Probate Court Fees

Probate Court Fees

​Estates and Trusts:  

FEES   
Small Estate $22,000 or less (plus inventory fee & order fee)
 $25.00
Petition for Commencement of Proceedings
$175.00
Petition to Reopen a Closed File 
$175.00
Civil Action (summons and complaint)
$175.00
Inventory  -–No fee for filing –-An inventory fee, set by MCL 600.871 is due with the final account or within one year of commencement, whichever occurs first.
 
Account (any type: annual, amended, final, interim, supplemental, including account with zero receipts and disbursements)
$20.00
Claims (statement and proof) 
$20.00
Each Additional Petition, Motion, Objection or other Paper, no matter how titled, which requests relief or requires a hearing or ruling of the court
$20.00
Proceedings Involving Testamentary or Inter Vivos Trusts:
Initiating a Proceeding Involving a Testamentary Trust
$175.00
Petition to Commence a Proceeding Relating to an Inter Vivos Trust 
$175.00
Registration of Trust
$25.00 
Each Additional Petition, Motion, Objection or other Paper, no matter how titled which requests relief or requires a hearing or ruling of the court.
$20.00
Conservatorship/Guardianship of Estate:
 
Petition for Conservator/Protective Order
$175.00
Account (any type: annual, amended, final, interim, supplemental)
$20.00
Civil Action
$175.00
Motions in Civil Actions
$20.00
Any Petition if the subject of the proceeding is the Petitioner
No Fee
Each Additional Petition, Motion, Objection or Paper, no matter how titled which requests relief or requires a hearing or ruling of the court
$20.00
GUARDIANSHIPS (Legally Incapacitated Persons & Minors):
 
Petition for Full or Limited Guardianship
$175.00
Annual Report on Condition of Ward
No Fee
Each Additional Petition, Motion, Objection or other Paper, no matter how titled, which requests relief or requires a hearing or ruling of the court.
$20.00
GUARDIANSHIP (Developmentally Disabled):
Petition for partial or Plenary GuardianshipNO FEE
Annual report on Condition of Person with Developmental DisabilityNO FEE
Certified Letters of Guardianship$13.00
OTHER Specific Proceedings:
 
Petition to Open Safe Deposit Box
$10.00
Wills Filed for Safekeeping
$25.00
Performing a Marriage
$10.00
Delayed Registration of Foreign Birth$175.00
GENERALLY APPLICABLE PROCEDURES:
 
Demand for Jury Trial
$30.00
Motion to Change Venue
$20.00
Answer, Brief, Response
No Fee
Motion to Show Cause
$20.00
Amended Petition (any kind)
$20.00
COPY FEES (Certified or Exemplified Copies)
 
Letters of Authority
$13.00
Certified Copies of any Other Paper
 
  -- Certification
$10.00
  -- Each Additional Page or per page cost for non-certified copies     $1.50