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Carroll County Orphans' Court
55 N. Court Street
Room 104
Westminster, MD 21157-5162

410-386-2086 - voice
410-876-0657 - fax

PurposeTo provide an elected three-person panel that hears all matters involving contested estates and supervises all estates that are probated judicially.
ServiceOrphans' Court Judges for Carroll County are Dorothy V. Utz, Chief Judge (12/14-12/18),Catherine Reese (12/14-12/18), and Charles M. Coles, Jr.(sworn in July 22, 2016) (12/14-12/18). Judges are chosen by the voters for a four-year term. DUTIES OF THE ORPHANS' COURT: 1. Review all regular estates and guardianships, 2. Approve all commissions and/or attorney's fees, and 3. Hear and act on all differences or disputes in estates. Court sessions: 9 am to 3 pm, Monday and Tuesday each week.
Area ServedServes Carroll County.
SubjectsDeath And Dying, Government
Last Updated28 February 2019