Guardianship Fees & Costs

All fees are subject to legislative changes.
Filing Type
Cost
Guardianship – Veterans Administration
$235
Guardianship of Person Only
$235
Guardianship of Person/Property Ancillary
$400
Guardianship of Property Only
$400
Miscellaneous One Document Filing
$231
Petition for Conservatorship/Curatorship
$400
Petition for Determination of Incapacity
$231
Petition for Foreign Guardian to Manage Property if Not Formal Administration
$231
Petition to Approve Settlement of Minor's Claim
$231
Petition to Determine Heirs; Foreign Guardian to Manage Property
$231
Petition to Enter Rooms and Places
$231
Petition to Manage Property of Nonresident Ward
$231
Petition to Open Safe-Deposit Box
$231
All fees are subject to legislative changes.
Fee Type
Cost
Audit Fee of Annual/ Final Financial Return – $25,000 or less
$20
Audit Fee of Annual/ Final Financial Return – More than $25,000 up to including $100,000
$85
Audit Fee of Annual/ Final Financial Return –  More than $100,001 up to and including $500,000
$170
Audit Fee of Annual/ Final Financial Return – Excess of $500,000
$250
Audit of Verified Inventory - Value of ward's property exceeds $25,000
$85
Bond Approval
$8.50
Counter/Cross/3rd Party Complaint/Petition
$395
Maintenance – Professional Guardian Fee
$7.50
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
Reopen Fee
$50
Registry of Court – Receiving Money into Registry, First $500
3%
Registry of Court – Each Subsequent $100
1.5%
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