Will Information

To determine if the Probate Court has a will on file for someone, please follow these steps.

If a Will Is Not Admitted to a Probate Estate
The Court will check to see if a will has been filed for safekeeping when a death certificate is presented to the Court. The death certificate and a written request may be faxed to 989-227-6565 or mailed to:
Clinton County Probate Court
Attn: Probate Register's Office
100  State Street
Suite 4300
St. Johns, MI 48879

If a Will was Filed by the Testator Prior to His/Her Death

If a will was filed by the testator prior to his/her death, and an estate has been opened in a Court other than the Clinton County Probate Court, and you would like this will transferred to that Court for admission to the estate, please fax or mail a letter of request and death certificate to the aforementioned contact.

If a Will was Admitted to a Probate Estate
If a will was admitted to a probate estate with the Clinton County Probate Court, and you would like to obtain a copy of the will, please call 989-224-5190 to make arrangements. The fees are as follows:
  • Standard Copy $1 per page
  • Certified Copy $1 per page plus $10 certification fee, per document
The Court accepts in-state checks, certified checks, and money orders. The Court does not accept credit cards or out-of-state checks.

Fees for Wills and/or Codicils
If the person is living there will be a $25 filing fee. If the person is deceased, we will need a copy of the death certificate and there will be no filing fee.

For More Information

For more information, please view the Will Release Information/Forms Testator Living (PDF).