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Probate Court Fees

The fees charged by the Genesee County Probate Court are statutory fees.


Deceased Estate - Formal or Informal

 

Demand for Notice – No estate pending

$175.00

Estate pending

$  20.00

Decedents Estate - less than $22,000 (Petition and Order for Assignment)

$  25.00

Petition to Determine Heirs – No estate pending

$175.00

Estate pending

$  20.00

 
Petition/Application for Probate and/or Appointment of Personal Representative

 

Commencement of an estate

$175.00

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

 

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

Motions/Petitions involving an estate derived in whole or in part from nonpublic sources

 $175.00

Summons and Complaint

$175.00

Motions

$  20.00

Petition to Open Safe Deposit Box

$  21.00

Will for Safekeeping           

$  25.00

Performing a Marriage

$  10.00

Petition to establish death of victim of accident or disaster

$175.00

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 to allow fees of guardian ad litem

$  20.00

Petition for settlement of personal injury claim

$  20.00

Writ of Garnishment 

$  15.00

Petition for Temporary Restraining Order

$  20.00


Copy and Service Fees

 

Certified copy of Letters of Authority

$  11.00

Certified copy of Order to Use Funds, adult ward

$  11.00

File Copies                                                                                                         

$1 per page

Forms                                                                                                                         

.50¢ each


Civil Cases

 

Summons and Complaint

$175.00

Initiating a Proceeding Involving a Testamentary Trust

Separate from a Deceased Estate

$175.00


Petition for Full or Limited Guardianship of Minor or Adult

 

No proceeding pending 

$175.00

Proceeding pending

$  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


Petition for Conservatorship of Minor or Adult

 

No proceeding pending 

$175.00

Proceeding Pending

$  20.00

Account of Fiduciary

$  20.00

Petition for allowance of account

$  20.00

Petition for attorney fees filed separate from the account

$  20.00

Petition for settlement of personal injury claim

$  20.00

Any other paper, no matter how titled which requests which relief or requires a hearing or ruling of the court filed by a party other than the ward

 

$  20.00