Thursday, January 15, 2015

Honorable Paul G. Zimmermann, the Carroll County Office of the Register of Wills.

Honorable Paul G. Zimmermann, the Carroll County Carroll County Office of the Register of Wills.

Kevin E. Dayhoff January 15, 2015

I just had the opportunity to talk with the Honorable Paul G. Zimmermann, the Carroll County Carroll County Office of the Register of Wills.

Although I was not surprised, I extremely appreciated having a conversation with a caring individual who was knowledgeable and professional yet used common sense to answer my questions and get accomplished what I needed to do….

Of course, many of us have fond memories of working with Reese Starner, the longstanding Register of Wills from 1966 until 1995 who set the gold standard for friendly, competent customer service.

We are very fortunate in Carroll County to have dedicated public servants in government who are actually in the customer service business. I know, shocked. I’m just shocked. Well actually in Carroll County it is the norm.

In Carroll County folks in government go out of their way to not only answer your questions but to also facilitate taking care of you in the ever-changing complex contemporary jungle of conflicting and confusing laws, rules, and bureaucracies.  

I’m just saying…

Kevin E. Dayhoff

See also: April 2008 Audit of the Carroll County Register of Wills

State of Maryland Office of Legislative Audits April 2008 audit report of the Carroll County Office of the Register of Wills, Carroll County Maryland.

No surprise here: “Our audit did not disclose any findings that warrant inclusion in this report.”

April 15, 2008


Carroll County Office of the Register of Wills
Honorable Paul G. Zimmermann, Register
Courthouse Annex
55 North Court Street - Room 124
Westminster, Maryland 21157

Main Telephone Lines 410-848-2586
Toll Free (within Maryland) 888-876-0034
Fax Number 410-876-0657
Please note that we cannot accept filings via e-mail or fax.

The Honorable Paul G. Zimmermann was elected Register of Wills in 2002. He is currently the Treasurer and Legislative Liaison for the Register of Wills Association.

Paul graduated from Lehigh University with a B.A. in Government and received his J.D. from the University Of Baltimore School Of Law. Prior to becoming Register of Wills, Paul was an Assistant County Attorney in Carroll and Frederick Counties and he was Counsel to the Maryland State Unemployment Board of Appeals. He also was in private practice for a period of time. In between Lehigh and UB he worked as a sales representative for Hall's Motors.

Over the years, Paul has been involved with the Carroll County Arts Council (past President and Board member), Carroll Players (past President and Board member), the Carroll County Chapter of the American Cancer Society and Carroll Hospice, through Camp TR. He is the Director and co-founder of FoolProof Improvisational Theatre, an acting troupe comprised of high school students from throughout Carroll County, performing scenes dealing with drug abuse and other societal issues, before schools and rehabilitation centers.

Paul Zimmermann is the 17th Register of Wills for Carroll County. John Baumgartner was the very first Register, taking office on April 10, 1837. Joseph M. Parke served two separate terms, from 1853 to 1865, and from 1867 to 1873. Reese Starner served the longest, from 1966 until 1995.
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