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Department Detail:  Register in Probate

Department Register in Probate
Department Head Jennifer Moeller
Address 1207 S. Duluth Avenue
Door County Justice Center
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin  54235
Phone Number 920-746-2482
Fax Number 920-746-5959
Staff Register in Probate Staff
Office Hours Mon - Fri 8am-4:30pm

The Register in Probate (RIP) coordinates the judicial duties and administrative functions of Probate Court assisting in the probate and management of all estate proceedings with or without a will, and also trusts, guardianships, conservatorships, protective placement and commitments related to mental health, and alcohol and drug abuse.

There is one part-time assistant to the RIP who assists in answering questions about the process and procedures in probate court. An appointment is recommended to limit waiting.

The Wisconsin Court System website ( provides current forms and quick links. It is inappropriate for the RIP or assistant to provide legal advice; an attorney should be consulted for such questions.


The Register in Probate (RIP) is part of Door County Circuit Court, appointed by and working under the supervision and direction of the Circuit Court Judges.

The Register in Probate’s numerous powers and duties are set by Wisconsin Statutes Sections 815.71 through 815.75.

Public Information

Wisconsin Court System website:

Wisconsin Register in Probate Association website:

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Wisconsin State Historical Society – Genealogy:

UWGB Research Center – Genealogy:

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