Probate / Guardianship

The Court Department of the County Clerk's Office does not provide any forms. For additional information please contact the Law Library. By law, no member of this office or the Law Library staff authorized to provide legal advice. (Unauthorized practice of law, Government Code, Section 81.101)


The jurisdiction of the County Courts at Law is set by the State Legislature. The County Clerk's office files all Probate and Guardianship cases for Wise County.

Professional Guardian's Annual Application

Estates Code 1104.303(b) states:

  • The application must be:
    • Made to the clerk of the county having the venue of the proceeding for the appointment of a guardian.
    • Accompanied by a nonrefundable fee of $40 to cover the cost of administering this subchapter.

Application and $40 payment (payable to Wise County Clerk) may be delivered in person or mailed to:
Attention: Court Department
Wise County Clerk
P.O. Box 359
Decatur, TX 76234

New Guardianship Requirements Effective June 1, 2018