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Probate Court Fees


The fees charged by the Probate Court are statutory fees.

Decedent Estates

 

Demand for Notice  
  No estate pending
$150.00
  Estate pending
$  20.00
Decedents estate less than $15,000 $  25.00
Petition to determine heirs  
  No estate pending
$150.00
  Estate pending
$  20.00
Petition/Application for probate and/or  
appointment personal representative  
  Commencement of an estate
$150.00
  Filed after estate is opened
$  20.00
Petition to open a closed file $150.00
Account with assets more than $15.00 $  20.00
Petition for allowance of an account filed  
separately from the account $  20.00
Petition for attorney fees filed separately  
from the account $  20.00
Statement and proof of claim $  20.00

 

Inventory Fees - Inventory Fee Calculator

 

 
  Estate value less than $1,000.00
$    5.00 - $ 10.00
  Estate value $ 1000.00 to 2,999.99
$  25.00
  Estate value $ 3000.00 to $9,999.99
$  25.00 - $ 68.75
  Estate value $ 10,000.00 to $24,999.99
$  68.75 - $ 143.75
  Estate value $25,000.00 to $49,999.99
$143.75 - $ 237.50
  Estate value $50,000.00 to $99,999.99
$237.50 - $ 362.50
  Estate value $100,000.00 to $500,000.00
$362.50 - $ 862.50
  Estate value $500,000.01 to $1,000,000.00
$862.50 - $1,175.00
  Estate value over $1,000,000.00
$1,175.00 and above
Filing of letter of foreign personal representative $  20.00
Any other paper, no matter how titled which requests  
relief or requires a hearing or ruling of the court $  20.00

 

Trusts

Mental Health

 

Motions and subsequent petitions involving an  
estate derived in whole or in part from nonpublic sources $  20.00
Summons and Complaint $150.00
Motions $  20.00
Petition to open safe deposit box $  10.00
Will for safekeeping $  25.00
Performing a marriage $  10.00
Secret marriage license $    3.00
Petition to establish death of victim of accident or disaster $150.00
Demand for jury trial  $  30.00
Motions $  20.00
Objections $  20.00
Petition for instruction $  20.00
Petition to withdraw a petition requiring a hearing $  20.00
Petition to withdraw as attorney requiring a hearing $  20.00
Appeal from probate court to circuit court or court of appeals $  25.00
Petition and order $  20.00
Issuance of a commission to take testimony $    7.00
Petition for appointment of a guardian ad litem  $  20.00
Petition to allow fees of guardian ad litem $  20.00
Petition for settlement of personal injury claim $  20.00
Writ of garnishment, attachment or execution  $  15.00
Petition for temporary restraining order $  20.00
 

 

Other Fees

 

Petition to open safe deposit box $  10.00
Will for safekeeping $  25.00
Performing a marriage $  10.00
Secret marriage license $    3.00
Petition to establish death of victim of accident or disaster $150.00
Demand for jury trial  $  30.00
Motions $  20.00
Objections $  20.00
Petition for instruction $  20.00
Petition to withdraw a petition requiring a hearing $  20.00
Petition to withdraw as attorney requiring a hearing $  20.00
Appeal from probate court to circuit court or court of appeals $  25.00
Petition and order $  20.00
Issuance of a commission to take testimony $    7.00
Petition for appointment of a guardian ad litem  $  20.00
Petition to allow fees of guardian ad litem $  20.00
Petition for settlement of personal injury claim $  20.00
Writ of garnishment, attachment or execution  $  15.00
Petition for temporary restraining order $  20.00
 

Copy and Service Fees

 

Certified copy of letters of authority  
     First page
$  11.00
     Each subsequent page
$    1.00
Certified copy of order to use funds, adult ward $ 11.00
Certified copy of deposition $    0.03 per folio
Taking, certifying, sealing and forwarding deposition  
to appellate court  $  5.00 plus $0.10 per folio
All other certified copies  
     First page
$  11.00
     Each subsequent page
$    1.00
File copies $    1.00 ea.

  

Civil Cases

 

Summons and Complaint Motions $150.00
Initiating a proceeding involving a testamentary trust
     Separate from a decedents estate
$150.00

Petition for full or limited guardianship

Request for notice of guardianship orders
      No proceeding pending                            $150.00
      Proceeding pending                                 $  20.00 
 
Petition for full or limited guardianship
      No temporary guardianship requested       $150.00
      Temporary guardianship requested           $150.00
Any other paper, no matter how titled which requests relief or requires a hearing or ruling of the court  filed by a party other than the ward                                                      $  20.00
Request for notice of orders in protective proceedings

Guardianships under EPIC

 

Request for notice of guardianship orders $150.00
  Proceeding pending                                   $ 20.00
 

Conservator Cases

 

Request for notice of orders in protective proceedings  
  No proceeding pending 
$150.00
  No temporary conservator requested
$150.00
  Temporary conservator requested 
$150.00
Account with assets over $20.00 $  20.00
Petition for allowance of account
filed separate from the account $  20.00
Petition for attorney fees filed separate from the account $  20.00
Statement and proof of claim $  20.00
Petition for settlement of personal injury claim $  20.00
Any other paper, no matter how titled which requests
relief or requires a hearing or ruling of the court
filed by a party other than the ward $  20.00