Friday, October 21, 2016        

Probate Court 

The Town of Smithfield Probate Court generally meets the first Thursday of each month in the Town Council Chambers on the second floor of Smithfield Town Hall at 9:00 am.

Probate dates can be found on the Town Calendar or by clicking the meetings tab above and choosing the current year’s agendas.


Probate Court Fees (.pdf)


Probate forms are available on the Rhode Island Secretary of State’s web site.

Administrative Rules

This Court has jurisdiction over the following types of probate cases:

  • Decedent’s estates – This includes persons who have died with a Will (testate) or those without one (intestate)
  • Adult Limited Guardianships, either of the person, estate, or both
  • Minor Guardianships, either of the person, estate, or both
  • Adult Adoptions
  • Name Changes

Every City or Town in this State has its own Probate Court, which administers these laws.

Probate Court is a Court of Law established by Rhode Island General Laws (RIGL) 8-9; the operating statute for Probate is RIGL Title 33.

Smithfield Probate Court Administrative Rules (.pdf) updated online 4/7/2015



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