All probate matters are filed according to residency. Rhode Island does not file by county; each city and town has its own probate court.
Probate Court has jurisdiction in the city in which it is established of: the probate of wills; the granting of administration; the appointment of custodians, administrators, and guardians of persons and estates; the adoption of persons eighteen (18) years of age or older; change of name of persons; and all other matters now within the jurisdiction of probate courts.
Probate Judge: Gregory F. Fater.
The Probate Court Clerk is prohibited from giving legal advice, assistance in the preparation of forms and advisement on how a case should be handled.
For other questions please contact Deputy City Clerk, Carlos Alaan at 845-5349.
Applications & Forms
All probate forms necessary for filings can be accessed and downloaded through the link to the State of Rhode Island's Probate Forms.
Link to Current Fee Schedule: Probate Fees Probate fees
2017 Probate Schedule 2018 Probate Hearing Schedule
Policies and Procedures Probate Court Policies-Procedures.2017