Does my Executor need to be local? March 23, 2022 John A. Cocklereece, Jr. Travis Woolen Estate Planning Blog Not necessarily. However, it may become more difficult for your Executor to handle the day-to-day matters of the estate if he or she is not local. This is particularly true if your Executor doesn’t have access to a local bank or attention is needed for other issues arising far away from the Executor. Logistically, correspondence with the local court and other institutions may be more difficult. Also, the Executor may be required to make a personal appearance at a court hearing.