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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
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probate@collincountytx.gov
eFile-probate@collincountytx.gov
972-548-6463 (McKinney)
972-424-1460 ext. 6463 (Metro)

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

 


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Effective Friday, May 1, 2020, The Probate office opened to walk-in customers. However, the County Courts at Law and the Probate Court are under the jurisdiction of the Texas Office of Court Administration (OCA) and will resume in-person court proceedings according to updates provided by the OCA.


For information regarding statements by the courts, please visit the following webpages:

County Courts at Law Joint Statement Regarding Health and Safety Concerns

County Courts at Law Order Extending Joint Statement Regarding Health and Safety Concerns

Probate Court Statement Regarding Health and Safety Concerns

County Court at Law Clerk's Office
Criminal Misdemeanor 972-548-6420
Civil 972-548-6423
Email: cclclerks@collincountytx.gov

Probate
972-548-6463
Email: probate@collincountytx.gov

Mental Commitments
972-548-6401
Email: mentalcomm@collincountytx.gov

Court costs can be paid online at https://cijspub.co.collin.tx.us/


Thank you for your patience during this challenging time.

-- Stacey Kemp,
Collin County Clerk


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

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

All Original Wills must be filed with the Clerk's Office within 3 days of e-filing the application for probate per Rule 21(f)(12) of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure. 

A hearing will not be set until the original will has been received. Please ensure the application has been accepted in e-file before submitting the original will to the Clerk for filing.


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.

 

JBCC-http://www.txcourts.gov/jbcc/guardianship-certification

 

Identogo locations in Collin County: 

 

https://www.google.com/maps/search/identogo/@33.1185494,-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: 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. 

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


Efiling:

For more information please contact the eFileTexas Hotline:

County Court at Law Clerks – 972-548-6451 or eFile-cclclerks@collincountytx.gov

Probate – 972-548-6495 or eFile-probate@collincountytx.gov

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 stilley@co.collin.tx.us.  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

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.