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Schedule of Fees

ALL CASES FILED IN THE PROBATE COURT REQUIRE A DEPOSIT FOR COSTS AS FOLLOWS: (Updated 12/5/05)

Estates

  • $175.00 Full Administration with or without a will
  • $85.00 Release from Administration with or without a will
  • $60.00 Summary Release from Administration
  • $50.00 Short Form Release with a will
  • $35.00 Short Form Release without a will
  • $30.00 Probate of Will only
  • $10.00 Authenticated Copies (+$1.00) per page
  • $1.00 Per page of Ohio Estate Tax Return (Including Form 5 & 22)
  • $10.00 Application & Entry to Suspend Will (Forms 2.A & 2.B)
  • $2.00 Notice of Administrator of Estate Recovery Program (Form 7.0)
  • $2.00 Waiver of Service to Surviving Spouse of the Citation to Elect (Form 8.6)

Guardianships

  • $125.00 Guardianship of Minors and Incompetents
  • $125.00 Conservatorships

Trusts

  • $50.00 Testamentary Trusts

Adoptions

  • $125.00 Agency, Step-parent, or Independent

Civil Actions

  • $50.00 All Complaints: Will Contests, Will Constructions, Declaratory
  • $50.00 Judgments, Determination of Heirship, Land Sale Proceedings, etc.
  • $100.00 If any of the above require publication or extra costs are anticipated

Miscellaneous Costs

  • $60.00 Change of Name (Deposit)
  • $10.00 Delayed Registration of Birth
  • $7.00 Birth Correction (+ $1.00 for each certified copy needed)
  • $20.00 Minor’s Settlement (+ $1.00 per page)
  • $1.00 Certified Copies
  • $15.00 Certified Copy of Birth & Death record prior to 1908
  • $2.00 Certified copy of marriage record (Includes Application & Certificate)
  • $43.00 Marriage License

Deposits should be maintained until each case is closed. Unused costs will be refunded when the case is closed. No case will be closed until all costs are paid.