Court Records

Orphans' Court Fees

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ACCOUNTS

For filing, advertising, adjudication and recording accounts of trustees, guardians of minors and guardians of imcompetents, graduated according to the total principal and income contained therein

Less than $5,000 $50.00
$5,001 to $10,000 $70.00
$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

APPEALS

Petition and citation $40.00
Pennsylvania Appellate Courts $80.00

(An additional $85.50 fee is charged by the Pennsylvania Appellate Courts and is collected by the Department of Court Records) 

NEW CASE FILINGS

 

FEE

 

Antenuptial Agreements

$95.50

 

Adoptions

 

 - Petition (Orphans’ Court)

$275.50

 - Petition (Foreign)

$175.50

Filing and recording

$15.00

Cemetery Trust Recording

$167.50

Guardianship (Minors or Incompetents)

$155.50

Power of Attorney

$155.50

Trust

$155.50

Petition for Small Estate

$125.50

SECONDARY FILINGS

 

FEE

 

Assignment

$20.00

Bond

$10.00

Claims (If there is case number)

 

 - Filing

$20.00

 - Satisfaction or withdrawal

$10.00

Claims (If no case number)

 

 - Filing

$101.50

Disclaimers (If there is case number)

$20.00

Disclaimers (If no case number)

$101.50

Election to Take under or Against Will

 

 - Filing

 $20.00

 - Withdrawal

$10.00

Election to have correctness of Inheritance Tax Determined at Audit

$20.00

Exceptions or Objections

$20.00

Family Settlement Agreement

$75.00

Financial Statement of Fiduciaries

$20.00

First Filing by party other than Party who obtained case number (including Answer, Entry of Appearance, Preliminary Objections)

$35.00

Petitions

$35.00

Petition or Motion for Continuance

$20.00

Praecipe for Judgment

$35.00

Power of Attorney Revocation/Discontinuance

$10.00

Receipt and Release

$5.00

Renunciation of Power of Appointment

$10.00

MISCELLANEOUS

 

FEE

 

Affidavit or Oath

$5.00

Certification

$10.00

List of Liens

$10.00

Notary Public signature certification

$15.00

PA Inheritance Tax Return (original)

$10.00

Subpoena

$5.00

For the first $1,000.00 - the handling of money paid into court

3¢ per dollar

For money paid into court above $1,000.00

1¢ per dollar

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

MARRIAGE LICENSE

 

FEE

 

Application and license (including state tax)

$80.00

Amending record by petition

$20.00

Certified copy of marriage record (triple seal)

$10.00

Guardian appointment

$5.00

Name search, per name (1 copy included, if record located)

$10.00

Petitions (consent under age 16, waiver, etc.)

$30.00

Petitions, if filed by active duty military

$10.00

Recording certificate of divorce

$5.00

Special marriage return

$5.00

 

PASSPORTS

ROUTINE SERVICE:  6-7 WEEKS 
Adult:

$110.00 - Payable to U.S. Department of State
$25.00 - Payable to "Allegheny County Department of Court Records"

Minor:

$80.00 - Payable to U.S. Department of State
$25.00 - Payable to "Allegheny County Department of Court Records"

 
EXPEDITED SERVICE:  3 WEEKS 
Adult:

$184.85- Payable to U.S. Department of State
$25.00 - Payable to "Allegheny County Department of Court Records"

Minor:

$154.85- Payable to U.S. Department of State
$25.00 - Payable to "Allegheny County Department of Court Records"

 
This office provides passport photos for an additional fee of $10.00 payable by check or money order to "John K. Weinstein, Allegheny County Treasurer"

 

PASSPORT CARDS

ROUTINE SERVICE:  6-7 WEEKS 
Adult

$30.00 - Payable to U.S. Department of State
$25.00 - Payable to "Allegheny County Department of Court Records"

Minor

$15.00 - Payable to U.S. Department of State
$25.00 - Payable to "Allegheny County Department of Court Records"

 
EXPEDITED SERVICE:  3 WEEKS 
Adult

$104.85 - Payable to U.S. Department of State
$25.00 - Payable to "Allegheny County Department of Court Records"

Minor

$89.85 - Payable to U.S. Department of State
$25.00 - Payable to "Allegheny County Department of Court Records"


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.