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Office of the Surrogate

Surrogate Service Fees

Probate of Wills

Probate of Will (not more than 2 pages) $100.00
For each additional page $5.00
Probate of will without letters $50.00
For each additional page $5.00
Probate of codicil (not more than 1 page) $25.00
Where codicil requires an additional witness $5.00
to reopen proceedings For qualification of

Executor or taking proof of extra witness $25.00
Each additional witness $5.00
Recording each additional page of will or codicil $5.00
Commission $35.00
Copy of will per page $3.00
Certified extra copy of will per page $5.00
For each certificate $5.00
Certified copy of will with proofs For new jersey

County, not exceeding 2 pages including will/codicil $50.00
For pages in excess of two $5.00
wills filed but not Probated, first two pages $10.00
For each additional page $5.00
Plus cover letter stating no assets $5.00
Plus death certificate $5.00
Exemplifying will for another state, not

Exceeding 2 pgs. including will and codicil $75.00
For each additional page $5.00
Filing an exemplified copy of will and Probate

Proceeding from another state, per page $5.00
Filing a certified copy of will with proof

From new jersey, per page $5.00
Superior Court document filing per page $5.00

Letters of Trusteeship

Acceptance of trustee and letters of
Trusteeship. including one certificate $50.00

Letters of Administration

General Administration $125.00
For other documents per page $5.00
Administration Ad Prosequendum $50.00
For other documents $5.00
Exemplifying Administration $75.00
Certified copy of Administration $50.00
Affidavit of surviving spouse or next of kin (not to
exceed $10,000 or $5,000 respectively, For each $100 or
part thereof...) (not to exceed $25.00) (not to exceed $50.00) $5.00

Letters of Guardianship

Granting Letters of Guardianship, acceptance
of guardianship & filing power of attorney $50.00

Affidavit of estate of minors (where real
and personal property does not exceed $5,000) $5.00
miscellaneous petitions and orders, per page $5.00

Inventories

Inventories (For all services in appointment
of appraisers) $25.00
Inventories (filing not to exceed one page) and
affidavit of appraisers & executor $25.00
For each additional page $5.00

Accounting

Accounting filing complaint, one page, up to
and including $2,000 $175.00

Accounting filing complaint, from $2001 to and
Including $10,000 additional fee $100.00

Accounting filing complaint, from $10,001 to and
Including $30,000 additional fee $125.00

Accounting filing complaint, from $30,001 to and
including $65,000 additional fee $150.00

Accounting filing complaint, from $65,000 to
$200,000 3/10 of 1% but not less than $300. NEW

In estates exceeding $200,000 4/10 of 1% but not less than $400
For each additional page $5.00

For preparing notice of settlement of accounting
and copies of the same $50.00

Misc. Proceedings

Proceedings relative to presumption of death filing $175.00

Sale of land to pay debts $175.00

Sale of land in fulfillment of contract made by decedent $175.00

Sale of land within 1 year $175.00

Sale of minor’s land $175.00
Distribution, filing and entering complaint $175.00

Ffiling complaint and one page of accounting $175.00

Filing of answering pleadings or other answering papers in superior court $110.00

Adoption of adults $175.00

Adoption of minors $175.00

Application for relief subsequent to final judgement in Superior Court $25.00

Proceeding for the appointment of a conservator with or without jury trial $175.00

Proceeding for the determination of incapacity and appointment of guardian $200.00

Intermingled account fees: up to and including $500.00 $20.00

Intermingled account fees $501 to and including $1,000 $25.00

Intermingled account fees $1,001 to and including $5,000 $30.00

Intermingled account fees $5,001 to and including $10,000 $35.00

Intermingled account fees $10,001 to and including $25,000 $40.00

Intermingled account fees $25,001 to and including $50,000 $60.00

Intermingled account fees in excess of $50.000 $100.00

Misc. Charges

Short certificates $5.00
Validation short certificates $3.00
Subpoenas each $25.00
Stamping true copies - subpoenas - each $3.00
Stamping true copies. orders to show cause - each $3.00
Stamping true copies - other papers - each $3.00
Authorization of process $5.00
Swearing each witness $2.00
Adjournment or continuance $15.00
Miscellaneous orders of court, first page $5.00
For each additional page $5.00
Recording, microfilming or photostating all papers not herein provided for, each $5.00
For making copies not otherwise provided for, each $3.00
Filing death certificate $5.00
Power of attorney. per page $5.00
For certified mail $5.00
Search fee, per estate $10.00
Proceedings relative to appointment of a guardian ad litem $25.00
Renunciation by one person $5.00
Renunciation- each additional person $3.00
Caveat - filing or withdrawing $25.00
Refunding bond and release of not more than two pages $10.00
Combined refunding bond for more than two pages- each $5.00
Additional charge for county clerk’s certificate $5.00
Release of not more than two pages of refunding bond and release $10.00
For each additional page $5.00
Additional charge for county clerk’s certificate $5.00
Assignment of legacy or interest, per page $10.00
Additional charge for county clerk’s certificate $5.00
Filing all papers not herein provided for $5.00
Plain copy of two page will $6.00
Each additional page $3.00
Filing of motion in superior court $15.00
Notice of appeal $10.00
Minimum charge for all other papers or services - Superior court $5.00
Service of process by surrogate $25.00
Duplicating or copying of microfiche, digital tape, high density disks....etc., per medium $150.00
Processing fee for returned check - plus bank fee $20.00