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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 07-236



Fees of Clerk of Orphans' Court Division; No. 84-2007

[37 Pa.B. 768]
[Saturday, February 17, 2007]


   And Now, to Wit, this 31st day of January, 2007, in accordance with the provisions of Act 18 of April 21, 1994, upon the determination of the Clerk of the Orphans' Court that these fees are fair and reasonable, the following Bill of Costs is established to become effective on March 19, 2007, to be chargeable to the parties and to the Estates before this Court for settlement for all services of the Clerk of the Orphans' Court Division of the Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County, in the transaction of the business of this Court.

By the Court

President Judge

Accounts of Executors and Administrators, of Trustees, Guardians of Minors and Incapacitated Persons, filing, advertising and adjudication costs:
In estates not exceeding in value $5,000$116.00
Over $5,000 and not exceeding $10,000$149.00
Over $10,000 and not exceeding $25,000$198.00
Over $25,000 and not exceeding $50,000$231.00
Over $50,000 and not exceeding $100,000$281.00
Over $100,000 and not exceeding $250,000$400.00
Over $250,000 and not exceeding $500,000$500.00
Over $500,000 and not exceeding $750,000$600.00
Over $750,000 and not exceeding $1,000,000$800.00
Each succeeding $500,000 or fraction thereof $350 additional
In addition to the above fees for filing, there will be a fee for recording, per page $3.00
Accounts, readvertising $90.00
Accounts, certified copy of, per page (in addition to $20.00 for certificate)$3.00
Accounts, without Adjudication, filing of$150.00
Adjudication, certified copy of, per page (in addition to $20.00 for certificate)$3.00
Adoption, report of intention to adopt $25.00
Counseling surcharge$75.00
Adoption, petition for, and order, per child$90.00
Certification of Adoption$20.00
Report of intermediary$50.00
Foreign adoptions, filing of$90.00
Petition and Order for Involuntary and Voluntary relinquishment$50.00
Order and Motion for Appointment of Counsel re: Adoption$25.00
Order to Vacate$25.00
Leave to Petition for Petition Re: Adoption$50.00
Petition for Release of Non-identifying information$100.00
Petition for Releases of Identifying information$200.00
Petition to Confirm Consent$50.00
Allowance, petition for and order$50.00
Answer, filing of$40.00
Appearance bond on attachment$20.00
Appeal to Supreme or Superior Court, certificate of record and bond$150.00
Assignment, filing of$20.00
Attachment, petition and writ$50.00
Auditor, order to$25.00
Auditor's report, filing$25.00
Award of real estate, certified copy$20.00
Birth record, certified copy$15.00
Delayed petition for (Act of 1941) and certified copy$25.00
Certified copy (Act of 1941)$15.00
Bond, refunding, filing of$20.00
Certificate and Seal$10.00
Citation, petition for and order (including citation)$65.00
Claim, filing of$30.00
Declaratory Judgment, petition for$50.00
Decree, certified copy of, per page (in addition to $20.00 for certificate)$3.00
Deed, execution of$75.00
Deed of Trust, filing of (in addition to $3.00 for recording per page)$40.00
Discharge of executor or administrator, petition for$50.00
Disclaimer $30.00
Election to take under or against will, filing of$40.00
Exceptions (filing of) or objections$40.00
Exemplification of record per page$3.00
Exemplification Certificate (under Act of Congress)$50.00
Family Settlement$150.00
Financial Statement, filing of and fiduciary qualification$25.00
Guardian, filing petition for, and bond (for a minor)$50.00
Inventory, filing, per page$20.00
+3.00 each additional page
Proof of deposit$10.00
Guardian, petition for discharge, with account annexed$50.00
Incapacitated person, filing petition for citation and bond (including citation and Emergency petitions) $65.00
Emergency Guardianship, Filing of Extension Petition$50.00
Inventory, filing, per page$20.00
+3.00 each additional page
Annual Reports$25.00
Short Certificate$10.00
Informal Settlement, notice of filing of,$150.00
Injunction, order in nature of and bond filing $25.00
Interrogatories $25.00
Joinder, filing of $20.00
Marriage License$60.00
Consent of parent or guardian$20.00
Decree of Court, filing (including affidavit)$20.00
Application for marriage license, certified copy of Application for and dup. cert. of marriage lic.,
certified copy
Application for and dup.cert. of marriage lic., exemp. copy of$30.00
Interpreter's Affidavit$20.00
Marriage Clearance Certificate$50.00
Non-resident Affidavit of Marriage outside of Commonwealth of Pa$30.00
Replacement License Fee$30.00
Search Re: Divorce$40.00
Special Services: By Order of Court Only.
Application of Marriage License (outside office)(mileage IRS rate)$125.00
Minor's certificate and oath$20.00
Money paid into court:
Commission 2% of every dollar under $1000.
Commission 1% of every dollar exceeding $1000.
Mortgage, filing petition for leave, etc. including one description and bond$50.00
Each additional description$15.00
Opinion, filing of$30.00
Oral depositions, notice of taking$30.00
Order to continue$25.00
Order to pay, petition for and order $50.00
Orphans' Court Computerization Fee $15.00
Power of Attorney (first 4 pages) $40.00
Each additional page$3.00
Petition, filing of, for additional security or waiver of additional security $50.00
Praecipe $25.00
Presumed decedent, filing petition for and decree$50.00
Purchase money, filing petition for and bond $50.00
Receipt, filing $10.00
Redating short certificates $8.00
Release, filing of, per name$10.00
Report of guardian and Trustee Ad Litem $25.00
Rule, petition for, and order (same as citations) $65.00
Renunciation $15.00
Sale of Real Estate, filing petition and bond and Decree $50.00
Each additional description $10.00
Satisfaction of Award (if not in accord with Adjudication) $20.00
Schedule of Distribution, filing $40.00
Search and certificate $40.00
Small Estates, distribution, filing petition for estates less than $25,000 $50.00
Special Short Certificate $10.00
State Judicial Computer System Fee $10.00
Stipulation, filing of$25.00
Trustee, filing petition for, and bond$50.00
Trustee Short Certificate$10.00
Family Exemption, filing claim for and recording (personal estate)$30.00
Real estate, one description$20.00
Each additional description$10.00
Waiver of fiduciary commission$20.00
Withdrawal of Petition$25.00

   Instruments not specifically listed will be charged at a rate comparable to this schedule for a like instrument, as determined by the Clerk of Orphans' Court Division.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 07-236. Filed for public inspection February 16, 2007, 9:00 a.m.]

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