A Probate Fee is charged for the administrative processing of the estate. This fee is based on the total gross estate, as stated in the tables below. There may also be charges for additional services including, but not limited to, the following: extra Letters of Administration; plain, certified or exemplified copies; entering claims; entering caveat papers; and certified mail fees for notices.
Effective October 1, 2022, below please find the updated fee schedule for the Registers of Wills. The probate fees apply to estates opened on or after October 1, 2022. For estates prior to October 1, 2022, please click HERE for the appropriate probate fee.
No fees are due on Small Estates even if valued between $50,000 and $100,000 with a spouse as a sole heir or legatee.
Probate Fee for Estates Opened October 1, 2022 and After
|IF THE VALUE OF THE PROBATE ESTATE IS AT LEAST||BUT IS LESS THAN||THE FEE IS|
|$10,000,000||---------------||$10,000 plus .02% of excess over $10,000,000|
|Filing a Will for Safekeeping||$5.00||See 'Wills' section of FAQ|
|Plain Copies||$0.50 per page|
|Certified Copies||$0.50 per page plus $2.00||Only needed for official use|
|Exemplified Copies||$0.50 per page plus $6.00||Only needed for out-of-state official use|
|Letters of Administration||$1.00||Only issued to PR and Attorney|
|Caveat, Controversial Fees, Exceptions||$20.00||Call the office for additional Court fees|
|Copy of Court Hearing||$25.00||Call the office for additional information|
|Ancillary (Foreign) Proceedings||1% of the value of the gross estate||Only used when decedent resided out-of-state|
|Declaration of Domestic Partnership||$25.00||For filing of a Declaration of Domestic Partnership (eff. 10/1/2023)|
|Additional Domestic Partnership Certificates||$2.00 per certificate||Only issued to partners, per seal cost to affix on certificates (eff. 10/1/2023)|