AZ Probate Forms

Updated May 22, 2024
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There are a number of state-specific forms you may need when going through the probate process.

General Forms

In Arizona, estate probate is handled by a Superior Court in the county in which the decedent lived.

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

  1. Application for Probate - Get the probate process started
  2. Waiver of Bond - Attach to Application if desired and not addressed by will
  3. Declaration of Training - Tell the court you have completed any required executor training
  4. Notice of Application - Notify people named in the will and heirs-at-law that you have applied for probate
  5. Proof of Notice - Tell the court you delivered the required notices
  6. Notice of Appointment - Notify interested parties of your appointment as executor
  7. Inventory and Appraisement - Tell the court about estate contents
  8. Final Accounting - Submit final financials to court
  9. Closing Statement - Submit Closing Statement to court

Most of the above forms are for Maricopa County (which is where most people live in AZ). See Maricopa Probate for a nice overview of the probate process, and additional forms required in various situations. See also Pinal County Probate Forms.

For other AZ counties, please contact the local court for their version of the form, or if none are available, modify the Maricopa ones as needed (i.e., change the name of the county, etc.).

You can also obtain a Declaration of Training (i.e., a Certificate of Completion) by viewing the AZ Judicial Branch personal representative training program.

Small Estates

Small estates sometimes need only 1 specialized form or affidavit: see Small AZ Estates.

Additional Information

See also Overall Probate Process in AZ.

In case you're interested, probate forms for other states can be found here:

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