Cecil County Register of Wills Office
The Honorable Allyn Nickle, RegisterAddress Circuit Courthouse
129 East Main Street
Elkton, Maryland 21921 Operating Hours8:30am - 4:30pm Monday to Friday
We are closed weekends and State Holidays
Please note that we cannot accept filings through email.
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
CECIL COUNTY LINKS
- Cecil County Government
- Online Services
- Circuit Court
- Circuit Court Security
- Historical Society of Cecil County
- Orphans' Court
- Comptroller of MD - Estate Taxes
- Comptroller of MD - Unclaimed Property
- Death Certificates
- Kelley Blue Book
- IRS - Apply for EIN
- MD Attorney General - Protecting Seniors
- People's Law Library
- Real Property Search
- Social Security
- State Bar Assn.
- Volunteer Lawyers Service
For A Historical List Of Cecil County
Registers Of Wills
(MD State Archives Link)