Probate Fees

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Note: When filing a Civil action within a Probate matter, you will need to provide the original suit along with as many copies required for each Defendant that you wish to have served with the citation. Make sure that all exhibits are attached to your Original Petition and copies for service. If you wish to receive a file-stamped copy for your records, please provide an additional copy along with a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Case Type Fee ChargeD


Application for Letters of Testamentary $308.00
Application for Muniment of Title $306.00
Application for Administration $308.00
Application to Determine Heirship $389.00
Application for Guardianship - Minor $310.00
Application for Guardianship - Adult $310.00
Application for Temporary Guardianship - Minor $258.00
Application for Temporary Guardianship - Adult $258.00
Application for Probate of Foreign Will $227.00
Application to Open Safe Deposit Box $227.00
Application for Sale of Property of Minor (Without Guardianship) $227.00
Civil Suit within a Probate $227.00
Application for Small Estate $227.00

Miscellaneous Fees

Fee Type Code Fee Charged
Filing of a document over 25 pages after approval of the inventory or after the 120th day after the date of the initial filing. 118.055 (B)(ii)
Local Government Code
$25.00
Filing an inventory and appraisement after 90th day from date the personal representative has qualified to serve. 118.056
Local Government Code
$25.00
Filing an annual or final account of the estate.
$27.00
Filing application for sale of real or personal property.
$27.00
Filing annual or final report of guardian of a person.
$12.00
Fee for Issuing Citation, subpoena and writs. 118.0545 & 118.059
Local Government Code
$4.00 Before Judgment
$5.00 After Judgment
Certificates or Letters of Testamentary & Abstract of Judgment 118.053
Local Government Code
$2.00 Each
Wills for Safekeeping 118.062
Local Government Code
$20.00
Adverse or Cross Actions 118.057
Local Government Code
$40.00
Claims 118.058
Local Government Code
$10.00
Letters of Representative 118.061
Local Government Code
$2.00
Jury Fee 216 Texas Rules of Court
51.604 Government Code
$40.00
Trust Fund Fee (Interest Bearing Accounts)

117.055

Local Government Code

10% of the Interest
Trust Fund Fee (Non-Interest Bearing Accounts) 117.055
Local Government Code
5% of the Principal
Authenticated Copy       
$3.00 + Certification Fee
Copies 118.0605
Local Government Code
$1.00 Per Page
Certified Copies 118.060
Local Government Code
$1.00/Page
$5.00/Document to Certify
Faxes of Copy Requests
$2.00 Per Page
Copy of Videotape
$2.50 if Tape Not Provided
Returned Check Fee 118.011
Local Government Code
$30.00
Serving by Certified Mail 118.063
Local Government Code
$75.00
Judge Fee 118.101
Local Government Code
$2.00
Clerk Fee 118.055
Local Government Code
$40.00
Law Library1 323.023
Local Government Code
$35.00
Judicial Training (JTP)   118.064
Local Government Code
$3.00
Appellant Fee1 22.2061
Government Code
$5.00
Court Reporter (Courts with official Court Reporters) 51.601
Government Code
$15.00
Management Fee1 118.0546
Local Government Code
$5.00
Record Preservation Fee 51.708
Government Code
$10.00
Court Security1 291.008
Local Government Code
$5.00
BCLSFI (Basic Civil Legal Service for Indigent) 133.153
Local Government Code
$10.00
Judge Fee 118.011
Local Government Code
$2.00
Judiciary Support 133.154
Local Government Code
$42.00
Guardianship Fee 118.052 (2)(E)
Local Government Code
$20.00
State Electronic Fund Fee 51.851(b)
Government Code
$30.00

1Set by Commissioners' Court