Wills & Estate Administration

  • To record a will and to qualify an Executor or Administrator of a decedent's estate, you must contact the Circuit Court Clerk's Office in the jurisdiction in which the decedent resided at the time of death.
  • Probate/estate matters are handled by appointment.
  • The personal representative (Executor or Administrator) of an estate is charged by law with numerous responsibilities.
    • It is the legal obligation of the personal representative to fully understand and discharge his/her required duties.
  • Further details may be obtained from the Chesterfield Circuit Court Clerk and Chesterfield County's Commissioner of Accounts.
    • An attorney or an accountant can provide assistance as well.
  1. Schedule an Appointment
  2. What to Bring
  3. Definitions
  4. Forms

Scheduling a Probate Appointment

Prior to scheduling an appointment, it is helpful to provide information to the Clerk's Office for review.

  • If a will exists, provide a copy of the will and death certificate to the Probate Division by fax (804-717-6797) or email and a staff member will contact you as soon as possible after review.

NOTE: If faxing, include a cover sheet that contains contact information. DO NOT write on the will itself.

  • If you are unable to fax or email, please call the Probate Division at 804-748-1241. If a will exists - please have it in hand when calling so that certain legal requirements can be confirmed.