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Wake County Clerk of Court - Estates Division

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Opening hours

  • Sunday

    Day off

  • Monday

    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Tuesday

    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Wednesday

    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Thursday

    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Friday

    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Saturday

    Day off

About the company



Welcome to the appointment scheduling website for the Estates Division of the Wake County Clerk of Superior Court. Due to our high volume of cases, appointments are encouraged to meet with a Clerk. 

 

The first thing to do when handling a loved one’s affairs is to decide what kind of Estate to open. Depending on the situation and the total value of the property you are dealing with, there will be several options from which you can choose. To see what your options are, go to www.nccourts.org/Forms/Documents/735.pdf.

 

We also offer self-help packets for Decedent’s Estates. Simply send a blank email to Wake.Estates@nccourts.org to receive an automated response with more information.

 

Please note that we are not allowed to give you legal advice about your case. This means that we are not allowed to help you fill out any forms, and we cannot tell you which option you should choose when you open an Estate. If you have questions, you should contact an attorney licensed to practice in North Carolina. The North Carolina Bar Association offers a Lawyer Referral Service which you can access at https://www.ncbar.org/public-resources/lawyer-referral-service/.

 

If you simply need to file the required documents for your case, no appointment is needed. You may mail your documents, along with the proper filing fee, to:

            Wake County Clerk of Superior Court

            ATTN: Estates Division

            P.O. Box 351

            Raleigh, NC 27602

           

If you need to meet with a Clerk, please click on the green “Schedule Now” button above and follow the instructions. Once the calendar appears, click  the "Next Week" link until you find a day and time with availability.


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Decedent's Estate

60 min

This option is used to open an estate for someone who has passed.

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Guardianship Estate

60 min

This option is used to open a guardianship estate for a minor or when an adult has been adjudicated incompetent in a special proceeding.

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Trust

60 min

This option should be used to initiate a trust proceeding that requires court supervision.

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Inventory

60 min

This option is to review the 90-day inventory for decedent's estates, guardianship estates, and trusts. The forms for this type of filing can be found by clicking here.The form for a decedent's estate is AOC-E-505, the form for a guardianship es

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Accounting

60 min

This option is to review the final or annual account. The form for this type of filing can be found by clicking here. The form for an annual or final account for a decedent's estate, guardianship estate, or trust under will is AOC-E-506.

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Various filings

60 min

Please schedule as many one-hour appointments as needed to complete your task(s). If you find that you are not able to use all of the time allotted, please let us know in advance. If you do not book enough time for the filings that you bring to an ap

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Guardianship Class

120 min

All classes are held in the Wake County Justice Center (new courthouse), 300 S. Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC (across the street from this courthouse building), 3rd Floor, Jury Assembly, Jury Quiet Room #3501 Please arrive on time as classes start

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Phone appointment

60 min

This option is to book an appointment with a clerk via telephone. Due to the evolving situation with COVID-19, phone appointments are highly encouraged. Please provide as much information as possible when you schedule the appointment so that we may b

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Walk-In

30 min

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