Department of Justice

Public Guardian and Trustee

Estate Administration

The Public Guardian and Trustee may administer estates of Yukon residents who die testate or intestate where there is no known next-of-kin.

  • Rules and Forms – Supreme Court Rule 64 or 65 and forms 74-89 apply to estate administration depending on the case            

Requisition Form 4 for Letters of Administration

Requisition Form 4 for Grant of Probate

Form 72 – Affidavit of Executor

Form 73 – Affidavit of Notice of Application (with Exhibit)   

(Serve on the Public Guardian and Trustee if a beneficiary is under 19 years of age or is an incapable adult.)

Form 74 – Affidavit of Administrator

Form 75 – Affidavit of Administrator (Will annexed)

Form 76 - Notice to Next of Kin

(Use if the deceased died without a will.  Serve on the Public Guardian and Trustee if a beneficiary is under 19 years of age or is an incapable adult - include the date of birth and current address of any beneficiary younger than 19 years old.) 

Form 115 – Grant of Probate

Form 116 – Letters of Administration


  • Estate administration publications are located here.

Additional Information

Definitions (not included in List of Key Words)

Holograph Will - A will written entirely in the handwriting of the deceased and signed by him or her. This is considered a valid will in the Yukon. Will forms purchased in stationery stores are not holograph wills.

Who is Considered a Common-law Spouse?

As of April 1, 1999, the Estate Administration Act  defines a common-law spouse as:

 1. a person who is united to another person by a marriage that, although not a legal marriage, is valid by common law; or

2. a person who has cohabited with another person as a couple for at least 12 months immediately before the other person's death.