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Probate, Guardianship and Trust Fees

Most fees may be paid by check, money order, or credit card. A 3.5% nonrefundable fee is charged by the financial service provider for each credit card transaction. If using a credit card, a photo I.D. which matches the name of the credit card holder must be presented at the time of the transaction. Payment should be made payable to Gary J. Cooney, Clerk of Court & Comptroller. In some cases, a credit card payment is not accepted.

Item Fee Amount
For the opening of any estate of one document or more, but not to include issuance of letters or orders of summary administration $231.00
Petitions to admit foreign wills, authenticated or exemplified copies or transcripts of record $231.00
Caveat or Notice of Trust $41.00
Disposition of personal property without administration $231.00
Disposition of personal property - with administration
  1. Summary Administration-less than $1000
  2. Summary Administration-$1000 or more
  3. Formal

V.A. Guardianship $235.00
Guardianship of Person Only $235.00
Guardianship of Person and Property $400.00
Guardianship of a Minor - Person Only $235.00
Guardianship of a Minor - Person and Property $400.00
Filing verified inventory:
  1. Clerk's Fee

Filing Annual Accounting:
  1. Estate Value:
    • $25,000 or less
    • $25,001 - $100,000
    • $100,001 - $500,000
    • More than $500,000

Petition for determination of incompetence $231.00
Trusts $400.00
Issuing each summons $10.00
Reopen Fee $50.00
From each attorney appearing Pro Hac Vice $100.00