Online Ordering of Copies

ROW COPIES NEWS & ALERTS

On July 1, 2020 our office opened its first-ever E-Commerce Store, offering online payment and processing of copies of all marriage records and probate records.

E-copies are filled via emailed PDF attachments.

Certified and Exemplified copies (as well as short certificates) are filled via U.S. mail. Please allow 14 business days for processing all requests as well as the possibility for additional delays during the COVID-19 emergency, and please understand that requests sent by U.S. mail may be subject to mail delays that are completely out of our control.

On August 15, 2020, our office for the first time began offering online searching of our marriage and probate records for free. Now you can confirm in advance if we have your record, so you know whether to place an order for the record itself.

Marriage Records: See Online Records Search: Marriage Licenses and our how-to YouTube video at Searching for the Existence of Marriage Records Online.

Probate Records: See Online Records Search: Probated Estates and our how-to YouTube video at Searching for Probated Estates Online.


ROW COPIES OF MARRIAGE RECORDS

1. E-Copy Marriage License (filled by email)—please navigate to Marriage Records.

2. Certified Copy Marriage License (filled by U.S. mail)—please navigate to Marriage Records.

3. Exemplified Copy Marriage License (filled by U.S. mail)—please navigate to Marriage Records.


ROW COPIES OF PROBATE RECORDS

1. E-Copy Estate Name Search $25.00 (per name) (filled by email
This request provides information on whether an estate has been opened on a given name. A clerk from our office will do the research for you. If you would prefer to do the research yourself for free, please proceed to Online Records Search. You may view the Searching for Probated Estates Online video if you wish to do so or need assistance.
BUY E-COPY ESTATE NAME SEARCH $25.00 (VIA EMAIL)

2. E-Copy Will $10.00 (filled by email)
This request provides a PDF copy of the Will used in the probate proceeding. For estates that have already been probated in our office, we retain a record of the will used in the probate proceeding, and a copy of that is what you receive. We do not keep copies of all wills across the county that have NOT ALREADY been through the probate process, just the wills that have been brought to us in connection with probating an estate. We unfortunately cannot provide a copy of a will that was never presented to us. Therefore, we also do not have the information to tell you whether a will exists for a given individual whose estate did not go through probate in our office. But we would be happy to provide a PDF copy of the Will that was submitted to our office after the individual passed away and when the appropriate individual submitted the Will to our office.
BUY E-COPY WILL $10.00 (VIA EMAIL)

3. E-Copy Petition for Probate $3.00 (filled by email)
This request includes a PDF copy of the Petition for Probate in connection with an estate that has already been probated.
BUY E-COPY PETITION FOR PROBATE $3.00 (VIA EMAIL)

4. E-Copy Entire Probate & Proceeding $15.00 (filled by email)
This request includes all documents associated with the Probate & Proceeding—the Petition for Probate, Grant of Letters, copy of Will, etc.—but not documents relating to the inheritance tax file, in connection with an estate that has already been probated.
BUY E-COPY ENTIRE PROBATE & PROCEEDING $15.00 (VIA EMAIL)

5. E-Copy Inheritance Tax Return $25.00 (filled by email)
This request includes a PDF copy of the inheritance tax return.
BUY E-COPY INHERITANCE TAX RETURN $25.00 (VIA EMAIL)

6. E-Copy Inheritance Tax Appraisement $1.00 (filled by email)
This request includes a PDF copy of the inheritance tax appraisement.
BUY E-COPY INHERITANCE TAX APPRAISEMENT $1.00 (VIA EMAIL)

7. E-Copy Inheritance Tax Receipt $1.00 (filled by email)
This request includes a PDF copy of the inheritance tax receipt.
BUY E-COPY INHERITANCE TAX RECEIPT $1.00 (VIA EMAIL)

8. E-Copy Entire Probate/Inheritance Tax File ($50.00) (filled by email)
This request includes all documents associated with an already-probated case that we have on file—everything for probate and everything relating to the inheritance tax file.
BUY E-COPY ENTIRE PROBATE/INHERITANCE TAX FILE $50.00 (VIA EMAIL)

9. Additional Short Certificates for Already-Probated Estates ($-varies) (filled by U.S. mail)
A Short Certificate is the legal document issued by the Register of Wills which proves that you have been legally appointed as the Personal Representative to the estate. If you have not yet probated an estate, we cannot yet release Short Certificates for you. You have to first probate the estate to obtain Short Certificates. Information about how to schedule an appointment to probate an estate can be found on the Register of Wills page. Short Certificates are $10.00 each and generally accepted for sixty to ninety days following the issuance. If you provide the Register of Wills with a previously issued, expired, original, Short Certificate with the raised seal, it can be updated for $8.00 per certificate. Please note: Short Certificates are only issued to the Personal Representatives appointed to the estate or to the Attorney representing the estate. Please specify in the “Comments” section
BUY ADDITIONAL SHORT CERTIFICATES $10.00/ea (VIA U.S. MAIL)

10. CERTIFIED COPIES OF PROBATE DOCUMENTS ($-varies) (filled by U.S. mail)
Individuals may also request certified and/or exemplified copies of any of the above documents. Certified copies cost $20.00 plus $1.00 per page. Accordingly, the price of various documents for different estates varies. You should contact our office in advance for assistance in determining of pages in (and therefore, the price of) the document you seek. We will provide a quote and you may use the link below to input the quoted price and process for payment. Please specify in the “Comments” section which probate document you seek a certified copy of so we may expedite processing.
BUY CERTIFIED COPY PROBATE (VIA U.S. MAIL)

11. EXEMPLIFIED COPIES OF PROBATE DOCUMENTS ($-varies) (filled by U.S. mail)
Individuals may also request exemplified copies of any of the above documents. Exemplified copies cost $50.00 plus $1.00 per page. Accordingly, the price of various documents for different estates varies. You should contact our office in advance for assistance in determining of pages in (and therefore, the price of) the document you seek. We will provide a quote and you may use the link below to input the quoted price and process for payment. Please specify in the “Comments” section which probate document you seek a certified copy of so we may expedite processing.
BUY EXEMPLIFIED COPY PROBATE (VIA U.S. MAIL)


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