Probate Court

Each city and town within the State of Rhode Island handles their own probate. It is not done on a county level. The Charlestown Probate Court is held the third Monday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the Town Hall. All petitions that do not require advertising or those that are on waiver should be submitted to the Town Clerk by noon on the Wednesday preceding the Court session. The required fees must accompany all petitions. 


Probate Forms may be obtained by clicking the link below.


Please note that the Clerk will do everything possible to expedite the petitions but can in no way offer any legal advice. We strongly recommend that you seek legal advice from your attorney.


Questions regarding probate should be directed to the Town Clerk/Probate Clerk at (401) 364-1200.