Probate Court

The Probate Court hears matters relating to Estates, Guardianships, and Name Changes.

Probate Court Forms are available on the Rhode Island Secretary of State’s website. Please Note: The use of these statewide forms is mandatory.

Probate Court Schedule

Probate Court Rules and Procedures

Pursuant to RIGL 33-22-29, the Probate Court of the Town of Bristol hereby establishes the following local administrative rules:

General Fees


Those items designated by an asterisk (*) above typically require advertising unless submitted on Waiver of Notice. In addition, advertising is required for the following.

Action Fee
Affidavit of Complete Administration $34
Maximum Amount for an Estate $1,500
Minimum Amount for an Estate $34
Petition for Administration* $34
Petition for Change of Name* $34
Petition for Probate of Will* $34
Petition for Guardianship $34
Petition for Removal of Fiduciary $34
Voluntary Administration (Small Estate) $34 + $5 per Certified Copy
Voluntary Information Executor (Small Estate) $34 + $5 per Certified Copy
Will for Filing with no Probate $34
Action Fee
Accounting $20
Administration $20
Guardianship $20
Petition for Sale of Real Estate $20
Probate of Will $20
Qualifications After Bond Filed  
Action Fee
Certificate of Appointment (Each) $5
Certified Copy of Any Probate Document $3 + $1.50 Per Page
Probate File Copies (Per Page) $1.50

Contact Us

Address: 10 Court Street, Bristol, RI 02809
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday | 8:00AM – 4:00PM

Louis P. Cirillo

Town Clerk

Phone: 401-253-7000 ext.130

Melanie Wolfe

Deputy Town Clerk

Phone: 401-253-7000 ext.131