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Probate Fees

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ADMINISTRATION AND PROBATE

Letters of Administration, Administration c.t.a. and Testamentary for granting of letters of administration; for probate and recording will and granting of letters c.t.a.; and for probating and recording will and granting letters testamentary (including tax due Commonwealth but excluding advertising), for estates graduated according to the gross value thereof, real and personal:

Less than $5,000

$143.50

$5,001 to $10,000

$153.50

$10,001 to $20,000

$163.50

$20,001 to $30,000

$173.50

$30,001 to $40,000

$183.50

$40,001 to $50,000

$193.50

$50,001 to $75,000

$243.50

$75,001 to $100,000

$293.50

$100,001 to $200,000

$343.50

$200,001 to $400,000

$393.50

Each additional $100,000 or fraction thereof:

$150.00

Letters of Administration Fee includes a $10.00 fee for Inheritance Tax Filing.  When the value of an estate is underestimated in the petition for letters, additional costs will be collected when inventory is filed.

PROBATE OF WILL WITHOUT LETTERS

Probate of Will without Letters

$62.00

Administering oath or taking of witnesses' testimony outside the Wills/Orphans' Court Division:

$55.00

 

AFFIDAVIT OR OATH
 

Filing or administering:

$5.00

 

APPEALS TO THE ORPHANS' COURT
 

Filing Notice

$40.00

 

ACCOUNTS

For filing, advertising, adjudication and recording of accounts of executors and administrators, graduated according to the principal and income contained therein: 

Less than $5,000

$60.00

$5,001 to $10,000

$80.00

$10,001 to $20,000

$100.00

$20,001 to $30,000

$110.00

$30,001 to $40,000

$120.00

$40,001 to $50,000

$150.00

$50,001 to $100,000

$170.00

$100,001 to $200,000

$250.00

$200,001 to $500,000

$500.00

$500,001 to $1,000,000

$650.00

Each additional $1,000,000 or fraction thereof:

$325.00

 

ACCEPTANCE
 

Testamentary guardian or trustee:

$5.00

 

BOND
 

Filing any bond:

$10.00

 

CAVEAT
 

For filing:

$50.00

 

CERTIFICATE AND SEAL (Short)
 

Guardian certificate
Testamentary trust

$10.00

 

CERTIFICATIONS AND EXEMPLIFICATIONS
 

Filing and recording certified or exemplified copy of any record or instrument

$55.00

 

ISSUING CERTIFIED OR EXEMPLIFIED COPY OF ANY INSTRUMENT OR RECORD, INCLUDING SEAL OF COURT
 

Letters of Administration:

$25.00

Letters testamentary or Administration c.t.a. :

$25.00

Additional seal:

$3.00

 

CERTIFICATIONS OF PAYMENT OF INHERITANCE TAX (OUT-OF COUNTY REAL ESTATE)
 

 

$10.00

 

FIRST FILINGS
 

First filing (including Answer, Entry of Appearance, Preliminary Objections

$35.00

 

PETITIONS
 

 

$35.00

 

COMMISSION TO TAKE TESTIMONY OF INTERROGATORIES
 

Executing those received:

$25.00

Preparing those transmitted:

$25.00

 

INVENTORY
 

Filing

$20.00

ADDITIONAL COST INVENTORY 

Less than $5,000

$50.00

$5,001 to $10,000

$60.00

$10,001 to $20,000

$70.00

$20,001 to $30,000

$80.00

$30,001 to $40,000

$90.00

$40,001 to $50,000

$100.00

$50,001 to $75,000

$150.00

$75,001 to $100,000

$200.00

$100,001 to $200,000

$250.00

$200,001 to $400,000

$300.00



RELEASE OF LEGACY
 

Per name:

$10.00

 

RENUNCIATION
 

Filing, per renunciation:

$10.00

 

MISCELLANEOUS FEES
 

Affidavits:

$5.00

Proof of service (not included with petition and citation):

$3.00

Subpoenas

$5.00

File retrieval from non-County owned facility, payable at time of order     Current Rate

 

Please Note: 

  • There will be a $30.00 charge for NSF checks. NO PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
  • There will be no refund for overpayments of $10.00 or less.  Refunds will be made for all amounts over $10.00.
  • In cases not specifically provided for, the Director of the Department of Court Records shall make the same charge as that imposed for services of a substantially similar nature.