Birmingham Probate Registry Contact Details.
A separate office in Birmingham deals with ONLINE APPLICATIONS ONLY. We have no contact details.
It was at The Priory Courts, Third Floor, 33 Bull Street, Birmingham West Midlands, B4 6DU. We understand it is closing from 3rd August 2019 and business is being passed to a new unamed national centre, also in Birmingham. Apparently post and deliveries will still be forwarded to their mysterious new destination! Read the update on the front page before going any further. Please do not expect to walk in without an appointment and do any more than drop off documents.
We understand Birmingham is not accepting new cases.
If you just want Forms, please call the HMRC Helpline 0300 123 1072 t they will send the forms (or +44 300 123 1072 from abroad) NOT the Birmingham Probate Registry whose number is further down the page*.
Horrendous increases in Probate Fees as from a yet to be announced date means that Lifetime Planning is critical, even if it is fairly last minute. Our resident experts can point you in the right direction.
But are you sure you are doing the right thing? If you need professional help with the estate at sensible fees, please call us on 03 300 102 300. We will be delighted to have a free initial chat. Please remember that we are a business, and whilst we are always happy to have a free exploratory chat, before we recommend a suitable adviser depending on how simple or complex the estate is. Who wants to pay City solicitors prices for a simple estate? You might want to check the Common Question Page (link to the right) first though!
Please note that Probate Registries are branches of the Court and do NOT deal with registering births deaths or marriages. Click here for Registrars of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
(Free Probate Guide and professional probate help if needed by The Probate Department (brokers) Ltd which is NOT the Registry nor part of HMCTS.)
Birmingham Probate Registry Office is open to the public from 9:30 to 4:00 every day. Appointments for interview are held from 10.00 to 15.40 on Thursdays. To see the location and get directions, click here. *Telephone them on 0121 681 3401. Card payments ONLY 0161 240 5708 or 5721. If you just want forms, you will get them faster if you call 0300 123 1072, or there are links to downloadable forms here. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org NOT FOR FORMS. Interviews at the other local Offices we believe have been stopped but were restricted to Nottingham and Stoke on Trent and of course Birmingham itself currently remain active, by appointment.
The following venues are NO LONGER AVAILABLE are no longer active.
Coventry Combined Court Centre Northampton Combined Court Centre Wolverhampton Bereavement Centre Kidderminster County Court
Please use the Contact page to let us know of your experiences.
Birmingham Probate Registry Office is part of the Courts Service
The Probate Service forms part of the Family Division of the High Court. It deals with ‘non-contentious’ probate business. This is where there is no dispute about the validity of a will or entitlement to take a grant. It issues grants of representation, which are known as either:
- Probate (when the deceased person left a valid will and an executor is acting.)
- Letters of administration with will (when a person has left a valid will but no executor is acting.)
or Letters of administration (usually when there is no valid will.)
These different types of grants of representation appoint people known as personal representatives to administer the deceased person’s estate.
Main list of Registry Offices.