Fee Schedule

Size Of The Regular Estate

Filing Fee

Property valuation less than $5,000.00 $25.00
$5,000.00 but less than $20,000.00 $45.00
$20,000.00 but less than $60,000.00 $67.50
$60,000.00 but less than $ 100,000.00 $95.00
$100,000.00 but less than $600,000.00 $95.00 plus .0015 inexcess of $100,000.00
$600,000.00 and above $845.00 on the 1st$600,000.00 plus .0025in excess of $600,000.00

Small Estate Affidavit or Affidavit for Collection of Personal Property

  Filing Fee
Property valuation less than $100.00 $12.50
$100.00 but less than $5,000.00 $25.00
$5,000.00 but less than $ 20,000.00 $45.00
$20,000.00 but less than $25,000.00 $67.50 

Possible Additional Fees

Copies per page $0.25
Fax fee $5.00
Search Fee $7.00
Filing Demand for Notice $5.00
Issuing Certified Copies $5.00
Filing Conservatorship Accounting $10.00
Filing of Will only $10.00
Certifying Appeal Record $10.00
Issuing Exemplified/Authenticated $20.00
Recording Authenticated or Certified Copies $20.00
Reopening Closed Estates $22.50
Any Summons and Complaint or Petition $150.00
Summons and Petition to Sell Real Estate $150.00
Summons and Petition for Allowance of Claim $150.00
Summons and Petition for Approval of Minor Settlement $150.00
Summons and Petition for Approval of Wrongful Death/Survival $150.00
Summons and Petition for Guardianship $150.00
Summons and Petition for Conservatorship $150.00
Summons and Petition to Determine Heirs $150.00

In addition, there is a $50.00 advertising fee for publication of the Notice to Creditors as required by law, payable to The Lancaster News.  The Court takes the Notice and the check to the newspaper. 

Please note that we charge twenty-five cents per page to re-issue additional blank forms after the initial ones are given to you at your appointment.