Search for a will

If a will is registered with us you may be able to order a copy.

We hold wills in the Register of Deeds.

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

Request a search

You can request a search of our Register of Deeds.

You'll need to tell us:

  • the full name of the person whose will you are searching for
  • their address when they made the will
  • your name, contact details and billing address

If you know a will has been registered with us you should also provide:

  • the unique deed number
  • the date of recording in the Register of Deeds

This additional information will help us find the will.

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

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

Other ways to order

You can request a copy of a will in person at one of our offices.

If you're in any doubt about your requirements, contact your solicitor or our customer service team.


Plain copies: £16 + VAT

Extracts: £30 + VAT

An extract carries the evidential status necessary for court purposes.

You can pay by credit card, debit card or cheque.

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

If we cannot find the will, we will not charge you for the search. If you want a copy of the results summary sent to you it will cost £20 +VAT.

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