Wayne County Probate Court is a Fully Remote Court
All hearings are conducted remotely via ZOOM. Please click here for information about attending hearings remotely. The Wayne County Probate Court is physically accessible to the public only by drop-box; no in-person filings are accepted. Click on the ‘Filing’ tab above for information on how and where to file.
Court Filing Hours
The Wayne County Probate Court only accepts pleadings and documents for filing Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (the filing hours). Your email or fax must be received by the Court between these filing hours.
- Filings will NOT be accepted in the evenings, on weekends, or on Court holidays. For additional information, please visit the following page, WCPC - Working Hours.
- All emails or faxes received outside of these filing hours will automatically be deleted. You will not receive notice of this. It is your responsibility to submit your filings during the filing hours.
Processing of Filing
Please be aware that the filing system at Wayne County Probate Court is a manual electronic process, as this Court is not yet a true “e-filing court”. After your filing has been processed, you will receive notice to pay any requisite fees. To make payment of fees and to check the status of your filing, see the Court’s website under Case Access; follow the instructions.
Hearing dates may not be scheduled and updated Letters may not be received for roughly one to three days after payment has been made.
Do not send emails asking for updates on your filing/hearing/requests until after three weeks have passed since the submission of your documents, as responding to the frequent inquiries slows our progress. Thank you for your patience.
Please continue to monitor our website for updates and other important information.
Wayne County Probate Court Employees: Access (opens in new window)Microsoft Forms for employee screening.
Judges of Probate
- Hon. Freddie G. Burton, Jr., Chief Judge
- Hon. David Braxton, Chief Judge Pro Tempore
- Hon. Judy A. Hartsfield
- Hon. Frank S. Szymanski
- Hon. Terrance A. Keith
Vision & Mission
An innovative court where there is complete confidence that all probate matters will be resolved with fairness & integrity.
We are dedicated to handling all probate matters with C.A.R.E