PROBATE COST DEPOSIT SCHEDULE

These fees are considered initial deposits.  Actual costs are accrued throughout proceedings and additional deposits may be required.  Cash, Checks and most Credit Cards (subject to a convenience fee) are acceptable forms of payment.  ATM -  For the convenience of the public, there is an ATM operated by First Commonwealth Bank located in the ground floor vending room of the Hayes Building. 

ADOPTIONS

Adult $126.50                        
Includes $21.50 for birth certificate, if applicable

Full/Pre-placement* $1,493.00    
Includes $21.50 for birth certificate, if applicable

Step-Parent* $516.00
Includes $21.50 for birth certificate, if applicable

* For the above cases, if more than one (1) child is involved, an additional $175.00 per child will be charged.

Refinalization** $400.00
Includes $21.50 for birth certificate, if applicable

**For the above case, if more than one (1) child is involved, an additional $75.00 per child will be charged.

Public Agency $195.00
(DCJFS Only) Includes $21.50 for birth certificate for one child, additional children $21.50 each

Private Agency $400.00
(JFS outside of Delaware County and other private agencies) Includes $21.50 for birth certificate for one child, additional children $21.50 each

BIRTH RECORDS

Correction of (all types) $87.00

Registration of $87.00

CIVIL COMPLAINTS/WILL CONTESTS $160.00

CONSERVATORSHIP $102.00

DISINTERMENT $65.00
Plus proof of Notice ($1.00 per page)

ESTATES/Wrongful Death Cases $200.00

(With Will or without Will)

Special Administrator $90.00

GUARDIANSHIPS

Adult Person and/or Estate $225.00

Minor Person, or Person and Estate $225.00

Minor Estate Only (No Investigation) $125.00

Dispensing with Guardianship $70.00

Emergency $83.00

Power of Attorney -Nominating Guardian of Minor Child (Deposit for Safekeeping) $15.00

Nomination of Guardian for Incompetent (Deposit for Safekeeping) $15.00

MARRIAGE LICENSES $41.00

MENTAL COMMITMENT $55.00
Plus possible sheriff fees

MINOR’S CLAIM/SETTLEMENT  $70.00

NAME CHANGE $104.00    
Plus advertising to be paid directly to the Delaware Gazette

PATERNITY  DECLARATION (ADULT) $65.00

RELEASES

Application for Summary Release $88.00

Release with Will filed for Record Only $93.00

Release with Probate of Will $108.00

Application to Release Estate from Administration $88.00
There may be additional charges for Auto Title Transfers or Certificates of Transfer

Short Form Release from Administration $35.00

REAL ESTATE TRANSFER ONLY

This deposit covers one (1) parcel only $68.00

STRUCTURED SETTLEMENT TRANSFERS $100.00

TAXES (ESTATE TAX)

      Tax filing only $58.00

TRUSTS/Special Needs Trusts $120.00

WILLS

Will for Record Only (New Case) $58.00

Will for Record Only with Taxes $63.00    

File Will for Safekeeping $35.00   

FOREIGN RECORDS ADMINISTRATION/
ANCILLARY ADMINISTRATION $200.00

MISCELLANEOUS COSTS AND FEES
Account Filing $17.00
Affidavits/Certificates $5.00
Applications $5.00

Application for Certificate of Transfer $5.00
Certificate of Termination $10.00
Certificate of Transfer - each $5.00
Creditor’s Claims $10.00
Copies (per page) $0.05
Certified Copies (per page) $1.05
Certified Copy of Marriage Record $2.00
Copy of the Local Rules $5.00

Custodian (Successor) UTMA, Application $58.00
Declaratory Judgment Petition filed in open estate case $20.00
Designation of Heir, Application $20.00
Election of Surviving Spouse $5.00
Insolvency $20.00
Inventory Estate $17.00
Affidavits/Certificate $5.00
Guardianship $17.00
Affidavits/Certificate $5.00
Exceptions $10.00

Motions $5.00
Proof of Service $1.00
Filing of Claim $10.00
Release of Claim $5.00
Re-Appointment of Executor/Administrator $10.00
Reports $5.00

Safe Deposit Box Entry $25.00
Tax Forms $5.00
 Verifications - Custodial (Initial or Annual) $5.00
Waivers/Consents per sheet of paper $1.00