Obtaining Updated Letters of Authority

with a New Expiration Date

 

 

There are three options for obtaining updated letters of authority:  

·       Come in person to the Information Line at the Probate Counter.  Check in with the Information Clerk, indicate that you’d like an updated letter; staff at the Probate Counter will complete the processing of your letters of authority request including payment via check or money order.  Any other form of payment must then be paid at the Cashier. 

 

·       When filing an Annual Report, Account or Notice of Continued Administration in person, a request for an updated letter may be made at that time at the appropriate department.

 

·       Mail a request, along with a check or money order made payable to the Wayne County Probate Court (letters are $12 each), to the following address:

 

Requests for Updated Letters

Wayne County Probate Court
Attn: Counter Clerk - LOA
1307 Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
Detroit, Mich. 48226

 

Requests along with an Annual Report

Wayne County Probate Court
Attn: Data Entry
1307 Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
Detroit, Mich. 48226

 

Requests along with a Notice of Continued Administration

Wayne County Probate Court
Attn: Service Clerks
1307 Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
Detroit, Mich. 48226

 

Note: Updated letters of authority can be obtained as long as the fiduciary is current (i.e., not suspended or the case administratively closed).  Any required documents currently due (Annual Report, Account, Inventory, Notice of Continued Administration, etc.) must be filed prior to the issuance of letters.  For example, if a petition to allow an account was filed but not yet heard and\or approved, you could still obtain new letters.  Any unpaid fees or costs must be paid prior to the issuance of updated letters. 

 

 

Rev. 3\17