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Harford County Register of Wills Office

The Honorable Derek K. Hopkins, Register

Address Mutual Fire Insurance Building
18 Office Street
1st Floor
Bel Air, Maryland 21014
Operating Hours8:30am - 4:30pm Monday to Friday
Our cash registers close at 4:00pmWe are closed weekends and State Holidays
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Please note that we cannot accept filings through email.

Important Information

The Harford County Register of Wills will be open by appointment only on a limited basis.

Please note the following:

  • Please call our office for assistance instead of visiting the courthouse. Most needs can be fulfilled by phone, email, mail, or through our online services.
  • Estate filings can be mailed or dropped off. We have a locked drop box in our lobby at 18 Office Street.
  • Please be aware that, 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. Please contact us and we will be happy to answer your questions and assist you with the necessary forms.

Before submitting your paperwork, please ensure you fill out the appropriate checklist and follow the instructions contained within:

Our new location is on the first floor of the Mutual Fire Insurance Building which is located at 18 Office Street in Bel Air.

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 Harford County
Registers Of Wills
(MD State Archives Link)
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