LAWRENCE COUNTY

 

 

PENNSYLVANIA
PROTHONOTARY'S OFFICE
CLERK Of ORPHANS' COURT
Fee Schedule

LAWRENCE COUNTY
GOVERNMENT CENTER
430 COURT STREET
NEW CASTLE, PA. 16101
(724) 658-2541

Hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri

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Now, December 1, 2011, the following bill of costs are established, effective January 3, 2012 against estates and estates and parties for services rendered by the Clerk of Orphans Court in the transaction of the business of her office.

January 13, 2003 an automation fee of $5.00 added to all Orphans’ Court Filings. 

(As of August 8, 2014, amended JCP Fee to $35.50)

As of July 10, 2014, Governor Tom Corbett signed Act 113 & 126 of 2014, increasing the JCP fee to $10.00.  An additional $2.00 will be added to the JCP as of August 8, 2014.

Accounts:
            First & Final Accounts…………………………………………             $ 143.50
            (5 pages, advertizing included, additional pages $3.00 each)
            Decree of Real Estate ………………………………………….            $   10.00
            Objections/Exceptions ……..………………......………………            $   25.00
           Amended Accounts Same ………………………..…..………...             $ 125.00

 

Account Fees:  All Payments in Full

Accounts-Filing, Advertising, and Transcribing Accounts of Fiduciaries and Personal Representatives, including transmission to Orphans’ Court Confirmation, Audit, and Decree:

$  0,000 to    10,000

$143.50

  10,001  to   50,000

$143.50

  50,001  to 100,000

$162.00

100,001  to 200,000

$187.00

200,001  to 300,000

$212.00

300,001  to 400,000

$237.00

400,001  to  500,000

$262.00

500,001  to  600,000

$287.00

600,001  to  700,000

$312.00

700,001  to  800,000

$337.00

800,001  to  900,000

$362.00

900,001  to  999,999

$387.00

First $1 million & over

$412.00

Filing Continuance of Audit

$  35.00

 

Adoptions: ………………………………………………………………    $     87.50
            Voluntary Termination ……………………………………..               $     20.00
            Involuntary Termination ………….,………………………..               $     33.00
            Foreign Adoptions …………,,,……………………………               $   116.00
            Report to Intent to Adopt ………………….………………              $   130.00
            Petition to Transport ……......……………………………..               $     25.00
            3 cc’s ……………………....……………………………..              $     15.00
            Confirm Consent …………………………………………..              $     25.00
            Adoption Certification ……………………………….….....               $     15.00
            Home Study …………………………………………..…..               $     10.00

Disclaimer: …………………………………….………………..                $     65.50

  Appointment of Guardian or Trustee:
            Certificate of Same – One Name ……………………………                $     40.00

   Claim Against Estate: ……………………….……………….....                $     50.50

   Annual Report of a Guardian: ………………..…..……………                 $     25.00

   Births: Certification from Record:……………….……………..                $     10.00

   Citation: ……………………………………… ..………………                 $     20.00

   Certiorari: - See Appeal………………….…………......………                 $     20.00

    Estates:
            Settlement of Small Estates on Petition and Estate not exceeding
            $1,500.00 (
filing, transcribing & certified copy of decree) ……..………                   $     47.00
            Over $1,500.00 …………………………………...….……..               $     65.50

    Election:
            To take under or against will-filing …………….……………..               $     65.50

    Exceptions & Objections:
            Oral or Written ………………………………………………              $    25.00

    Guardian: (minor or Incompetent)
            Petition for Appointment
            Estate under & over $10,000.00 ……….......…….………….               $     65.50
            Petition for ad litem appointment ………………….………….               $     65.50

   Marriage:
            Certified Application & License (includes State Tax)………........…              $     60.00
            Waiver of 3 day rule or age …………………………..………              $     20.00
            Certified Copy of Marriage ……………………………..……              $       5.00
            Minor Consent ……………………………............…………               $     20.00
            Motion to Correct ………………………...…………………               $     25.00

    Real Estate:
            Petition to sell or mortgage for distribution or payment of debts ….          $     65.50
            Specific performance of contact for sale of real estate:
                        Petition & Order ……………………………........…                $     65.50
                        Petition to Establish Title ……………………............                 $     65.50

Guardian Short Certificate: (not deceased, only living) ………………                $     10.00

 Notice of Claim: ............................................................................              $     50.50

 Receipt & Release: ……………………………………………               $    10.00

   Appeal to Superior Court: ………………..…………………                   $     85.50
            Our Fee ……….........………….………………………                    $     61.50

     Judicial Computer Program Fee:
            All Petitions, first filings concerning adoptions, incompetents’,
            Estate & inter vivos trusts ………………………  …………                  $     35.50

Settlement Agreement: …………………………………………                $      85.50

Rule to Show Cause: ……………………………………………                $      20.00

Naturalization: (per name)………………………………......………                $       10.00


Note:    Every petition filed within a case is an additional ……….$ 25.00

            Fees for similar services not specified scheduled will be
            charged on the same basis as those herein schedule.

 

 

 

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