Maryland law requires that the custodian of a document appearing to be the last Will (including Codicils, if any) of the decedent shall file it promptly with the Register of Wills in the county where the decedent was domiciled at he time of death, even if it is not to be offered for probate. The Register of Wills will help you determine if probate is necessary and what steps will have to be taken with their office.

Register of Wills for Montogomery County
Judicial Center, Room 322
50 Maryland Avenue Rockville, Maryland 20850

New Proceedings Division:

Anne Arundel County:
Toll Free; 800-679-6665

Carroll County:
Toll Free: 888-876-0034

Frederick County:
Toll Free: 888-258-0526

Howard County:
Toll Free: 888-848-0136

Prince George's County:
Toll Free: 888-464-4219

Washington, D.C.

Deceased residents of the District of Columbia, as well as non-resident decedents who own assets inside the District of Columbia should contact the Probate Division of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

Superior Court of the District of Columbia
Probate Division

Building A 515 5th Street, N.W., 3rd Floor
Washington, D.C. 20001

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