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Surrogate's Court
Safe Deposit Box Petition Program

Aviso: Este programa es en inglés, pero obtendrá su traducción al pulsar sobre "ESPAÑOL." Deberá responder en inglés o el tribunal rechazará sus documentos.

About the program
Information checklist
Computer requirements
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About the program

The Safe Deposit Box Petition free DIY Form program is used to ask the Surrogate's Court to see what is in the safe deposit box of a person who died. The program helps you create the court forms you need to look for a will, burial plot deed, insurance policies and to make a list of all the items inside the box. When you finish the program you will be able to print a Petition, Proposed Order and Instructions.

You can't use this program if:

  • The person that died did not have a New York State address.
  • You want to take personal items, like money or jewelry, out of the box.
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Information checklist

You will need the following information with you when you use this program:

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Computer requirements

You must have the following on your computer to use this program:

  1. Adobe Flash to see the program. Download it now for free.
  2. Microsoft Word to properly view and print the completed court forms. If you do not have Word, you can download Word Viewer now for free and view and print Word documents, even if you donít have Word on your computer.

    Note: Microsoft WordPad is not the same as Microsoft Word. WordPad will cause problems with your documents.

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Safe Deposit Box Petition Program

Note: You will be taken to our partner website called LawHelp Interactive.

You can "Sign Up to Save Your Work" or go directly to the program without signing up by clicking on "Get Started" or "Go". Then check to agree to the Terms of Use and click on "Continue" to begin the program.

NYS DIY Forms are only for court users who don't have a lawyer and legal services and pro bono attorneys and staff helping clients who cannot afford lawyers. Commercial use is prohibited and no one may charge for using these programs. When you begin the program, you will be asked to accept these terms of use.

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Last updated on April 24, 2014

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