Probate Fees

The Probate Department manages cases involving the distribution of estates of deceased persons and the administration of guardianships. Pursuant to 5.030 Probate Rules of Court, every guardian and every personal representative, unless personal representative remains the sole interested person, shall be represented by an attorney admitted to practice in Florida.

  
Probate and Guardianship Fee Schedule
Please make checks payable to St. Johns County Clerk of Court
ItemFee
Probate 
Formal Administration $400.00
Trust Administration $400.00
Summary Administration (Estates valued @ $1,000 or more) $345.00
Summary Administration (Estates valued @ less than $1,000) $235.00
Petition and One Order $231.00
Petition and Order to admit foreign wills, Authenticated copies or transcript of record $231.00
Disposition of Personal Property without Administration $231.00
Caveat $41.00
Notice of Trust $41.00
Petition to Determine Incapacity and Restoration $231.00
Guardianship 
Guardianship of the Person and Property $400.00
Guardianship of the Property Only $400.00
Guardianship of the Person Only $235.00
VA Guardianship $235.00
Auditing of the verified inventory of more than $25,000 $85.00
Auditing of the final report of Emergency Temporary Guardian for assets more than $25,000 $85.00
Auditing : The guardian shall pay from the ward's estate to the Clerk of the Circuit Court a fee based upon the following graduated fee schedule, upon the filling of the annual financial return or simplified financial return, for the auditing of the return.
Please note: Fees will be adjusted, if necessary, based upon audit adjustments.
 
For estates with a value of $25,000 or less $20.00
For estates with a value of more than $25,000 up to and including $100,000 $85.00
For estates with a value of more than $100,000 up to and including $500,000 $170.00
For estates with a value in excess of $500,000 $250.00
Additional 
Copies per page $1.00
Additional fee for certification $2.00
Additional fee for exemplification $7.00
Recording - first page $10.00
Recording - each additional page $8.50
Approving bond $7.50