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Collin County Probate

Stacey Kemp, County Clerk
Elected Official
Stacey Kemp
County Clerk

Collin County Probate
Russell A. Steindam Courts Building
2100 Bloomdale Road, Suite 12360
McKinney, TX 75071
972-548-6463 (McKinney)
972-424-1460 ext. 6463 (Metro)

Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

Our Mission

The mission of the Collin County Probate Department is to effectively manage all estate and guardianship cases, to assist Collin County citizens with the transfer of ownership of property upon death, and to provide a prompt response to public inquiries with courtesy and accuracy.

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What's New

NEW! Effective June 1, 2018 all guardianships in the state of Texas must be registered with the Judicial Branch Certification Commission (JBCC).  All guardianship applicants will be required to submit certain information to JBCC, which will be registered in the guardianship database.  A hearing on a Guardianship Application cannot be heard until all requirements have been met.  Below are links to the JBCC registration and Identogo for those that are required to submit fingerprints in guardianship of the estate cases that exceed $50,000. 


Should you have any questions about this process, please call the Probate office or William Schultz, Guardianship Coordinator for the Probate Court at 972-548-3819.




Identogo locations in Collin County:,-96.8976684,12z/data=!3m1!4b1

NEW!  SB 1911, effective September 1, 2017, Legal Aid Self Help.

For legal information, forms and assistance, please visit: 

Office of Court Administration Self-Help Resources Website:

Texas State Law Library:

NEW: Effective September 1, 2017, updated Probate/Mental Fee Schedule

IMPORTANT NOTICE: In an effort to become a paperless office all Probate cases can be viewed using the public computers located in the Probate office. If it is necessary for you to review a paper file, we ask that you make an appointment. Your appointment will be scheduled the same business day as requested. To schedule an appointment you may call us at 972.548.6461. 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Effective September 1, 2015, an administrative fee of 5% not to exceed $50 will be deducted from all cash bonds when they are released (LGC 117.052; 117.055). 

NEW! Request Issuance


For more information please contact the eFileTexas Hotline:

County Court at Law Clerks – 972-548-6451 or

Probate – 972-548-6495 or

NEW! Attorney Court Records On-Line Access

This service gives attorneys the opportunity to access court records online through a secure internet site. For complete information please view the  Attorney Subscriber Agreement or contact Sheryll Tilley at  Annual renewals are available.

Links & Resources

General Information
Probate Filing Fee Schedule
Frequently Asked Questions
Resources & Links
Legal Effects of Not Having a Will
Annual Report of Guardian of the Person

Registry Funds Deposit Information Sheet (Attorneys Only) - For use by attorneys, the information provided on this form is to be used for investing registry funds into an interest bearing account and should be submitted with the application for direction of deposit.

Trust Handling Fees - Texas Local Government Code states that when the County Clerk is ordered to release funds from the Court Registry all transactions processed will be assessed a trust handling fee.