If you just want Probate Forms, please call 0300 123 1072 (OPTION 1) (or +44 300 123 1072 from abroad) NOT the Bristol Probate Registry Office. Or download them here. Bristol Probate Registry is now a part-time sub-office of CARDIFF and all initial contacts or correspondence should be through Cardiff unless they tell you otherwise. The Bristol Probate Registry at 2 Redcliff Street, Bristol BS1 6GR MAY be open to the public by appointment only. Back to list of Registries
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We are advised that interviews in Weston Super Mare and Bath are no longer available, so your choice is now Bristol, Bodmin or Exeter by appointment only and all communications should be sent to Bristol.
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Bristol Probate Registry Office
is part of The Probate Service. This is part of the Family Division of the High Court. It deals with ‘non-contentious’ probate business (where there is no dispute about the validity of a will or entitlement to take a grant), and issues grants of representation. These grants of representation 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.)
- 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.
Bristol Probate Registry typically serves Bristol, Bath, Melksham, Trowbridge, Devizes, Glastonbury Weston-super-mare. You don’t have to use a local Probate Registry though it is usually easier. Burnham on sea, Bridgewater. Portishead and Chipping Sodbury are amongst the many local towns where Bristol is pretty convenient.
Bristol Probate Registry Office.
Main list of Probate Registry Offices.