors are required to pass through security scanners.

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

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 800-999-8904
Maryland State Bar Association 800-492-1964
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



For A Historical List Of Carroll County
Registers Of Wills
(MD State Archives Link)
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