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Register of Wills Office

Hon. Harold K. Brode, - Registrar

555 Bay Rd Dover, DE 19901 Rm. 113

(302) 744-2330 

Email:  registrar@co.kent.de.us


Office Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm Mon.-Fri.

 *for appointments please contact staff at number above.

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List of Documents for Opening - This is a list of Opening Documents to choose from when petitioning for Letters.  Revised 2.11.19    


Customer Information Sheet -  Revised 4.13.2020   

{***Please note the Dover Post publication fee is $22.00 effective 10.1.2019***}


Affidavit Will Search - Affidavit confirming Search of decedent's affects to locate Will.     12.19.13


Form No. 1  Petition to Act as Personal Representative - Form for an individual to become the personal representative for an estate.  12.19.13     


Form No. KC 23  Renunciation -   09.11.17    


Power of Attorney - Power of Attorney from for out of state personal representatives.  updated 12.19.13    


Trust Inquiry Form - (Fillable Form)  09.22.2020


An Estate ID Number may be required when opening an estate checking account. Follow this link to apply for and EIN https://sa.www4.irs.gov/modiein/individual/index.jsp  




Form No. KC 600RW Inventory Instructions - Explanation of each schedule on the inventory form. 9.26.14     


Form No. KC 600RW Inventory - An inventory of the assets fo the decedent, to be filed with the Register of Wills office by the Personal Representative. This is due 3 months from opening the estate.  There is a charge for overdue documents and returned documents.  Updated 03.29.2021    |  Inventory Sample




List of Documents for Closing - This is a list of Closing Documents to choose from when filing an Accounting to close an Estate.  8.19.15     


Form No. 30  Accounting Form - Please note that there is a charge for overdue documents (sample included). Revised 10.15.19     


Closing Packet - 03.29.2021


Accounting Affidavit    8.17.15


Form 1- Notice


Form No. 5  List Of Beneficiaries - List of beneficiaries form.    12.19.13 


Form No. KC 2  Beneficiary Waiver - Waiver from each beneficiary relinquishing their right to receive notices.     12.19.13


Form No. KC 3  Waiver Incapacity - Waiver  from parent /guardian of beneficiary relinquishing right to receive notices.    12.19.13


Commission Letter for P.R. - This letter is to be filed as confirmation of intent to claim commission received by the Personal Representative of an estate.  


Other Documents and Forms


Jointly Held Affidavit - Affidavit to the Register of Wills of Jointly Held Property. Should be filed by the personal representative or joint tenant only.     


No Estate Tax Affidavit (Fillable Form) - For information about estate taxes, contact the Delaware Division of Revenue at 302-577-817.  A death certificate must be attached unless it has been previously filed with the Register of Wills Office.   


Combined Affidavit Form (Fillable Form) - Affidavit to the Register of Wills that no Delaware Estate Tax Return is required AND Affidavity of Jointly Held Property.      


Small Estate Affidavit Mail In Request Form - Available only for clients unable to visit the Register of Wills office.  Should be mailed in only by the named executor in the valid will OR if there is no will, the closest next of kin to the decedent according to Delaware law.       04.09.2020


Form No. 4  Statement of Claim - Statement of Claim form.  Documents that are returned will be charged after second attempt at filing. Revised 09.01.19   


Estate Search - Our Estate search form.     9.08.2020

****(estate searches will not be returned unless a self –addressed stamped envelope is provided with each request.) 


Life Estate Termination (Fillable Form)


Extension Request Form – This form is to be used when requesting an extension to file an inventory or an accounting for an estate.  11.11.2020


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