Foreign Wills

Wills probate outside of Virginia

Wills that have been probated or recorded outside of Virginia should be recorded in the Clerk's Office if the will involves land within the County.

Follow these steps to record a copy of a foreign will:

  1. Complete the List of Heirs (PDF), and sign it in front of a notary.
  2. Complete the Probate Information Form (PDF). Top part only.
  3. Complete the Probate Tax Return (PDF). The assessed value of the real estate in Virginia would go here.
  4. Provide an exemplified copies of the will and personal representatives papers from the court.
  5. Mail in a check for the taxes and filing fee. Please call the Clerk's Office for the exact fee amount.
  6. If you want a recorded copy of the paperwork included a self-addressed envelope.