Register in Probate

The Register in Probate assists in the probate of all estate proceedings to include: Informal Probates, Formal Probates, Administrative proceedings and Wills filed.  The Registrar also oversees Guardianships, Protective Placements, Mental and Alcohol Commitments and Adoptions.

Checklists WillsPursuant to Wis. Stat. Sec. 856.05, the original Will for every deceased person must be filed with the Register in Probate within 30 days of death.  If a probate proceeding is required, you may file the original Will at the same time that you file the initial documents to open the administration.  If no probate proceeding is required, please file the decedent's Will within 30 days of death.  It is preferred that you personally file the original Will with this office.

For additional Probate information, please visit the Wisconsin Register in Probate Website
For additional Guardianship information, please visit the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources website:

All Register in Probate forms can be found at

For further questions, please contact the Register in Probate, Sarah Matheny, at 715-538-2311 ext. 238.

Contact Us
715-538-2311 ext. 239
18600 Hobson Street
Whitehall, WI 54773-8614


Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Closed Major Holidays