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Serving Hants & Kings Counties

The Court of Probate, in each of the districts in Nova Scotia, consists of a Judge of Probate (who is the Supreme Court Justice) and the Registrar

Kentville Justice Centre

Supreme Court

Provincial Court

Family Court

Small Claims Court

Kentville Justice Centre


87 Cornwallis Street
Kentville, Nova Scotia
B4N 2E5
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Phone: (902) 679-6070
Fax: (902) 679-6178

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Kentville Justice Centre
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The Probate Court provides for the protection of heirs, legatees and estate creditors. It provides a forum for adjudication without monetary limits, and also holds the authority for the appointment of executors, administrators, appraisers and guardians in relation to all estate matters within its jurisdiction and the supervisory authority for the proper management and distribution of estate assets, the approval of legal fees and the setting of executors'/administrators' commissions and expenses.

All relevant estate documents are recorded and placed in safekeeping at the offices of the Registrar in each probate district.

The Nova Scotia Department of Justice provides administrative and operational support to the Court.

For more about the Court, click on the "Probate Court" link at the top of this page.