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Estates Division
Wake County Courthouse- 12th floor
Phone: (919) 792-4450

The Estates Division is located behind the elevators on the 12th floor of the Wake County Courthouse. Their primary duties are to:

• Administer last wills and estates
• Appoint guardians

In this Division
Estates Division
Estate Administration
Guardian Appointments
Probate of Wills

Estates Division is generally responsible for all estate matters, including the probate of Wills and the settlement and administration of estates (assets and property) of decedents, incompetents, and minor children. The Estates Division is also responsible for the appointment of guardians for the estate of minors and incompetents.

Appointments are available to meet with an Estates clerk. To make an appointment please call (919) 792-4450.

For more information, please visit Administrative Office of the Courts Frequently Asked Questions.


Additional Resources:

North Carolina Estate Procedure Pamphlet

For information about health care powers of attorney and living wills (health care directives), please visit the North Carolina Secretary of State’s Advanced Health Care Directive Registry. (






Wake County Clerk of Court
Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 351 Raleigh, NC 27602-0351
Automated Directory Phone: (919) 792-4000
Physical Addresses:
Wake County Courthouse
316 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27602
Wake County Justice Center
300 S. Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27602
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