Important Probate Announcement

Pursuant to St. Louis County Circuit Court Administrative Order Nos. 13, 14, and 15 and Supreme Court of Missouri Order dated March 16, 2020, the Probate Court shall remain open subject to the limitations set forth in said orders. The Court will continue to accept all electronic filings and staff will be processing them in the normal course of business. Until April 3, 2020, the only matters being heard by the Probate Court are Civil Commitment matters (Applications for 96 Hour Detention and Petitions for An Additional 21 Day Detention), Petitions for Electroconvulsive Shock Therapy, and Emergency Petitions for Appointment of a Guardian and Conservator. All other non-emergency hearings will be continued. Attorneys filing an Emergency Petition for Appointment of a Guardian and Conservator must call the clerk for the judicial officers immediately upon filing the Petition. Staff will be available during regular business hours to answer questions by phone. No in-person meetings or appointments will conducted until after April 3, 2020. However, the Court will still have staff available to accept Applications for 96 Hour Detention and original copies of wills and commissions. Both Applications for 96 Hour Detentions and original copies of wills and commissions will be filed at the ground level of the Circuit Court. Please continue to monitor the Probate Court’s website as the circumstances may change from day-to-day.