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.
locations in Collin County:
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: www.texaslawhelp.org
Texas State Law Library: www.sll.texas.gov/self-help/
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.
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).
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
firstname.lastname@example.org. Annual renewals are available.
NEW! Revisions to Rule of Civil Procedure 78a
The Civil Cover Sheet is required for all civil filings. Two versions are provided below for your convenience:
Civil Cover Sheet
Supplemental Instructions for Self-Represented (Pro Se) Litigants
Spanish Civil Cover Sheet
Spanish Civil Cover Sheet Instructions
Links & Resources
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.