Order a copy of a will

If a will is registered with us, you can order a copy.

You can order a copy of a will by telling us:

  • the full name of the person whose will you are looking for
  • the date of recording in the Register of Deeds (this is usually not the same date as the person's date of death)

Not all wills are registered with us and not everyone makes a will.

If you are looking for a will registered before 15 March 1993, you'll need to search the National Records of Scotland.

If you don't know the date

If you don't know the date of recording, we will use the information provided to search the register for you.

We charge £25 + VAT to carry out a search and provide you with the results.

You can order any document from these results for an additional fee.

If the deed you're looking for has not been registered, we will send confirmation of this via a printout from the register for a fee of £25 + VAT.

If you're not sure what you need to do, contact your solicitor or our customer service team.

If you're unsuccessful in your search for a will, there are other organisations to search.



Plain copy

  • digital copy sent via email

£25 + VAT

Extract copy

  • carries evidential status for court purposes
  • sent by post
£35 + VAT

Search of the register

  • if you don't know the date of recording
£25 + VAT

You can pay by credit or debit card.

If you live outside the UK, we will send you an invoice for prepayment before we send the will.

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