Courthouse

Ross County Court of Common Pleas
Probate Division

2 N. Paint St, Suite A
Chillicothe, OH  45601

Phone (740) 774-1179                   Fax (740) 774-3711

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.
Closed on all legal holidays

 


Estates
Full Administration
Release from Administration
Insolvency
All Estate Forms
All Forms Must be Typewritten and Filled Out Completely
Fee Schedules can be found below in "All Forms" or on the Probate Division main page.
New forms to Reopen Estate are available below in All Forms

Full Administration
  2.0     Application to Probate Will (if applicable) (Initial Filing)        
               Last Will and Testament (Initial Filing)        
    1.0     Surviving Spouse, Children, Next of Kin, Legatees and Devisses (Initial Filing)        
    2.1     Waiver of Notice of Probate of Will        
    2.2     Notice of Probate of Will        
    2.3     Entry Admitting Will to Probate (Initial Filing)        
    2.4     Certificate of Service of Notice of Probate of Will        
    3.0     Appointment of Appraiser Effective Mar 1, 2017        
    4.0     Application for Authority to Administer Estate (Initial Filing)        
    4.2     Fiduciary's Bond (if applicable) (Initial Filing)        
    4.3     Waiver of Right to Administer (Initial Filing)        
    4.4     Notice and Citation of Hearing on Appointment of Fiduciary        
    4.5     Entry Appointing Fiduciary; Letters of Authority (Initial Filing)        
    423    Fiduciary's Acceptance (Executor - Administrator) (Initial Filing)        
    6.0     Inventory and Appraisal        
    6.1     Schedule of Assets        
    6.2      Waiver of Notice of Hearing on Inventory        
    6.3      Notice of Hearing on Inventory        
    9.0      Application to Sell Personal Property        
    10.4A Notice to Distribute for Persons Deceased on or after May 30, 1990        
    12.0   Application for Certificate of Transfer Effective March 1, 2014        
    12.1   Certificate of Transfer Effective March 1, 2014        
    12.2    Entry Issuing Certificate of Transfer        
    13.0    Fiduciary's Account        
    13.1    Receipts and Disbursements        
    13.2    Assets Remaining in Fiduciary's Hands        
    13.3    Entry Approving and Settling Account        
    13.5A  Additional Notice of Hearing on Account        
    13.6    Certificate of Termination        
                         
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Release From Administration
   

A release from administration is not complete until the Commissioner's Report is filed. The Commissioner's Report must be filed sixty (60) days after the entry relieving the estate from administration has been filed, if a commissioner is needed.

 
   

Tax release forms can be obtained from the Ross County Auditor's Office 2 N. Paint St, Chillicothe, OH 45601-3187 Phone (740) 703-3080. These forms are NOT available in Probate Court.

 
   

This web page does not include estate tax return forms. An estate tax return must be filed in all estates, where applicable, and if there is real estate listed as an asset of the estate.

 
   

The estate tax return, Certificate 22, and Form #5 can be obtained from the Ross County Probate Court.

 
   

Please call ahead for court costs as the costs vary from each Release from Administration. Please make copies of the original forms.

 

           Original Will        
           Original and one copy of the Transfer of Motor Vehicle for each motor vehicle transferred        
           One original and one copy of the Certificate of Transfer for each piece of real estate        
           The Assets and Liabilities form must be completed and filed.        
            Waiver of Next of Kin        
    2.0   Application to Probate Will        
    1.0   Surviving Spouse, Children, Next of Kin, Legatees and Devisees        
    2.1   Waiver of Notice of Probate of Will        
    2.2   Notice of Probate of Will        
    2.3   Entry Admitting Will to Probate        
    2.4   Certificate of Service of Notice of Probate of Will after service        
    5.0   Application to Relieve Estate from Administration        
    5.1   Assets and Liabilities of Estate to be Relieved from Administration        
    5.2   Waiver of Notice of Application to Relieve Estate from Administration        
    5.3   Notice of Application to Relieve Estate from Administration        
    5.6   Entry Relieving Estate from Administration        
    5.10 Application for Summary Release from Administration        
    5.11 Entry Granting Summary Release        
    12.0 Application for Certificate of Transfer        
    12.1Certificate of Transfer        
    12.2 Entry Issuing Certificate of Transfer        
            Application and Entry to Transfer Motor Vehicle        
            Report of Distribution within sixty (60) days after Entry Relieving, if a commissioner is appointed        
           Attorney Fee Schedule        
                         
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Insolvency
                         
    24.0 Representation of Insolvency        
    24.1 Judgment Entry Setting Hearing and Ordering Notice        
    24.2 Notice of Hearing on Representation of Insolvency and Schedule of Claims        
    24.3 Verification of Service Notice of Hearing on Represenation on Insolvency and Schedule of Claims        
    24.4 Schedule of Claims        
    24.5 Continuation Schedule of Claims        
    24.6 Judgment Entry of Insolvency        
             Waiver of Notice of Hearing on Insolvency        
                         
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All Forms
                         
    1.0     Surviving Spouse, Children, Next of Kin, Legatees and Devisees        
    2.0     Application to Probate Will        
    2.1     Waiver of Notice of Probate of Will        
    2.2     Notice of Probate of Will        
    2.3     Entry Admitting Will to Probate        
    2.4     Certificate of Service of Notice of Probate of Will        
    3.0     Appointment of Appraiser        
    4.0     Application for Authority to Administer Estate        
    4.1     Supplemental Application for Ancillary Administration        
    4.2     Fiduciary's Bond        
    4.3     Waiver of Right to Administer        
    4.4     Notice and Citation of Hearing on Appointment of Fiduciary        
    4.5     Entry Appointing Fiduciary; Letter of Authority        
    5.0     Application to Relieve Estate from Administration        
    5.1     Assets and Liabilities of Estate to be Relieved from Administration        
    5.2     Waiver of Notice of Application to Relieve Estate from Administration        
    5.3     Notice of Application to Relieve estate from Administration        
    5.4     Publication of Notice        
    5.5     Publication of Notice Proof of Publication        
    5.6     Entry Relieving Estate from Administration        
    5.10   Summary Release from Administration        
    5.11   Entry Granding Summary Release from Administration        
    6.0     Inventory and Appraisal        
    6.1     Schedule of Assets        
    6.2     Waiver of Notice of Hearing on Inventory        
    6.3     Notice of Hearing on Inventory        
    7.0 . .Certification of Notice to Administrator of Medicaid Estate Recovery Program        
    7.0A   Notice of Administrator of Estate Recovery Program        
    7.1     Application for Family Allowance        
    7.2     Application for Apportionment of Family Allowance        
    8.0     Citation to Surviving Spouse to Exercise Elective Rights        
    8.1     Election of Surviving Spouse to Take Under Will        
    8.2     Election of Surviving Spouse to Take Against Will        
    8.3     Summary of General Rights of Surviving Spouse        
    8.4     Certificate of Service and Notice of Citation to Surviving Spouse to Exercise Elective Rights        
    8.5     Return for Certificate of Service of Citation to Surviving Spouse to Exercise Elective Rights        
    8.6     Waiver of Service to Surviving Spouse of the Citation to Elect        
    9.0     Application to Sell Personal Property        
    9.1     Entry Authorizing Sale of Personal Property        
    9.2     Notice of Sale of Personal Property        
    10.0    Application to Distribute in Kind        
    10.1    Entry Approving Distribution in Kind        
    10.2    Notice of Hearing on Application to Distribute in Kind        
    11.0    Consent to Power to Sell Real Estate        
    12.0   Application for Certificate of Transfer Effective March 1, 2014        
    12.1   Certificate of Transfer Effective March 1, 2014        
    13.0    Fiduciary's Account        
    13.1    Receipts and Disbursements        
    13.2    Assets Remaining in Fiduciary's Hands        
    13.3    Entry Approving and Settling Account        
    13.4    Waiver of Partial Account        
    13.5    Notice of Hearing on Account        
    13.6    Certificate of Termination        
    13.7    Waiver of Notice of Hearing on Account        
    13.8    Application to Extend Administration        
    13.9   Certificate of Service of Account to Heirs or Beneficiaries        
    13.10 Notice to Extend Administration        
    24.0 Representation of Insolvency        
    24.1 Judgment Entry Setting Hearing and Ordering Notice        
    24.2 Notice of Hearing on Representation of Insolvency and Schedule of Claims        
    24.3 Verification of Service Notice of Hearing on Representation of Insolvency and Schedule of Claims        
    24.4 Schedule of Claims        
    24.5 Continuation Schedule of Claims        
    24.6 Judgment Entry of Insolvency        
            Waiver of Notice of Hearing on Insolvency        
            Fiduciary's Acceptance        
           Notice to Distributee for Persons Decesased on or after May 30, 1990        
           Entry Issuing Certificate of Transfer        
           Application and Entry Transfer of Motor Vehicle        
           Report of Distribution within sixty (60) days after Entry Relieving, if a commissioner is appointed        
           Attorney Fee Schedule        
           Application for Payment of Unclaimed Inheritance        
           Entry Ordering Payment of Unclaimed Inheritance        
           Application to Extend Time        
           Application to File Will for Record Only        
          Report of Newly Discovered Assets        
          Confidential Disclosure of Personal Identifiers        
          Persons Entitled to Notice Under the Will        
    Application to Reopen Estate and Qualify Fiduciary        
    Entry Granting Application to Reopen Estate and Qualify Fiduciary        
    Report of Distribution - Reopen Estate        
          Application to Probate Lost, Spoliated or Destroyed Will        
          Entry Admitting Lost, Spoliated or Destroyed Will to Probate        
             
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