PIERCE COUNTY REGISTER IN PROBATE
Duties: Coordinates the judicial duties and administrative functions of the Probate Court. The Register in Probate assists in the probate of all estate proceedings: Manages all formal probate files and administrative proceedings, wills filed for safekeeping, trusts, guardianships, conservatorships, protective placements, mental, alcohol and drug abuse commitment records and adoptions. The Register in Probate records all documents and proceedings in probate court. Probate Registrar handles the administration of informal probate proceedings, testate and intestate.
Clerk of Juvenile Court files all documents and keeps the court records of the files pertinent to the children's and juvenile justice codes. All information pertaining to Juvenile cases are confidential. To request to review case information you must file form JD-1738. The probate office can provide the form or it can be downloaded at www.wicourts.gov
Register in Probate/Juvenile Court office staff cannot give legal advice. Please contact an attorney if you have legal questions or call the lawyer referral service at 800.362.9082. A free Legal Clinic is available the fourth Tuesday of every month from 6:00pm - 7:30pm in the EOC Room of the Courthouse Annex. The clinic is staffed by members of the St. Croix Valley Bar Association.
Request for certified copies may be made in person or by mail. If the request is by mail, please enclose the correct fee and a stamped, self-addressed return envelope. Payment must be received before the issuance of certified copies.