Essex County Register of Probate

Employer / Organization

Essex County

Next Election

Nov 03, 2020

Filing Window

Feb 11, 2020 - May 26, 2020


The register of probate administers the probate court, which primarily handles family legal matters (including divorce and child custody cases), and wills and estates. The register of probate provides the court's services and keeps the court's records.

Application Guidelines
If you would like to be included on the ballot for county office, follow these three steps. 1) Contact the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office. The office can answer questions regarding nomination papers and other ballot procedures. 2) Arrange to pick up required paperwork. 3) Return your completed paperwork within the designated filing window. Nomination papers must be submitted to the Registrar of Voters for certification of signatures no later than four weeks before the filing deadline.

Submit application to:
Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, McCormack Building, One Ashburton Place, Boston, MA, 02108, US