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Cecil County Register of Wills Office

The Honorable Allyn Nickle, Register

Address Circuit Courthouse
129 East Main Street
Suite 102
Elkton, Maryland 21921
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

Our office is open to assist you in the preparation of forms to administer your loved one’s estate. We strongly suggest making an appointment for in-person services and we are available by phone or email during normal business hours.

BEFORE YOU VISIT: Please call our office prior to visiting the office to obtain guidance from a staff member to determine what documentation and information will be needed to begin the process of administering an estate.

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

SAFEKEEPING WILLS: You may file your own original Last Will and Testament for safekeeping with the Register of Wills Office in your jurisdiction of residence. The Will must be the original, in a sealed envelope, with the following information on the outside of the envelope:  Your name; address; social security number (or at least the last four digits for proper indexing).  The fee is $5.00 for each Will or Codicil filed. 

On our enhanced web page, you may download publications and forms free of charge, browse frequently asked questions and other online services.

Note: Person(s) entering the Courthouse are subject to search of their person and belongings. Click here for information.

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
Maryland Senior Legal Helpline
Legal Aid Bureau, Inc.
Toll-Free 1-800-896-4213 ext. 7760
TTY Users:Call Maryland Relay
Dial 7-1-1
410- 951-7760



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