The citizens of Plainville, Bristol and Plymouth are serviced by the District Probate Court located in Bristol. The Probate Court has jurisdiction over the probate of wills and the administration of estates, oversees trusts, determines title to real and personal property, and can construe wills. Some additional services include guardian appointments for minors and intellectually disabled persons and appointments of conservators of estates.
It is the Probate Court that grants name changes and issues marriage waivers. For the convenience of the residents of Plainville, the Court handles passport applications.