Birmingham Probate Registry Office

Birmingham Probate Registry Office Contact Details.

Help with Probate

Help with Probate

Birmingham Probate Registry is at The Priory Courts, Third Floor, 33 Bull Street, Birmingham West Midlands, B4 6DU.

If you just want Probate Forms, please call 0300 123 1072 (or +44 300 123 1072 from abroad) NOT the Birmingham Probate Registry whose number is further down the page*.

But are you sure you are doing the right thing? If you need professional help with Probate at sensible fees, please call us on 01323 741204. We will be delighted to have a free initial chat.  Please remember that we are a business, and whilst we are always happy to have a free exploratory chat, we do charge (modestly) for our time.  You might want to check the Common Question Page (link to the right) first though!

Please note that Probate Registries are branches of the Court and do NOT deal with registering births deaths or marriages.  Click here for Registrars of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

(Free Probate Guide and professional probate help if needed by The Probate Department Ltd which is NOT the Probate Registry nor part of HMCTS.)

Birmingham Probate Registry Office is open to the public from 9:30 to 4:00 every day. Appointments for interview are held from 10.00 to 15.40 on Thursdays.

To see the location and get directions, click here.

*Telephone Birmingham Probate Registry 0121 681 3400/3414.  Fax is apparently no longer available.

Interviews at the local Probate Offices are restricted to Nottingham and Stoke on Trent and of course Birmingham itself, all by appointment.

The following venues are NO LONGER AVAILABLE are no longer active.

  • Coventry Combined Court Centre
  • Northampton Combined Court Centre
  • Wolverhampton Bereavement Centre
  • Kidderminster County Court

As at 21/4/11 it takes around 6 weeks to get an appointment if all the papers are in order.   Please use the Contact page to let us know of your experiences if they vary from this.

Birmingham Probate Registry Office is part of the Probate Service

The Probate Service forms part of the Family Division of the High Court. It deals with ‘non-contentious’ probate business. This is where there is no dispute about the validity of a will or entitlement to take a grant.  It issues grants of representation, which are known as either:

  • Probate (when the deceased person left a valid will and an executor is acting.)
  • Letters of administration with will (when a person has left a valid will but no executor is acting.)

or            Letters of administration (usually when there is no valid will.)

These different types of grants of representation appoint people known as personal representatives to administer the deceased person’s estate.

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