Doing Business with Probate

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The Oakland County Probate Court accepts the following forms of payment:

  • Cash, check (made out to Oakland County Probate Court) or credit card.
  • Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
  • Service fees for copies and certifications apply for credit cards only.Visit credit card and fee information.
  • Money Orders
  • Please do not mail cash.

Fee Schedules:

 Oakland County Probate Court Notices regarding Gross Estate Fees

Forms for Court Appointed Attorneys, GAL, and Independent Evaluators:

General Administrative Forms & Information (including transcript request forms)


  • To order court transcripts not filed with the Circuit or Probate court, you must contact the transcription agency directly.  Click [HERE] for a list of the transcription agencies
  • For transcripts already filed with the court's, go to COURT EXPLORER or visit the Probate Court Front Counter.
  • For more information on transcripts, click [HERE].

Video Viewing

  • If you wish to submit a request to view video of a court event please complete the Video Viewing Request form.
  • Information on the courts policy that governs access is found in LAO 2015-01.

*Please note to complete any of the PDF forms you will need to use a viewer such as Adobe Acrobat Reader or a browser that supports the use of fillable forms such as Internet Explorer 11. Adobe Acrobat Reader is available for many platforms including mobile devices.