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  • Summer 2022 Update
    Hello Friends, As we get closer to the election, I had a few updates for everyone to know: 1) We successfully moved the Register of Wills office to a new, ground-level location with free parking and disability-accessible spaces available to the public. 2) We successfully lobbied the legislature to completely eliminate Small Estate fees effective 10/1/2022. 3) We successfully achieved four perfect legislative audit reports for periods between April 2007 and October 2021. 4) We successfully instituted online estate search, credit card payments, and copy requests. 5) We successfully created a central source for publishing estate related notices online available on our website. What we’re planning in the immediate future: 1) We’re leading an effort to create software to allow for easier estate administration and, eventually, e-filing. 2) We’re leading an effort to create a completely paperless office. 3) We’re creating and perfecting efficiency tools that both cut costs and increase productivity for the staff. I work every day to make the Anne Arundel County Register of Wills office the best office in the State. I appreciate all of you and your support. Thank you.
  • 15th Annual Breakfast with the Register (It’s back!!)
    Dear Friends, I am overjoyed to announce that our 15th Annual Spring Breakfast with the Register featuring the famous breakfast buffet is BACK!!! This event will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2022, from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM at Brian Boru Irish Restaurant and Pub, located at 489 Ritchie Highway, in Severna Park. For 15 years now, with your unwavering support and dedication to our cause, I have been able to serve you and the citizens of Anne Arundel County in their most dire of times. Throughout my time in office, I have come to cherish and appreciate just how many of you trust my ability to serve these families. You can count on my commitment to make this office as efficient and accessible as possible. We regularly review and improve processes, utilizing technology and common sense to reduce monetary costs, while increasing accessibility and availability for those members of the public utilizing our services. We are always open to suggestions on how we can improve our public service. In 2022, even in a (hopefully) post-pandemic world, when you call my office or walk in for service, we greet you with a live person. Having a personal experience with our public service takes the frustration out of a necessary process to protect the families. That is my promise – I will only endorse and provide service that enhances your experience and do this in the most cost-effective way. My staff is highly trained and ready to assist. My door is open to you, your kindness, your concerns, and your ideas. I look forward to seeing you on April 7th. Friends of Lauren Parker Gayle A. Roberts, Treasurer 10 Granada Road Pasadena, MD 21122 Call (410) 437-7469 for tickets and information. By Authority: Friends of Lauren Parker, Gayle A. Roberts, Treasurer
  • 13th Annual Breakfast (Dinner) Reset
    Dear Friends, I am pleased to announce that we are doing a re-set of the Register of Will’s 13th Annual Event which will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 from 4:30PM to 7:00PM at Brian Boru Irish Restaurant and Pub, located at 489 Ritchie Highway, in Severna Park. Please come join me for an Irish 3 Course Carry Out Dinner where I will be greeting you and helping to bring out the orders to your car. Brian Boru is making for us, Garden Salad, a choice of Chicken Pot Pie or Shepherd’s Pie, and Irish Bread Pudding for dessert. This has been an unusual year and due to restrictions still in place, while we cannot do a Breakfast, we are adapting and doing something new. Your continued support, for which I am deeply appreciative, has made it possible for us to be successful in past elections. My staff (who I consider the best in the business) and I work hard every day to continue to be worthy of your support. Even during these strange times, we have continued working directly in the office to keep our commitment to personalized customer service at the highest possible level despite the current restrictions. It is an honor to serve you as your Register of Wills. As it has been from day one, I am always available and remain open to you and your ideas, comments, and concerns. Cordially, Lauren M. Parker, Register of Wills for Anne Arundel County If you wish to pay and Order online, please go to donate link at If you need any help or have any questions, please call Sandi at 410-437-7469. Thank you.