New Estate Virtual Probate Information & Procedure
The Register of Wills Office is prohibited from providing legal advice. The information below is not a substitute for professional legal advice. We highly recommend that you hire an attorney to assist you with estate administration.
Probating an estate and obtaining short certificates after the death of a loved one may be necessary when the decedent was the sole owner of assets such as real estate, checking accounts, savings accounts, stocks or bonds, among other things. Probate may not be necessary for every decedent.
This process is ONLY for NEW Estate cases that have not been assigned a file number. If an Estate has already been opened and assigned a file number, please scan your supplemental documents and email them to RegisterOfWills@YorkCountyPA.gov.