This form requires the signature of one of the Circuit Court Judges and must be certified by the Register in Probate. Upon providing a certified copy of the signed order to a bank official, you will be able to gain access to the safety deposit box of the decedent.
Lincoln County requires that a Closing Certificate for Fiduciaries be filed in every estate, unless waived. If the estate you are administering qualifies to have the Closing Certificate waived, you can complete this form and file it with the Register in Probate. If approved, you will not be required to obtain a Closing Certificate from the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. To determine if an estate qualifies for waiver of the Closing Certificate go to http://www.revenue.wi.gov/faqs/ise/estate.html.