NJ 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 New Jersey, the local Surrogate's Court handles estate matters. You can use this Surrogate's Court listing to find the appropriate court, or if you are using EstateExec and you enter the decedent's county of legal residence on the Decedent tab, you will see a direct link to the appropriate New Jersey Surrogates' Court here.

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

  1. Sample Probate Application - Start the probate process when there is a will
  2. Sample Probate Application - Start the probate process when there is no will
  3. Surety Bond - Show you have obtained any court-required bond
  4. Notice of Probate - Mail to all beneficiaries and next of kin
  5. Estate Inventory - Consider attaching EstateExec's Inventory Report
  6. Final Accounting - Consider attaching EstateExec's Accounting Report
  7. Inheritance Tax Resident Return (Form IT-R) - File Inheritance Tax Return
  8. Affidavit for Non-Real Estate Investments (Form L-8) - Take possession of certain assets without an Inheritance Tax Release
  9. Affidavit for Real Property Tax Waiver (Form L-9) - Take possession of real estate without an Inheritance Tax Release
  10. Affidavit of Surviving Spouse for Motor Vehicle (Form BA-62) - Obtain title to vehicle
  11. Refunding and Release Bond - File this with the court for each heir distribution

NJ does not provide statewide probate forms (other than tax-related forms). Some counties provide their own forms, and if not, you may be able to adapt other Camden County Probate Forms as needed for your own use.

Morris and Monmouth County also allow you to apply for probate online.

Small Estates

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

Additional Information

See also Overall Probate Process in NJ.

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