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John E. Martinelli, Probate Court Judge
Paul V. Jabour, Esq, Clerk
Rene Samos, Deputy Clerk

This court has jurisdiction over the following types of case:

  • Decedent's estates; this includes persons who have died with a Will (testate) or those without one (intestate).
  • Adult Limited Guardianships, either of the person, estate or both.
  • Minor Guardianships, either of the person, estate or both.
  • Adult Adoptions
  • Name Changes


Every City or Town in this state has it's own probate court, which administers these laws. Probate Court is a court of law established by RIGL 8-9; the operating statute for Probate is RIGL Title 33.


Providence Probate Court is located on the fifth floor of City Hall.The Providence Probate Judge is John E. Martinelli; the Clerk of the Court is Paul V. Jabour, Esq. Both are elected by the City Council and serve for a term of six (6) years. If the judge is unable to hear a particular case, the clerk sits in his stead.

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INFORMATION + HOURS

Address
Probate Court of the City of Providence
City Hall, 5th Floor
25 Dorrance Street
Providence, RI 02903

Phone: (401) 421-7740 ext. 307
Fax: (401) 861-6208


Probate Office Hours:
September thru June

Monday thru Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm

Summer Hours:
July 1 thru August 31

Monday thru Friday 8:30am to 4:00pm






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