Notice Regarding Online Payment Processor
The Court’s third party online payment processor changed to FivePoint from PayPal effective July 1, 2022. The major change is:
Convenience fee charge - 3.5% or $3.00 whichever is greater.
The court fee will appear on your statement as Wayne County Probate Court and the convenience fee will appear as Equivant Service Fee.
Court Remains Closed to the Public
Processing Backlog of Approximately Five Weeks
Please be aware that the Wayne County Probate Court’s processing backlog is now approximately five weeks. To see if your item has been filed, check the Court’s website under Case Access; follow the instructions.
This processing delay also applies to receiving your Notice of Hearing and requests for letters of authority for all types of cases. Hearing dates may not be scheduled and updated Letters may not be received for roughly one to two weeks after payment has been made.
Please continue to monitor our website for updates and other important information. Please do not send emails asking for updates on your filing/hearing/requests until after three weeks have passed, as responding to the frequent inquiries slows our progress. Thank you for your patience as we strive to provide quality service in these challenging times.
The Wayne County Probate Court is physically accessible to the public only by drop-box; no in-person filings will be permitted. All hearings are to be conducted remotely via ZOOM until further notice. Please click here for information about attending hearings remotely.
Wayne County Probate Court Employees: Access (opens in new window)SurveyMonkey for employee screening.
Judges of Probate
- Hon. Freddie G. Burton, Jr., Chief Judge
- Hon. David Braxton, Chief Judge Pro Tempore
- Hon. Judy A. Hartsfield
- Hon. Frank S. Szymanski
- Hon. Terrance A. Keith
Vision & Mission
An innovative court where there is complete confidence that all probate matters will be resolved with fairness & integrity.
We are dedicated to handling all probate matters with C.A.R.E