Registry of Probate

 The Registry of Probate handles matters concerning the probating of wills, appointment of personal representatives, adoption orders, and proceedings.

Below is a list of items that can be handled at the Register of Probate Office:

  • Wills filed without probate
  • Informal probate of Wills
  • Informal and Formal Appointment of Personal Representatives
  • Foreign Estates
  • Demands for Notice
  • Appointment of Guardians (Adults & Minors)
  • Appointment of Conservators (Adults & Minors)
  • Change of Name (Adults & Minors)
  • Emergency child protection orders
  • Adoptions
  • Consents for adoption
  • Termination of parental rights in conjunction with adoption proceedings
  • Establishment of parental rights in conjunction with adoption proceedings
  • Child support orders in conjunction with guardianship and determination of parental rights and responsibilities proceedings
  • Trust proceedings
  • Complaints to determine parental rights and responsibilities
  • Any other matter governed by Statute and Rules of Court
  • Passport acceptance agent
  • Passport Photos

Please note effective February 6, 2013 payment methods accepted are by local check or cash. VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express debit and credit cards will also be accepted. However, on all credit and debit card transactions there will be a 2.5% fee charged with a minimum $1.00 charge.

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Registry of Probate Building

Register: Sharon W. Peavey
Deputy Register: Judith M. Nealley
Judge of Probate: Joanna Owen

P.O. Box 323
103 Church Street
Belfast, ME 04915

8:00am to 4:00pm M-F
(excluding holidays)

207-338-2780 Main