Orange County Probate Records

Search for Orange County NC 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.


Orange County Clerks maintain and preserve important records for a county or local jurisdiction in Orange County NC. This can include probate records, which may date back decades or centuries. Orange 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 Orange 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 Orange County probate records through a searchable database.

Carrboro Town Clerk Carrboro NC 301 West Main Street 27510 919-918-7309

Hillsborough Town Clerk Hillsborough NC 101 East Orange Street 27278 919-732-1270

Orange County Clerk Chapel Hill NC 179 East Franklin Street 27514 919-967-4523

Orange County Clerk Hillsborough NC PO Box 8181 27278 919-245-2130


Orange 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 Orange County NC. During an Orange County probate case, courts create and preserve records on the will, including records on the distribution of estates, named heirs, creditors, and any dependents. Orange 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, Orange County land ownership, military service, residences, and any adoptions. Courts may provide online access to Orange County probate records.

Orange County Alternate Court I Hillsborough NC 104 East King Street 27278 919-967-4523

Orange County Alternate Court II Hillsborough NC 112 North Churton Street 27278 919-245-2210

Orange County Court Hillsborough NC 106 East Margaret Lane 27278 919-644-4500

Orange District Court Chapel Hill NC 179 East Franklin Street 27514 919-664-4646


Orange County Archives collect and preserve documents and other records that have historic value in Orange County NC. This may include Orange 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 Orange 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 Orange County probate records through searchable databases.

Orange County Land Records Archive Hillsborough NC 228 South Churton Street 27278 919-245-2500