​Probate/Estate Filing


Ex Parte Court: Monday through Friday at 8:30 a.m. and Monday, Thursday, and Friday at 3:30 p.m. - Please arrive 20 minutes prior for court at the Clerk's Office (room 202) with items 1-6 below, at minimum, and filing fee.

$240 filing fee, cash, credit card, money order, or cashier's check ONLY. Credit card payments include a 2.4% processing fee. Personal Checks are not accepted.

Forms required to open probate:

  1. Case Cover Sheet (Clerk's Office can provide)

  2. Petition for Probate of Will, Letters of Testamentary or Administration
  3. Original Will (if applicable)
  4. Order Admitting Will to Probate and Granting Letters (of Testamentary OR Administration)
  5. Oath *Signed AND Notarized* (The Clerk's Office does NOT have a notary available on-site)
  6. Letters of Testamentary OR Letters of Administration (can be found at www.kitsap.gov/clerk or can be issued by Clerk); certified copies are $5 each.

  7. Other forms that may be required after probate is opened: Probate Notice to Creditors, Notice of Appointment, Receipt and Waiver of Heirs.

Refer to website for closing documents.

* The Judge may require additional forms on a case by case basis

Probate packets are available for purchase at the Clerk's Office or online here.

For additional information on the Probate or Small Estate process please visit:




**This is only a helpful guide in opening a probate. Please consult with an Attorney for additional assistance**