Accessing the estate register (Boedelregister)

Information about inheritances can be found in the estate register. This information includes the name of the notary (estate notary) who executed the will. The estate register also includes the declarations of heirs who accepted or rejected the inheritance. Every district court has its own estate register.

Last updated on 19 May 2021

Accessing the estate register (boedelregister)

You can access the estate register free of charge (in Dutch). You need to contact the district court in the last place of residence of the deceased. Your request for access must relate to a specific inheritance.

Laws and regulations (in Dutch)

Civil Code, Book 4, Article 186

Decree on the successions register

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