When a person dies leaving property, money and/or other possessions (i.e. an estate), certain legal obligations have to be observed before the next of kin or other persons may have access to it. The overall process is referred to as the administration of a deceased person's estate.

Covid 19 Update - Probate Personal Applications.

Covid 19 Update - Probate Personal Applications.

PLEASE NOTE: Recent Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions resulted in the suspension of Probate Personal Applicant appointments for a period earlier this year. However recent easing of restrictions by the Government means that the Personal Applications Section of the Dublin Probate Office is reopening for interviews commencing from May onwards

Those waiting for an interview will be contacted in writing with a time and date for interview.Interviews will be arranged in strict order of the date of receipt of a completed application. Due to the volume of people waiting for an interview, early interviews unfortunately can not be facilitated at this time. We would ask those waiting for an interview to resist the temptation to contact the office regarding future appointments as this is diverting resources from the interview process and slowing down all applications. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. 

April 2021.

Process for obtaining Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration from September 2020

Process for obtaining Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration from September 2020

This September will see a significant change in the way applications for Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration are made in the Probate Office and the District Probate Registries. This change will modernise and transform the current process, making it easier and more efficient to complete. Revenue proactively worked with the Probate Office to design an online process that will reduce errors encountered when completing the current paper form.

Read the full notices

Notice of the 29th of July 2020

Notice of the 14th of September 2020

General Information

General Information

General information on probate can be found on the Citizens Information website.

Applying for Probate without a Solicitor

Applying for Probate without a Solicitor

Information for non-practitioners.

Applying for Probate without a Solicitor

Stopping a Probate Application

Stopping a Probate Application

Information for non-practitioners.

Stopping a Probate Application

How to order copies of probate documents

How to order copies of probate documents

Click here for more information

Find out if Probate has issued in an estate.

Find out if Probate has issued in an estate.

Click for instructions to access the probate search register

Find out if Probate has issued in an estate

Court Applications

Court Applications

Find information on Applying to The Probate List of The High Court