Estate Administration and Wills

Site: Halton Region

Record #: BTN4878
Last Full Update: 21 Aug 2023

Description and Service Details

Description (Service)

For general Information, see Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General website here 
Estate Administration Tax and Estate Information Return:

Federal benefits and income tax: 
See Canada Revenue Agency website here 
Preparing a will:

  • for information on making a will and planning an estate, see the Government of Canada's website here
  • for legal information on making a will in Ontario, see Steps to Justice website here

Finding a will in Ontario: 
A will might be found in the deceased’s home, in a safety deposit box, at the office of the deceased’s lawyer, through a private will registry or in a court record 

To find the deceased’s will, you can:

  • contact the deceased’s lawyer (for more information on locating a will prepared by a lawyer, see the Law Society of Upper Canada's website here)
  • contact relatives or friends
  • search online will registries (the Law Society of Upper Canada's website includes information on will registries)
  • search the court records (contact the Civil - Superior Court of Justice in the location where the testator lived to see if the document was deposited with the court, for list of court addresses and phone numbers, see here)

For more information, see Archives of Ontario information on How to Find a Will in Court Records here


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Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility No restrictions

Varies by location

Languages English
Fees None

Site Information

Located In Community Halton Region
Physical Access Not Applicable

Categories and Classification

HCSD Main Heading Government / Legal ; Topic Guides
HCSD Sub Heading Community Legal Services ; Special Topics
Service Categories Post Mortem Estate Administration

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