PA 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 Pennsylvania, the Orphans' Court division of the local Court of Common Pleas handles wills and estate probate. 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 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 PA forms:

  1. Petition for Grant of Letters (Form RW-02) - Get the probate process started
  2. Bond Waiver (sample from Wyoming County) - Include with Petition if desired and not addressed by will
  3. Notice of Administration (Form RW-07) - Notify interested parties that probate is underway
  4. Certification of Notice (Form RW-08) - Tell the court you made the required notices
  5. Inventory (Form RW-09) - List estate contents for the court (you may be able to attach the EstateExec Inventory Report)
  6. Model Account - Estate Financial Accounts (consider using the EstateExec Accounting Report)
  7. Petition for Adjudication (Form OC-01) - Statement of proposed distributions
  8. Status Report (Form RW-10) - Tell the court the settlement is complete

See PA 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 PA Estates.

Additional Information

See also Overall Probate Process in PA.

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

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