Register of Wills

The Register of Wills is open by appointment only.  Please call (302) 855-7875 to schedule your appointment.  We are only able to accept drop offs between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., as the building locks at 4:00 p.m.

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.

Ellen Magee

Contact Information
Register of Wills Ellen Magee
Chief Deputy Kristine Vavala
Deputy Patty Bodenweiser
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 by appointment only

We will accept drop offs between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Contact Register of Wills Office
Estate Searches cannot be performed by emailing the office. Please use the Estate Search Request Form.