All Probate matters are filed according to residency. Rhode Island does not file by county; each city and town has its own Probate Court. Probate Court has jurisdiction in and of the following domains:
Adoption of persons 18 years of age or older
Appointment of custodians, administrators, and guardians of persons and estates
City / town in which it is established
Granting of administration
Probate of wills
All other matters now within the jurisdiction of Probate Court
The Probate Court Clerk is prohibited from giving legal advice, assistance in the preparation of forms, and advisement on how a case should be handled.
All fees should be made payable to the "Town of Portsmouth" and all mailings should be addressed to:
2200 E. Main Road
Portsmouth, RI 02871
Please contact our office at 401-683-2101 should you have any questions regarding this matter.