Appointment of Personal Representative and Admission of Will (if applicable)

You may use the forms on this page if the following factors apply to your situation :
  • You are related to a person who died or you have a legal interest in the person's property, AND
  • The person had a will or did not have a will, AND
  • The person died more than 120 hours ago, but less than 2 years ago,* AND
  • You want to file court papers to be appointed the Personal Representative of the estate.

* There are certain limited exceptions to the two-year limitation for informal probate listed in Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) Title 14 § 3108. An attorney may be of assistance in determining whether your situation qualifies for one of the exceptions or with handling the more complex "formal" probate process for which forms and instructions are not available from the court.

Once you are done with the documents below, you're ready for Part 2 - The Appointment, Notice of Appointment, Inventory and Appraisement.


Appointment of Personal Representative/Admission of Will - Instructions and Forms - PBIP1i

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Important Notice About Training Requirements - pbt10i
Procedures: How to Apply to be the Personal Representative - pbip11p
Information on Legal Notice for Probate of Estates When a Person has Died and What to do After you have Notified all Interested Persons - pbip20p
Procedures for Appointment of Personal Representative - pbip16p
Procedures: How to Serve Legal Papers--By Publication - pb25p
Probate Cover Sheet - pb10f
Probate Information Form for Decedent's Estate - pb11f
Informal Checklist - pbip19f
Declaration of Completion of Training - pbdt10f
Waiver of Right to Appointment and Consent - pbip11f
Waiver of Bond - pbip12f
Application for Appointment - pbip13f
Notice of Application - pbip14f
Proof of Mailing of Notice of Application - pbip15f
Affidavit Supporting Publication - pb25f
Statement of Informal Appointment - pbip16f
Letters of Appointment of Personal Representative and Acceptance of Appointment as Personal Representative - pbip17f
Order to Personal Representative and Acknowledgement and Information to Heirs - pbip18f
Personal Representative Training Manual - pbprtm1

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