Probate Fees

Fees Effective: June 1, 2018
All papers filed in Probate matters must be 8 1/2” x 11” with the exception of wills.

New Probate Case $262.00
New Small Estate Case $252.00

New Guardianship Case

New Case Fee

Attorney Ad Litem Fee







Attorney Ad Litem Fee

(for Determination of Heirship, Guardianship, Sale of Property of a Minor or Ward without Guardianship)

Personal Service Served by Sheriff's Office $75.00
Personal Service Served by Certified Mail $75.00
General Citation to be Posted $10.00
Personal Service Issued & Returned to Attorney for Service

No Charge  

Probate Search (per name) $5.00

Inventory, Appraisement & List of Claims

+ Order Approving Inventory, Appraisement & List of Claims

The fee for filing an Inventory is only assessed after the 90th day after the date the personal representative has qualified to serve or, if the Court grants an extension, after the date of the extended deadline specified by the Court.  (LGC 118.056)



Any space requiring the Judge's signature $2.00
Contest / Adverse Action / Counter Claim $110.00
Filing an Ordered Response or Answer No Charge
Claim Against an Estate $10.00
Jury Fee $40.00
Letters Testamentary, Administration or Guardianship $2.00
Subpoena served by Sheriff’s Office
(A letter requesting Subpoena is needed with the name and address of witness to be served, date and time of hearing and whom the witness is appearing on behalf.)

Fees for filing the below documents are only assessed after the filing of an order

approving the inventory or after the 120th day after the date of the initial filing,

whichever occurs first.  (LGC 118.056)

Annual or Final Account

+ Order Approving Account
+ General Citation to be posted if it’s a Final Account




Annual or Final Report of Guardian

+ Order Approving Report



Application for Sale of Real or Personal Property
+ General Citation to be posted



Any document containing more than 25 pages $25.00

Download a copy of the Probate Fees

General Information
Phone Numbers
Fax: 409-882-7012
Emergencies: Dial 911
801 W. Division

Mon. Tues. Thurs. Fri
8:00am - 5:00pm
8:30am - 5:00pm