Good morning Suzi55!
If your grandmother's will was probated in Randolph, Vermont, it would
most likely be probated through the Orange COunty Probate Court.
I spoke with Marilyn of the Orange County Probate Court in Vermont
regarding procedures for obtaining your grandmother?s will. She
informed me that for a will as far back as the 80?s, they would have
moved it to an off-site storage facility and would have to search for
To obtain a will, simply send a written request, including your
grandmother?s name and town of residence to:
Orange County Probate Court
5 Court Street
Chelsea, VT 05038-9746
There is a copying fee but she said it varied, depending on the amount
to be copied. Most vital record copying fees that I have seen
throughout the US is $2.00 to $3.00 for the first 3 pages with $0.10
to $0.25 per additional page, however I cannot be certain.
I would suggest that you include in your written request something to
the effect of:
"If you have a charge for photocopying and mailing these records,
either send your billing statement to me along with the records and
payment will be remitted immediately; or, notify me immediately by
phone or letter as to the amount of these charges and I will remit
payment with the understanding that you will then send the records to
me upon receipt of payment."
You can contact the Probate Court at (802) 685-4610 if you have any
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