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  • Garrett County Register of Wills and Orphans Court

    Agency: Garrett County Government

    LEGAL ASSISTANCE: Responsible for appointing personal representatives to administer descendent's estates and for overseeing the proper and timely administration of these proceedings.  We also perform the following duties: assist and advise the public in the preparation of all required forms; maintain and preserve the permanent record of all proceedings; serve as the Clerk to the Orphans' Court; track estates and refer delinquent matters to the Court; determine and collect inheritance taxes and probate fees/court costs; audit accounts of personal representatives and guardians; mail various notices and court orders to interested persons; and verify compliance with court orders.


    • Main:
      • 301-334-1999
    • Fax:
      • 301-334-1984
    • Toll-Free:
      • 888-334-2203
    • Main:
        rwatson@registers.maryland.gov
    • Main Contact:
      • name: Honorable Rita Watson
    • Senior Worker:
      • name: Honorable Rita Watson
    • Website:
        www.registers.maryland.gov

    Location(s):

    • 313 East Alder Street, Room 103
      313 East Alder Street, Room 103
      Oakland, MD 21550

    Agency: Garrett County Government

    Languages Available: Accommodations possible., English

    Payment Description: Scaled to proceedings.

    Intake and Eligibility: Open to public.

    Areas Served:
    • Garrett County



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