Probate

Wills probated in the Office of the Lynchburg Circuit Court are fully searchable in the Public Records Room located at the Lynchburg Circuit Court Clerk's Office. Questions may be answered by calling this office. If you have a problem involving the legal interpretation of Virginia statutes pertaining to estates, you may wish to contact an attorney licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

To ensure quality assistance, please call and make an appointment before coming in to probate an estate.

Probate Fees

  • Real Estate Affidavit - $69
  • List of Heirs - $68

Legislative Changes Effective July 1, 2020

  • View Legislation (PDF)
    • HB306/SB938 - Increase in Library of Virginia Fee
      • Increases the Library of Virginia Fee collected for Recording and Indexing from $1.50 to $3.50.
    • HB1726/SB1038 - Open Space Preservation Fee
      • Increases the Fee from $1 to $3.

A fee is imposed on a Deed, Deed of Trust, Contract, or Other Instrument admitted to record pursuant to Code of Virginia 58.1-817 and admitted to record in jurisdictions in which open-space easements are held by the Virginia Outdoors Foundation.

For Additional Information

  • Talk to your attorney
  • Contact Liz Walker, Deputy Clerk of the Probate Division