AUGUSTA — Maine’s longest-serving probate judge has decided it’s time to retire at age 92.

Gov. Paul LePage on Wednesday accepted Penobscot County Probate Judge Allan Woodcock Jr.’s resignation, which goes into effect at month’s end.

Woodcock told the Bangor Daily News that he chose Jan. 1 because it marks 50 years of service as a judge.

He was most recently elected to a four-year term in 2010. LePage will select a replacement from a list of recommendations made by the Penobscot County Republican Committee.