Costs

Effective March 2, 2015 the Probate Court will increase the Dispute Resolution Fund fee from $10.00 to $15.00 in all actions and proceedings before the court. Also effective March 2, 2015 the Probate Court will implement a Special Projects Fund whereby a fee of $15.00 dollars will be collected on all actions and proceedings within the jurisdiction of the court and a fee of $5.00 will be collected for all marriage certificates. The schedule below reflects the costs prior to and effective on that date.

Payment must be made by cash, certified check, cashier's check, money order or attorney's check. Personal checks, credit and/or debit cards are NOT accepted by the Court.

Please make checks payable to: The Franklin County Probate Court.

The following cost information covers basic costs only. Additional filings have additional costs. For additional cost information, please contact the appropriate Department.

 
  Cost Prior to March 2, 2015 Cost Effective March 2, 2015
 

Adoption

For adoption costs please call (614) 525-3840    
 

Birth Record

correction of - $58.00 $78.00
registration of - $60.00 $80.00

Civil Action

creditor's claim deposit - $75.00 $100.00
land sale deposit - $175.00 $175.00
all other actions deposit - $150.00 $150.00

Conservatorship

application - $179.00 $199.00

Disinterment

one time cost - $53.00 $73.00

Estate

full administration required deposit - *$125.00 *$125.00
ancillary administration deposit - $125.00 $125.00
*RECOMMENDED DEPOSIT - $225.00 $250.00
release from administration - $93.00 - $103.00 $113.00 - $123.00
summary administration - $93.00 $113.00
wrongful death deposit - $125.00 $145.00
probate only- **$63.00 **$83.00
**with real estate & tax - $71.00 $91.00
tax only - ***$49.00 ***$69.00
will for record only - $53.00 $73.00
will for record only with taxes - ***$54.00 ***$74.00
real estate transfer only - $55.00 $75.00
real estate transfer & tax - ***$56.00 ***$76.00
foreign record - ****$58.00 ****$78.00
inventory safe deposit box - $16.00 - $36.00 $16.00 - $36.00
***Plus $1.00 per page if over 4 pgs
****Plus $1.00 per page
   

Guardianship

adult guardianship application - $179.00 $199.00
minor guardianship application - $104.00 $124.00
Hearing fee - *$40.00 - $55.00 *$40.00 - $55.00
*additional costs may apply -    
BCI & I Background Check - $22.00 $22.00
Dispense with - $104.00 $124.00

Marriage License

application - $50.00 $65.00
certifitied abstract -   Information

Minor's Settlement

application and settlement - $63.00 $83.00

Name Change

application - *$108.00 *$128.00
*ADDITIONAL COSTS APPLY FOR PUBLICATION    

Records Requests

compact disc - $1.00 $1.00
(can contain multiple cases of imaged records)    
non-imaged records - $0.05 $0.05

Testamentary Trust

application - $93.00 $113.00
$1.00 each for additional letters
additional costs may apply
   
accepting jurisdiction - $53.00 $73.00

Will for Safe Keeping

one time cost -   $5.00