ON Probate FormsShow Table of Contents
There are a number of province-specific forms you may need when going through the probate process.
In Ontario, estate probate is handled by the Superior Court of Justice in the county or district 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 ON forms:
- Application for Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee (Form 74A) - Get the probate process started; includes Notice Form
- Consent & Bond Waiver (Form 74H) - Apply for bond waiver if no will
- Reseal Appointment (Form 74J) - Apply to use executor appointment made elsewhere
- Affidavit of Service of Notice (Form 74B) - Tell the court you notified the heirs
- Estate Trustee Bond - Company (Form 74L) - Show court you have obtained any required bond (from a company)
- Estate Trustee Bond - Person (Form 74M) - Show court you have obtained any required bond (from a person)
- Estate Information Return (Form 9955E) - Provide to Ministry of Finance
- Affidavit Verifying Estate Account (Form 74.43) - You may want to attach EstateExec's Accounting Report
- Notice of Application to Pass Accounts (Form 74.44) - Notify interested parties you have applied to pass accounts
Note that you can submit these printed forms to the court, or in many cases, you can file by email if desired - see Ontario Probate Courts: File by Email).
Small estates sometimes need only 1 specialized form or affidavit: see Small ON Estates.
If the estate needs to probate real estate in another province, you may be able to reseal the original grant of probate rather than start from scratch in the secondary province: see Ancillary Probate & Resealing.
See also General Probate.