The following is a listing with links to the Probate Court Administrative Orders. They are in .pdf format and can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat, version 5.0 or higher.
For a list of Circuit Court administrative orders please visit the Circuit Court page.
For those case types that are electronically filed, the Electronic Filing Rules supersede any related Administrative Orders.
E-filing of new Guardianship cases was effective June 2015.
E-filing of NEW Estate cases became effective on May 23, 2017 for:
Laconia (4th Circuit), Concord (6th Circuit), Dover (7th Circuit), Brentwood (10th Circuit)
E-filing of NEW Estate cases became effective statewide on June 14, 2017 for the remaining probate divisions:
Lancaster (1st Circuit), Haverhill (2nd Circuit), Ossipee (3rd Circuit), Newport (5th Circuit), Keene (8th Circuit), Nashua (9th Circuit)
|Number||Relative To||Most Recent Revision|
|Educational Conferences for Registers of Probate||August 1, 2007|
|Justice/Master Name Plate in Probate Court Proceedings||August 1, 2007|
|Records Management and Retention Policy||February 16, 2006|
|Notice By Publication||August 1, 2007|
|Hours of Operation||August 1, 2007|
|Parties Appearing of Record in Guardianship and Custodianship Cases, Per RSAs 463, 463-A, 464 & 465||August 1, 2007|
|Estates Opened to Pursue a Cause of Action||December 14, 2009|
|Protocol for Background Checks in Guardianship Proceedings||August 1, 2010|
|Protocol for Background Check in Adoption Proceedings With No Home Study||December 1, 2008|
|Certificates of Appointment (Letters of Appointment)||September 1, 2011|
|Certificates – Adoptions & Name Changes, Bond Discharges and Other Documents||September 1, 2011|
|Probate Mediation Policies||September 25, 2009|
|GAL Fee Caps in 464-A Guardianships||RESCINDED August 1, 2007|
|Obtaining a Decedent's Medical Records||January 1, 2011|
|Telephonic Appearances at Certain Probate Court Hearings||RESCINDED April 10, 2015|
|Civil actions filed in Probate Court - Writs, Small Claim Complaints and Landlord Tenant actions||October 1, 2009|
|Criteria for Professional Guardian||September 10, 2009|
|Confidentiality in Guardianships of Incapacitated Persons||October 24, 2013|