Probate/Estate Fees & Costs

Initial Filing Fees

All fees are subject to legislative changes.
Filing Type
Cost
Caveat
$41
Disposition of personal property without administration, small estate
231
Formal administration
$400
Miscellaneous one-document filing
$231
Notice of trust
$41
Petition for curatorship/conservatorship
$400
Petition to enter rooms and places
$231
Petition to admit foreign will, authenticated copies, exemplified copies, or transcript to record
$231
Petition to approve settlement of minor's claim
$231
Petition to determine heirs if not formal administration (not to include the issuance of letters or Order of Summary Administration)
$231
Petition to open safe/deposit box
$231
Summary administration—estates valued at less than $1,000
$235
Summary administration—estates valued at $1,000 or more
$345
Trust administration
$400

Other Fees

All fees are subject to legislative changes.
Fee Type
Cost
Attorney Pro Hac Vice
$100
Certifying copy of any instrument in Public Records (per document)
$2
Counter-/cross-/third-party complaint/petition
$395
Oath (administering, attesting, and sealing not otherwise provided for)
$3.50
Photocopies of instruments more than 14 inches-by-8.5 inches (per page)
$5
Photocopies of instruments not more than 14 inches-by-8.5 inches (per page)
$1
Registry of Court (placing funds into the registry) – First $500
3%
Registry of Court (placing funds into the registry) – Each subsequent $100
1.5%
Reopen Fee
$50
Sealing any court file or expungement of record
$42
Subpoena Issuance (sign and seal only), per subpoena
$2
Subpoena Preparation and Issuance (prepare, sign, and seal), per subpoena
$7
Summons Issuance (sign and seal only), per summons
$10
Summons Preparation and Issuance (prepare, sign, and seal), per summons
$17

Payments Options:

Acceptable forms of payment for fees and costs are:

  • Bank check
  • Cash
  • Credit/Debit Card - All debit/credit transactions will incur a 3.5% transaction fee charged by MyFloridaCounty.
    • American Express
    • Discover
    • MasterCard
    • Visa
  • In-state business check
  • Money order
  • Personal in-state check with proper identification

All payments for fees and costs must be remitted in U.S. currency. Do not send cash through the mail.

Payments by check or money order:

Payments submitted by check or money order must be made payable to:
Nikki Alvarez-Sowles, Clerk & Comptroller