NY Probate Forms

There are a number of state-specific forms you may need when going through the probate process.

General Forms

In New York, your estate's local Surrogate's Court, a New York City Surrogate's Court or county Surrogate's Court outside New York City, handles wills and estate proceedings (including probate).

You can check with your local court for the forms they might prefer, and below you will find some of the more common NY forms:

  1. Petition for Probate - Get the probate process started (also includes Notice of Probate, and Affidavits of Having Provided Notice)
  2. Probate Proceeding Checklist - Help for filling out the Petition for Probate
  3. Inventory of Assets - Tell the court about the contents of the estate
  4. Heir Receipt and Release (Form JA-2) - Have the heir confirm receipt of distribution
  5. Final Accounting Checklist - Have the heir confirm receipt of distribution

If you do not have an attorney, you may be able to file your papers electronically.

See NY Probate Forms for a more complete list of forms that may be required in certain situations.

Small Estates

Small estates sometimes need only 1 specialized form or affidavit; see Small NY Estates.

See also General Probate.

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