Margaret Phipps

Margaret H. Phipps, Register of Wills

CCDCC Margaret PhippsMargaret Phipps has been serving Calvert County citizens for 40 years as Register of Wills. She has the experience, legal knowledge, technical expertise and leadership ability to provide the service citizens of Calvert County deserve. Although the Register cannot set policy nor give legal advice, they must know the law. She is constantly involved, even at the state level, and stays abreast of current laws and changes to better serve the people and work with attorneys. As an advocate of technology, she has served as chair of the automation committee for the Maryland Registers of Wills Association since 1992, moving all the Registers from typewriters to a highly technical program. This program has received national honors.


Margaret grew up in the funeral business where she quickly learned to understand how death can affect people and to have a deep compassion for them. She finds it heartwarming to know that she has been able to help so many people during one of the most traumatic times in their lives, the loss of a loved one.


Over the years, Margaret has been a dedicated civil servant and a tireless agent of community service. Her door is always open to assist and guide you.