Register of Wills

ATTENTION: The Register of Wills office will close at noon on Friday, March 29, 2019 in order to perform required upgrades and training related to implementation of a new software system. The office will re-open Monday, April 1, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. We thank you for your understanding during this transition.


The Register of Wills office is responsible for the efficient administration of all estates being probated in Sussex County. The Register of Wills grants authority to personal representatives to administer estates and is responsible for making sure that those administrations are carried out in compliance with Delaware Law.

Cynthia Green

Contact Information
Register of Wills Cynthia Green
Chief Deputy Kristine Vavala
Deputy Patty Bodenweiser
Office Manager Dottie Haggerty
Address Sussex County Courthouse Annex
5 E. Pine St., P.O. Box 743
Georgetown, DE 19947
Phone (302) 855-7875
Fax (302) 853-5871
Office Hours Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open during lunch hours

No paperwork will be processed after 4:00 p.m. Documents will be clocked in and processed the following business day.
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