CARBON COUNTY

REGISTER OF WILLS AND CLERK OF ORPHANS' COURT

ORPHANS’ COURT FEE SCHEDULE

EFFECTIVE AUGUST 8TH, 2014     

ACCOUNTS

FILING, RECORDING, AND SETTING UP PRINTED COPIES OF ADVERTISEMENT OF ACCOUNTS OF TRUSTEES AND GUARDIANS, INCLUDING CERTIFICATE OF THE CLERK IN ESTATES AS FOLLOWS:

 

 

ACCOUNTS FOR AUDIT AND CONFIRMATION:

(FORMAL ACCOUNTING)

 

 

 

 

ACCOUNT AND SCHEDULE OF PROPOSED DISTRIBUTION

$85.00

 

FIRST PAGE

 

 

$3.00

 

EACH ADDITIONAL PAGE (NOT COUNTING EXHIBITS)

 

EACH EXHIBIT (THIS IS A CHARGE PER DOCUMENT, THE ORIGINAL OF WHICH IS NOT ALREADY FILED OF RECORD)

$2.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBJECTIONS TO ACCOUNT

$50.00

 

 

 

ESCROW FOR AUDITOR FEES

(ONLY WHEN OBJECTIONS FILED)

$350.00

 

(SEPARATE CHECK)

 

 

 

 

 

ACCOUNTS FOR FILING

$30.00

 

FIRST PAGE

 

 

$3.00

 

EACH ADDITIONAL PAGE

ADDITIONAL A/K/A AFTER FILE OPENED

$20.00

 

 

 

(WITH NEW GRANT OF LETTERS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADJUDICATIONS*

 

 

 

 

ADJUDICATION AND DECREE

$20.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADOPTIONS/TERMINATIONS

 

 

 

 

ADOPTION PETITION

$45.00

 

TOTAL FEE - $85.50

*IF NO TERMINATION - ADD $15.00 DP PLUS $3.00/PAGE FOR CONSENT

 

          PLUS THE JCP FEE

$35.50

 

 

 

          PLUS AUTOMATION FEE

$5.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADOPTION CERTIFICATE

$5.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PETITION AND PROPOSED ORDER,

RE: INVOLUNTARY TERMINATION

$25.00

 

 

 

          PLUS DATA PROC FEE

$15.00

 

 

 

          PLUS AUTOMATION FEE

$5.00

 

TOTAL FEE $80.50

 

JCP FEE

35.50

 

 

 

PETITION AND PROPOSED ORDER,

RE: VOLUNTARY RELINQUISHMENT

$25.00

 

 

 

          PLUS DATA PROC FEE

$15.00

 

 

 

          PLUS AUTOMATION FEE

$5.00

 

TOTAL FEE $80.50

 

JCP FEE

35.50

 

 

 

PETITION AND PROPOSED ORDER,

RE: CONFIRMATION OF CONSENT TO ADOPTION

$25.00

 

 

 

          PLUS DATA PROC FEE

$15.00

 

 

          PLUS AUTOMATION FEE

$5.00

 

TOTAL FEE $80.50

 

JCP FEE

35.50

 

 

 

REPORT OF INTENT TO ADOPT

$5.00

 

PER PAGE

 

COUNSELING FUND FEE, 23 PA.C.S.A. § 2505(E)

$75.00

 

(SEPARATE CHECK) (NOT CHARGED ON SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN)

 

REPORT OF INTERMEDIARY

$5.00

 

PER PAGE

 

 

 

 

 

FOREIGN ADOPTIONS

 

 

TOTAL FEE $80.50

 

PETITION TO REGISTER FOREIGN ADOPTION

$25.00

 

 

 

          PLUS THE JCP FEE

$35.50

 

 

 

          PLUS DATA PROC FEE

$15.00

 

 

 

          PLUS AUTOMATION FEE

$5.00

 

 

 

FINAL DECREE OF ADOPTION IF FOREIGN ADOPTION DETERMINED TO BE A FULL AND FINAL ADOPTION

$20.00

 

 

 

READOPTION IF FOREIGN ADOPTION DETERMINED NOT TO BE A FULL AND FINAL ADOPTION, SAME AS ADOPTION PETITION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AFFIDAVITS

$5.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALL OTHER EXTRA PAGES

$3.00

 

PER PAGE

 

 

 

 

 

ALLOWANCES FOR MINORS OR INCAPACITATED, PETITION AND ORDER

 

 

 

 

FIRST PAGE

$25.00

 

TOTAL FEE $45.00

 

          PLUS AUTOMATION FEE

$5.00

 

 

 

          PLUS DATA PROC. FEE

$15.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AMENDED PETITION

$10.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPEAL TO SUPERIOR OR SUPREME COURT (COUNTY FEE) (AN ADDITIONAL CHECK PAYABLE TO THE SUPERIOR OR SUPREME COURT MUST ALSO ACCOMPANY THE APPEAL)

$55.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUTOMATION FEE ( ON ALL FIRST FILINGS OF ANY ACTION OR LEGAL PROCEEDING)

$5.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIRTH CERTIFICATE (CERTIFIED COPY)

$7.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOND (PERSONAL OR SECURED)

$15.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CERTIFIED COPY OF ANY DOCUMENT NOT OTHERWISE SPECIFICALLY LISTED

 

 

 

 

FIRST PAGE

$10.00

 

 

 

EACH ADDITIONAL PAGE

$1.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLAIM

 

 

 

 

FILING AND INDEXING

$10.00

 

 

 

SATISFYING CLAIM IN DOCKET

$5.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTINUANCE

$15.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COPIES

 

 

 

 

PHOTOCOPIES

$0.25

 

PER PAGE

 

DOCKET PAGES

$0.25

 

PER PAGE

 

EXEMPLIFIED

$40.00

 

 

 

MICROFILM

ACTUAL COST

 

ESTIMATE ($0.75)

 

TELEFAX

ACTUAL COST

 

PER PAGE

 

 

 

 

 

DATA PROCESSING FEE, IF APPLICABLE

$15.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEATH CERTIFICATION

$7.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DISCLAIMER

$7.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EMANCIPATION FEES

 

 

 

 

 

PETITION

$15.00

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL PAGE

$3.00 PP

 

 

 

EXHIBITS

$2.00 PER  EXHIBIT

 

 

 

JCP FEE

$35.50

 

 

 

DATA PROC FEE

$15.00

 

 

 

AUTOMATION FEE

$5.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXEMPLIFIED COPY OF DOCUMENT
(FILING FROM ANOTHER COUNTY)

$40.00

 

 

 

          PLUS DATA PROC FEE

$15.00

 

 

 

          PLUS AUTOMATION FEE

$5.00

 

TOTAL FEE FOR EXEMPLICATION - $60.00

 

 

 

 

 

EXCEPTIONS TO ADJUDICATION

$10.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAMILY SETTLEMENT: (INFORMAL ACCOUNTING)

 

 

 

 

AGREEMENT AND ACCOUNT

$40.00

 

FIRST PAGE

 

EACH ADDITIONAL PAGE

$3.00

 

 

 

RECEIPT, RELEASE AND REFUNDING AGREEMENT (PER NAME)

$5.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH

$12.50

 

PER HALF HOUR

 

 

$20.00

 

PER HOUR

GENEALOGICAL COPIES

$0.25

 

PER PAGE FROM ORIGINALS

 

 

ACTUAL COST

 

PER PAGE FROM MICROFILM (ESTIMATE $ 0.75) (REQUIRES SSAE OR POSTAGE COSTS)

 

 

 

 

 

GUARDIANSHIPS

 

 

TOTAL GUARDIANSHIP OR INCAPACITATION FEE=$75.50

 

MINORS

$20.00

 

 

 

          PLUS DATA PROC

$15.00

 

 

          PLUS JCP FEE

$35.50

 

 

 

          PLUS AUTOMATION FEE

$5.00

 

 

 

INCAPACITATION

$20.00

 

 

 

          PLUS DATA PROC

$15.00

 

 

 

          PLUS JCP FEE

$35.50

 

 

 

          PLUS AUTOMATION FEE

$5.00

 

 

 

          EMERGENCY GUARDIANSHIP

15.00

$3.00/PAGE

 

 

GUARDIANSHIP CERTIFICATION

$5.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GUARDIANSHIP – PROOF OF DEPOSIT

$10.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INVENTORIES (INCLUDES  TRUSTEE INVENTORIES AND GUARDIAN PERIODIC STATUS REPORTS FOR MINOR’S/INCAPACITATED’S ESTATES)

$10.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JUDICIAL COMPUTER PROJECT (JCP) FEE

(STATE FEE), ASSESSED ON EACH FILING

$35.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARRIAGE LICENSES

$45.00

 

TOTAL = $50.00

 

          PLUS AUTOMATION FEE

$5.00

 

CASH OR MONEY ORDER (NO CHECKS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORM PETITIONS AND ORDERS IN CONNECTION WITH MARRIAGE LICENSE APPLICATIONS, E.G., WAIVER, APPOINTMENTS OF GUARDIANS FOR MINOR APPLICANTS

$5.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARRIAGE CERTIFICATION

$5.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NON-RESIDENT AFFIDAVIT FOR MARRIAGE LICENSE

$10.00

 

 

 

REQUEST & WAIVER OF 3 DAY

$25.00

 

 

 

WAITING PERIOD FOR ISSUANCE

 

 

 

 

OF MARRIAGE LICENSE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS FILINGS

$5.00

 

FIRST PAGE

 

 

$3.00

 

EACH ADDITIONAL PAGE

 

 

 

 

 

MINOR'S COMP

$40.00

 

TOTAL MINOR'S COMP

 

          PLUS DATA PROC

$15.00

 

=$95.50

 

          PLUS JCP FEE

$35.50

 

 

 

          PLUS AUTOMATION FEE

$5.00

 

 

 

COPY OF MINOR’S COMPROMISE ORDER (WHEN ACTION INITIATED IN CIVIL DIVISION) AND MINOR’S AFFIDAVIT/CERTIFICATION OF DEPOSIT

$10.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PETITIONS/MOTIONS (OF WHATEVER NATURE, IF NOT OTHERWISE SPECIFICALLY LISTED): CITATION (RULE), PRELIMINARY ORDER AWARDING CITATION AND FIRST PAGE OF PETITION

$15.00

 

FOR PETITIONS/MOTIONS WHICH INITIATE PROCEEDING, ADD DATA PROC., JCP AND AUTOMATION FEES

 

EACH ADDITIONAL PAGE, NOT COUNTING EXHIBITS OR AFFIDAVITS

$3.00

 

 

 

EACH EXHIBIT (THIS IS A CHARGE PER DOCUMENT, THE ORIGINAL OF WHICH IS NOT ALREADY FILED OF RECORD)

$2.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANSWERS, RESPONSES, PRELIMINARY OBJECTIONS AND ALL OTHER FILINGS AFTER THE FIRST FILING INITIATING THE PROCEEDING

$3.00

 

PER PAGE

 

 

 

 

 

BRIEFS

$10.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBJECTIONS

$50.00

 

 

 

ESCROW FOR AUDITOR’S FEE

$350.00

 

(SEPARATE CHECK)

 

 

 

 

 

POWER OF ATTORNEY

$20.00

 

TOTAL POA FEE = $40.00

 

          PLUS DATA PROC

$15.00

 

 

 

          PLUS AUTOMATION FEE

$5.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRAECIPE (OF WITHDRAWAL OR APPEARANCE)

$10.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RELEASES, RECEIPTS AND SATISFACTION OF AWARDS

$5.00

 

PER PAGE & PER NAME

 

 

 

 

 

RETURNED CHECK FEE

$25.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RELINQUISHMENT

$5.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STIPULATION

$10.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUBPOENAS

$5.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:  Pursuant to 42 Pa.C.S.A. § 3502 (a) the Supreme Court authorized the Court Administrator of Pennsylvania to promulgate financial regulations to implement 42 Pa.C.S.A. § 3733 (regarding funding of the Unified Judicial System’s Statewide Automation Project).  The regulations so promulgated impose a statutory fee of $10.00 on “first filings in petitions concerning adoptions, incapacitated persons, and estates, minor’s estates and inter vivos trusts.”  If not already included, the $10.00 fee is in addition to the above-listed filing fees.

 

For filings in cases not specifically enumerated, the fee imposed shall be charged on the same basis as that for a substantially similar specified filing.

 

*PAYMENT OF ALL FEES EXCEPT THOSE LISTED FOR ADJUDICATIONS MUST BE MADE AT THE TIME OF FILING.

 

                                    APPROVED:

 

 

                                    ________________________________________                                                                DATED: _______________________________
                                    JUDY F. MOON, CLERK OF THE

                                    CARBON COUNTY ORPHANS’ COURT

 

 

LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION OR TESTAMENTARY

 

 

PLUS DATA PROC., JCP AND AUTOMATION FEES

 

 

 

 

 

ESTATE NOT EXCEEDING

1,000.00

 

$40.00

 

 

 

5,000

 

$55.00

 

 

 

10,000

 

$65.00

 

 

 

20,000

 

$75.00

 

 

 

30,000

 

$85.00

 

 

 

40,000

 

$95.00

 

 

 

50,000

 

$105.00

 

 

 

75,000

 

$115.00

 

 

 

100,000

 

$125.00

 

 

EACH ADDITIONAL $100,000.00 OR FRACTION

$50.00

 

 

 

NOTE: PROBATE FEES ARE BASED ON THE GROSS VALUE OF THE ESTATE, MINUS JOINTLY HELD ASSETS AND TRANSFERS.  NO LETTERS WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL FEES ARE PAID IN FULL.

 

 

 

 

NOTE ALSO:  AN ADDITIONAL PROBATE FEE MAY BE ASSESSED ONCE THE APPRAISEMENT IS RECEIVED FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE.  A STATEMENT WILL BE MAILED.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS LETTERS (NO ADDITIONAL ASSETS; FOR ADDITIONAL ASSETS FOLLOW FEE SCHEDULE ABOVE

 

 

 

 

DBNCTA, DBN, PENDENTE LITE, DURANTE MINORITATE, DURANTE ABSENTIA

$40.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LETTERS FOR PURPOSES OF SUIT ONLY

$40.00

 

TOTAL FEE = $95.50

 

           PLUS DATA PROC.

$15.00

 

 

 

           PLUS JCP FEE

$35.50

 

 

 

           PLUS AUTOMATION FEE

$5.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AFFIDAVIT

$5.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUTOMATION FEE (ON ALL FIRST FILINGS OF ANY ACTION OR LEGAL PROCEEDING)

$5.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALIAS

$5.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALL OTHER EXTRA PAGES

$3.00

 

PER PAGE

 

 

 

 

 

AMENDED PETITION

$10.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPEAL

 

 

 

 

REGISTER OF WILLS OFFICE (FROM PROBATE OF WILL)

$50.00

 

 

 

REGISTER OF WILLS OFFICE (FROM REGISTER’S DECISION)

$50.00

 

 

 

ESCROW FOR AUDITOR FEES

$350.00

 

(SEPARATE CHECK)

 

TO SUPERIOR OR SUPREME COURT (COUNTY FEE) (AN ADDITIONAL CHECK PAYABLE TO THE SUPREME OR SUPERIOR COURT MUST ALSO ACCOMPANY THE APPEAL)

$55.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOND (PERSONAL OR SECURED)

$15.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAVEAT

$15.00

 

TOTAL = $35.00

 

           PLUS BOND FEE

$15.00

 

 

 

           PLUS AUTOMATION FEE

$5.00

 

 

 

ANSWER TO CAVEAT

$15.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CERTIFIED COPY OF WILL OR OTHER DOCUMENTS, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFICALLY LISTED

$10.00

 

FIRST PAGE

 

 

$1.00

 

EACH ADDITIONAL PAGE

 

 

 

 

 

CHARITABLE EXEMPTION (PER SET)

$3.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLAIM

 

 

 

 

FILING AND INDEXING

$10.00

 

 

 

SATISFYING CLAIM IN DOCKET

$5.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLOSING LETTER (REVENUE CERTIFICATE)

$10.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CODICIL

$20.00

 

 

 

 

$3.00

 

EACH ADDITIONAL PAGE

 

 

 

 

 

COMMISSION (TO TAKE TESTIMONY)

$15.00

 

 

ADMINISTER OATH WITH COVER LETTER

$20.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTINUANCE

$15.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COPIES

$0.25

 

PER PAGE

 

PHOTOCOPIES

$0.25

 

PER PAGE

 

DOCKET ENTRIES

$0.25

 

PER PAGE

 

EXEMPLIFIED COPIES

40.00

 

 

 

MICROFILM

ACTUAL COST

 

ESTIMATE ($0.75)

 

TELEFAX

ACTUAL COST

 

PER PAGE

 

 

 

 

 

DATA PROCESSING FEE, IF APPLICABLE

$15.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEATH CERTIFICATION

$5.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEED EXECUTION

$10.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DISCLAIMER

$7.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DISCONTINUANCE

$7.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELECTION TO TAKE UNDER OR AGAINST WILL

$15.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXCEPTIONS TO ADJUDICATION

$10.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXEMPLIFIED COPY OF WILL OR OTHER RECORD (FILING FROM ANOTHER COUNTY)

$40.00

 

TOTAL EXEMPT FOR FILING

 

           PLUS DATA PROCESSING

$15.00

 

=$60.00

 

           PLUS AUTOMATION FEE

$5.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXTRA PAGES OF WILL (AFTER FIRST PAGE)

$3.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAMILY EXEMPTION

$5.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FEDERAL FORM 706

$10.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INHERITANCE TAX RETURN

 

 

 

 

REVENUE 1500 (INHERITANCE TAX RETURN AND PAPERS)

$15.00

 

 

 

SUPPLEMENTAL REV 1500

$10.00

 

 

 

CERTIFICATION OF INHERITANCE TAX

$10.00

 

(IF NEW ADD DP $15.00 AND JCP $35.50 AND AUTOMATION FEE $5.00) - $53.50

 

 

 

 

 

INVENTORY

$10.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JUDICIAL COMPUTER PROJECT (JCP) FEE (STATE FEE), ASSESSED ON EACH FIRST FILING

$23.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS FILINGS

$5.00

 

FIRST PAGE

 

 

$3.00

 

EACH ADDITIONAL PAGE

 

 

 

 

 

PETITIONS/MOTIONS (OF WHATEVER NATURE, NOT OTHERWISE SPECIFICALLY LISTED): CITATION (RULE), PRELIMINARY ORDER AWARDING CITATION AND FIRST PAGE OF PETITION

$15.00

 

 

 

EACH ADDITIONAL PAGE (NOT COUNTING EXHIBITS OR AFFIDAVITS)

$3.00

 

 

 

EACH EXHIBIT (THIS IS A CHARGE PER DOCUMENT, THE ORIGINAL OF WHICH HAS NOT PREVIOUSLY BEEN FILED OF RECORD)

$2.00

 

FOR PETITIONS/MOTIONS WHICH INITIATE THE PROCEEDINGS, ADD DP, JCP AND AUTOMATION FEES

PETITION FOR DISCHARGE OF TRUSTEE & APPT OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE

$15.00

 

TOTAL FEE = $70.50

 

           PLUS DATA PROC.

$15.00

 

 

 

           PLUS JCP FEE

$35.50

 

 

 

           PLUS AUTOMATION FEE

$5.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PETITION RE: INTER VIVOS TRUST

$30.00

 

TOTAL FEE = $85.50

 

           PLUS DATA PROC.

$15.00

 

 

 

           PLUS JCP FEE

$35.50

 

 

 

           PLUS AUTOMATION FEE

$5.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PETITION FOR SMALL ESTATE

$30.00

 

TOTAL FOR SMALL ESTATES

 

           PLUS DATA PROCESSING

$15.00

 

=$85.50

 

           PLUS THE JCP FEE

$35.50

 

 

 

           PLUS AUTOMATION FEE

$5.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRAECIPE (OF WITHDRAWAL OR APPEARANCE)

$10.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RELEASES, RECORDING PER NAME

$5.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RENUNCIATION (PER NAME)

$5.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RETURNED CHECK FEE

$25.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SATISFACTION OF AWARD

 

 

 

 

PERSONAL PROPERTY

$5.00

 

 

 

REAL ESTATE

$10.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHORT CERTIFICATES