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Probate Forms

Probate Information

PDF Intestate Decedent
NOTE: Print on Legal Size ( 8.5" x 14" )
Chapter 21 of the Probate, Estates and Fiduciaries Code as Last amended, Effective as to Estates of Decedents Dying after October 12, 1980.
PDF Dispositions Independent of Letters
Payments directly to family members and funeral directors.



Petition for Probate (and Instructions),
Renunciation of Appointment and
Petition for Probate of Authenticated Copy of Will

PDF Petition for Probate and Grant of Letters / Oath of Personal Rep. 
This interactive PDF form can be filled in on your computer and printed out. 
PDF Renunciation Short Form 
This interactive PDF form can be filled in on your computer and printed out.
Print Names(s) of parties after the undersigned. Renunciation must be signed directly across from witness.
PDF Petition for Probate of Authenticated Copy of Will 
This interactive PDF form can be filled in on your computer and printed out.
Use ONLY for a decedent that is NOT a resident of the State of PA
PDF Affidavit by Foreign Fiduciary
This interactive PDF form can be filled in on your computer and printed out.
Complete this form and present it when filing authenticated record
 
PDF Exemplification of the Record in State 
This interactive PDF form can be filled in on your computer and printed out.
For Real Estate located in Allegheny County with Probate occurring in another Pennsylvania County. Must be typed.



Estates Granting Letters, Required Filings

PDF Inventory 
This interactive PDF form can be filled in on your computer and printed out.
Fee = $20.00, an additional $2.00 per added page.
PDF Heir Notification 
This interactive PDF form can be filled in on your computer and printed out.
Sent to heirs by executor/administrator. No Fee.
PDF Rule 5.6 Notice to Beneficiaries and Intestate Heirs 
See Certification of Heir Notification.
PDF Application - Certification of Heir Notification Under Rule 5.6 (a) 
This interactive PDF form can be filled in on your computer and printed out.
Filed with Wills/Orphans' Court Division by executor/administrator. See Rule 5.6 above.
PDF Rule 6.12 Status Report by Personal Representative 
See Status Report Under Rule 6.12.
PDF Application - Status Report Under Rule 6.12 
This interactive PDF form can be filled in on your computer and printed out.
Filed with Wills/Orphans' Court Division by executor/administrator. No Fee. See Rule 6.12 above.



Estate Refund Policy

PDF Refund Policy 



Personal Representatives Bond

PDF

Personal Representatives Bond 
This interactive form can be filled in on your computer and printed out.
Title 20; 3171-3175
To be signed by executor or administrator, filed with Wills/Orphans' Court Division, Execution of Bond by Bonding Company, Fee: $10.00.




Witness Affidavits

PDF General Affidavit 
This interactive form can be filled in on your computer and printed out.
Must be filed at office; Varied uses (e.g. executor death, witness death); Fee: $5.00.
PDF Affidavit of Subscribing Witnesses 
This interactive form can be filled in on your computer and printed out.
Out of office; to be notarized; no fee.



Appeals

PDF Notice of Appeal 
This interactive form must be filed in Department of Wills/Orphans’ Court when filing an Appeal of a Department Order to the Orphans’ Court. Petition Sur Appeal shall be filed within 30 days of the notice filing.