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Jefferson County Surrogate's Court

How to Proceed When a Loved One Dies


The Surrogate's Court maintains jurisdiction over all actions and proceedings relating to the affairs of decedents. This includes the probate of wills ( testate) and administration of estates ( intestate).

Type of Proceedings:

Probate - Decedent Left a Will
Administration - Decedent did NOT leave a Will
Voluntary Administration / Small Estate Affidavit Program - (with or without a will)