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Formal Estate Letters

All Formal Estate Letters (supervised and unsupervised) are issued by the Presiding Judge or Referees.

To expedite issuance of the letters following the hearing, file the following prior to the hearing:

  • Preapproval of any demand for bond
  • Acceptance and Oath
  • Email proposed Orders to the hearing officer assigned to your case

To check on the issuance of Formal Estate Letters for a case on the public access website go to: www.mncourts.gov/publicaccess

If the Order Appointing the Personal Representative is not entered, contact the law clerk for the judicial officer for your case:

Annette Grohs (Referee Dean Maus)                (612) 348-8610    
Chau Johnson (Judge Jamie Anderson)            (612) 348-0127
Touch Thouk (Referee George Borer)               (612) 348-5484

If the Order Appointing is entered on the case but the Letters have not issued, check to make sure that all qualification documents such as the Acceptance and Oath, Bond, etc. have been filed with the Court.

If both the Order Appointing and all qualification documents have been filed but the Letters have not issued, contact court administration to check on the status of the Letters (612) 348-3244.

Certified copies can be obtained from the District Records Center.