Mayor's Community Night Date Changes - See Here

Home > City Clerk > Probate Court

Probate Court



Every City or Town in this state has its own probate court, which administers the law. Probate Court is a court of law established by RIGL 8-9; the operating statute for Probate is RIGL Title 33.

The Pawtucket Probate Court has jurisdiction over the following types of case:

Decedent’s estates; this includes persons who have died with a Will (testate) or those without one (intestate).
Adult Limited Guardianships, either of the person, estate or both.
Minor Guardianships, either of the person, estate or both.
Adult Adoptions
Name Changes


Pawtucket Probate Court's Rules & Regulations


Petition for Voluntary Informal Administrator
Petition for Voluntary Informal Executor
Change of Name
Entry of Appearance
All State of RI Probate Forms


Administration with Advertisement: $124.00

Administration on Waiver: $79.00

Wills with Advertisement: $124.00

Wills on Waiver: $79.00

Guardianship: $124.00

Accounts: $45.00

Sale of Real Estate: $79.00

Change of Name with Advertisement: $89.00

Adult Adoptions (May need Change on Name): $34.00 + $89.00

Copies: $1.50  per page

Certification: $3.00 + $1.50  per page

Exemplified Copies: $8.00 + $1.50  per page

Certificate of Appointment: $5.00

Copy of Change of Name Decree: $5.00

File and Record Only: $34.00

Voluntary Informal: $39.00

Affidavit of Completed Administration: $34.00

All other Petitions (RIGL 33-22.21): $34.00

Zoom Meeting to be Held on May 1st for Pawtucket's 2024 Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

  • April 15, 2024
  • Uncategorized

Join the Local Planning Team meeting on Zoom for Pawtucket's 2024 Hazard Mitigation Plan, scheduled for May 1 from 12:45 to 2:00 PM.  See the full agenda and Zoom details below. Take advantage...  Read More >

City Speak
"The birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution, Pawtucket is poised to undergo a 21st century evolution into Rhode Island's premier arts and cultural destination, an ideal community to live, work, play, start a business and raise a family."

- Mayor Donald R. Grebien

New Event

2023 Mayor's Holiday Dinner

  • December 12, 2023
  • Event

Celebrating the success of the Mayor's Holiday Dinner – a time-honored tradition in Pawtucket! Grateful for the incredible support from elected officials, City of Pawtucket employees, and generous...  Read More >