Kent County Probate Records

Search for Kent County DE probate records. A probate record search provides information on wills, estate distributions, heirs, surviving dependents, creditors, court ordered distributions, probate petitions, estate accounts, estate inventories, and genealogical information.


Kent County Clerks maintain and preserve important records for a county or local jurisdiction in Kent County DE. This can include probate records, which may date back decades or centuries. Kent County probate records include information on the distribution of an estate, named heirs, any creditors, and any dependents. These records can include documents on bonds, petitions, accounts, and inventories taken during the probate process, as well as court orders, decrees, and distributions. Probate records can be useful for Kent County genealogical research, as they establish a range of important personal information about the deceased individual, including previous residences, occupations, land ownership, military service, and any adoptions. The Clerk's Office may provide online access to Kent County probate records through a searchable database.

Dover City Clerk Dover DE 15 Loockerman Plaza 19901 302-736-7005

Kent County Clerk Dover DE 555 South Bay Road 19901 302-744-2346


Kent County Courts are judicial bodies that operate at the federal, state, and local level to resolve legal disputes, including civil matters such as probate cases in Kent County DE. During a Kent County probate case, courts create and preserve records on the will, including records on the distribution of estates, named heirs, creditors, and any dependents. Kent County Courts also maintain records on petitions, bonds, accounts, and inventories taken during the probate process, as well as any court orders, decrees, and distributions. Probate records can be an important source for genealogical research, because they contain important personal information about the deceased individual, including occupations, Kent County land ownership, military service, residences, and any adoptions. Courts may provide online access to Kent County probate records.

Dover Justice Court Dover DE 480 Bank Lane 19904 739-455-4302

Harrington Justice Court Harrington DE 35 Cams Fortune Way 19952 422-592-2302

Kent County Court Dover DE 38 The Green 19901

Smyrna Justice Court Smyrna DE 100 Monrovia Avenue 19977 302-653-7083


Kent County Archives collect and preserve documents and other records that have historic value in Kent County DE. This may include Kent County probate records that date back decades or even centuries. These probate records contain a range of important information, including the distribution of the estate, heirs named in the will, any creditors, and surviving dependents. The Kent County public records may also include bonds, petitions, accounts, and inventories created during the probate process, as well as court orders, decrees, and distributions. Probate records are an important source for genealogical research, as they provide personal information about the deceased individual, including the names of children and spouses, residences, occupations, land ownership, military service, and any adoptions. Archives may provide online access to Kent County probate records through searchable databases.

Dover Police Records Archive Dover DE 400 South Queen Street 19904 302-736-7105

Dover Public Archive Dover DE 121 Duke of York Street 19901 302-744-5000

Dover Public Archive Dover DE 121 Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard North 19901 302-744-5000