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The Court will be transitioning to Zoom for all remote appearances.  Click here to see information about how the transition will happen in each case type.

Mandatory Face Covering Requirements:

 Effective Monday, July 19, 2021, all persons entering any court facility will be required to properly wear a face covering over their nose and mouth, regardless of their vaccination status.

Important Information:

Beginning June 15, 2021, all courthouses are open to the public and most in-person services are restored.

Probate Rules & Forms

Rules & Forms

Court Forms For Probate Cases

Probate forms are available electronically through this website or in hard copy at the court locations listed below. 

  • Local Probate Forms and Documents:
    Click here to view and download Probate and Court Investigator's forms.
  • Judicial Council Probate Forms and Documents:
    Click here to visit the Judicial Council's website.

Tip: On the Judicial Council's website, use the dropdown menu on the forms page to select the type of probate form you want, or to display all forms by name or number.

Hard copies of many probate forms are available at the Probate filing windows at the court locations listed below. Please understand that court clerks are forbidden by law to give legal advice. They cannot tell you which forms to use, how to fill out forms or what procedures you should follow. The Court's Self-Help Center may be able to provide you with additional information.  If you need more specific assistance, please consult with an attorney.

Probate Filing Location
Berkeley - BCH
Phone: (510) 647-4439

Court Rules For Probate Cases

Court rules are state and local procedures the Court requires parties to follow. Superior Courts typically have local rules in addition to the California Rules of Court.


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