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Clerk of Judicial Records—Register of Wills Division Fee Schedule; Case No. AO-2015-0001

[45 Pa.B. 7125]
[Saturday, December 19, 2015]

Administrative Order

And Now, this 1st day of December, 2015, pursuant to 42 P. S. § 21022.1, and on motion of the Clerk of Judicial Records,

It Is Ordered that the Fee Schedule of the Office of the Clerk of Judicial Records—Register of Wills Division as set forth in the following Fee Bill is approved and the charges set forth herein shall be the fees for services rendered by the Office of the Clerk of Judicial Records—Register of Wills Division.

It Is Further Ordered that said Fee Schedule is effective January 1, 2016, and shall supersede any and all previously established fee schedules for the transaction of business within the Clerk of Judicial Records—Register of Wills Division.

It Is Further Ordered that the District Court Administrator shall file seven (7) certified copies of this Order with the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts; that two (2) certified copies shall be filed with the Legislative Reference Bureau for publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin; that a copy hereof shall be published in the Lehigh Law Journal; and that one (1) copy shall be filed with the Clerk of Judicial Records of the Court of Common Pleas of Lehigh County.

By the Court

EDWARD D. REIBMAN, 
President Judge

Clerk of Judicial Records of Lehigh County
Register of Wills Division

Effective January 1, 2016

Letters Testamentary/Administration
Estimated Value*
$ 0.00 to $ 10,000.00 $ 50.00
$ 10,000.01 to $ 50,000.00 $100.00
$ 50,000.01 to $ 100,000.00 $150.00
$ 100,000.01 to $ 200,000.00 $250.00
$ 200,000.01 to $ 300,000.00 $300.00
$ 300,000.01 to $ 400,000.00 $350.00
$ 400,000.01 to $ 500,000.00 $450.00
$ 500,000.01 to $ 600,000.00 $550.00
$ 600,000.01 to $ 700,000.00 $650.00
$ 700,000.01 to $ 800,000.00 $750.00
$ 800,000.01 to $ 900,000.00 $850.00
$ 900,000.01 to $1,000,000.00 $950.00
Each additional $1,000,000.00
 or fraction thereof
$400.00

 *At the time of filing the Petition for Letters an estimate of the gross probate value of the Estate is required. Additional probate fees will be charged if the Inheritance Tax Return Assessment value is greater than the original estimate. No Refund is issued if the actual gross value is less than the estimated gross value.

 **Automation charge pursuant to 42 P. S. § 21022.1

 ***E-Filing charge pursuant to 42 P. S. § 21022.1

 **** Instruments not specifically listed will be charged at a rate comparable to this schedule for a similar instrument.

Affidavit $ 5.00
Ancillary Letters $ 50.00
 + auto & e file $ 60.00
Appeal $ 50.00
Automation Fee** $ 5.00
Bond $ 10.00
Caveat
 Formal $ 50.00
 Informal $ 25.00
Certification of documents $ 10.00
Citation Pet. & issuing 1 resp $ 50.00
 + auto & e file $ 60.00
 Each additional respondent $ 5.00
Commission $ 50.00
Copies $ .25
 Mail $ .50
 Microfiche $ 1.00
E-Filing*** $ 5.00
Election against a Will $ 5.00
Estate Closing Letter $ 10.00
Exemplification Filing $ 50.00
 + auto & e file $ 60.00
 Preparing + Copy Fee $ 50.00
Federal Return $ 25.00
Hearing/Order $100.00
Inheritance Tax Return $ 20.00
 Supplemental $ 20.00
 File Only Non-Probate $ 25.00
Inventory $ 10.00
 Supplemental $ 10.00
Judicial Computer System $ 35.50
 (set by law)
Miscellaneous transactions ****
Postage—Certified Mail $ 6.50
Receipt and Release $ 25.00
Renunciation $ 5.00
Research fee $ 20.00
Returned check $ 20.00
Short Certificates $ 5.00
Subpoena $ 10.00
Will Lodged $ 40.00
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 15-2213. Filed for public inspection December 18, 2015, 9:00 a.m.]



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