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Superior Court of California - County of San Diego: Probate: Probate Fees
    

Probate Fees

The following fees apply to probate. To view the court's complete fee schedule, click here.


PROBATE FEES

Ref# Probate Fees Code Section(s) Total fee
120 First-filed petition for letters of administration or letters testamentary, first-filed petition for special letters of administration with powers of general representative under Prob.C 8545, first account of trustee of testamentary trust subject to continuing court jurisdiction under Prob.C 17300 et seq. GC 70650(a) , 70602.5, 70602.6 $435
121 First objection to probate of will or codicil (Prob.C 8250); first petition for revocation of probate of will or codicil (Prob.C 8270) (if filed together with petition for appointment of personal representative under GC 70650(c), only the fee under GC 70650(c) is charged) GC 70650(b) , 70602.5, 70602.6 $435
122 Later-filed petition for letters of administration, letters testamentary, or special letters of administration with powers of general representative by a person other than the original petitioner GC 70650(c) , 70602.5, 70602.6 $435
123 First or subsequent petition for special letters of administration without powers of general personal representative GC 70657.5(a)(3) $200
124 Opposition to a petition for appointment of a personal representative in a decedent's estate, other than a competing petition for appointment or a will contest, and objection or other opposition to first account of testamentary trustee subject to court supervision GC 70651 , 70602.5, 70602.6 $435
125 Petition (or opposition to petition) concerning the internal affairs of a trust under Prob.C 17200 et seq., or first account of trustee of testamentary trust subject to continuing court jursidiction under Prob. C 17300 et seq. GC 70652 , 70602.5, 70602.6 $435
126 Petition (or opposition to petition) concerning the internal affairs of a trust created by court order under Prob.C 2580, 3100, or 3600 (trusts not subject to the $350 fee under GC 70652) GC 70657.5(a)(1),
70652(d)
$200
127 Petition for appointment of conservator, guardian of the estate or guardian of the person and estate or opposition to these petitions other than competing petition for appointment GC 70653(a), (b), 70602.5, 70602.6 $435
128 Opposition to petition for appointment of conservator, guardian of the estate or guardian of the person and estate filed by or on behalf of the proposed conservatee or proposed ward or a parent of the proposed ward GC 70653(f) No fee
129 Petition for appointment of guardian of the person only or opposition to petition other than competing petition for appointment GC 70654(a), (b), 70602.5 $225
130 Opposition to petition by the proposed ward or the parent of the proposed ward GC 70654(e) No fee
131 Petition or opposition filed after issuance of letters of guardianship or temporary guardianship, in guardianship of the person only GC 70657(e) No fee
132 First or subsequent petition for temporary letters of conservatorship or guardianship GC 70657(a)(4) $60
133 Petition commencing other proceedings under the Probate Code and objections or other opposition to such petitions, including the following: GC 70655,
70602.5, 70602.6
$435
134 Petition to determine the fact of death to determine title to real property and objections or other opposition (Prob.C 200) GC 70655(c)(4),
70602.5, 70602.6
$435
135 Petition for an order concerning a particular transaction and objections or other opposition (Prob.C 3100) GC 70655(c)(5),
70602.5, 70602.6
$435
136 Petition for an order concerning capacity determination and health care decision authority for adult without conservator and objections or other opposition (Prob.C 3200) GC 70655(c)(6),
70602.5, 70602.6
$435
137 Petition for compromise of the claim of a minor or disabled adult, no civil action pending, and objections or other opposition (Prob.C 3600) GC 70655(c)(1),
70602.5, 70602.6
$435
138 Petition concerning a power of attorney and objections or other opposition (Prob.C 4541) GC 70655(c)(8),
70602.5, 70602.6
$435
139 Petition concerning advance health care directive and objections or other opposition (Prob.C 4766) GC 70655(c)(7),
70602.5, 70602.6
$435
140 Petition to determine succession to real property and objections or other opposition (Prob.C 13151) GC 70655(c)(2),
70602.5, 70602.6
$435
141 Spousal or domestic partnership property petition and objections or other opposition (Prob.C 13650) GC 70655(c)(3),
70602.5, 70602.6
$435
142 Petition for approval, compromise, or settlement of claims against deceased settlor, or for allocation of amounts due between trusts, or objections or other opposition (Prob.C 19020) GC 70655(c)(9),
70602.5, 70602.6
$435
143 Any other petition that commences a proceeding under the Probate Code and objections or other opposition GC 70655(c)(10),
70602.5, 70602.6
$435
144 Petition for order setting aside estate of small value if no estate is pending for the decedent (Prob.C 6602) GC 70656(a),
70602.5
$225
145 Opposition to petition for order setting aside estate of small value (Prob.C 6602) GC 70656(b),
70602.5
$225
146 Petition (or opposition to petition) for an order listed below, filed after issuance of letters testamentary, letters of administration, or letters of special administration to a personal representative of a decedent's estate; letters of guardianship or temporary guardianship to a guardian of the estate or person and estate; or letters of conservatorship or temporary conservatorship to a conservator (but for estate proceedings begun after 8/17/03, see line 146) GC 70658(a),
70602.5, 70602.6
$435
  • Petition for order concerning sale, lease, encumbrance, grant of an option, purchase, conveyance, or exchange of property
GC 70658(a)(1),
70602.5, 70602.6
  • Petition for order settling an account of a fiduciary
GC 70658(a)(2),
70602.5, 70602.6
  • Petition for order authorizing, instructing, or directing a fiduciary, or approving or confirming acts of a fiduciary
GC 70658(a)(3),
70602.5, 70602.6
  • Petition for order concerning payment of compensation or expenses of an attorney
GC 70658(a)(4),
70602.5, 70602.6
  • Petition for order concerning payment of compensation or expenses of a fiduciary
GC 70658(a)(5),
70602.5, 70602.6
  • Petition for order surcharging or removing a fiduciary
GC 70658(a)(6),
70602.5, 70602.6
  • Petition for order transferring or authorizing transfer of property of an estate to a fiduciary in another jurisdiction
GC 70658(a)(7),
70602.5, 70602.6
  • Petition for order allowing a fiduciary's request to resign
GC 70658(a)(8),
70602.5, 70602.6
  • Petition for order adjudicating a claim to property under Prob.C 850 et seq.
GC 70658(a)(9),
70602.5, 70602.6
  • Petition for order granting permission to fix the residence of a ward or conservatee outside of California
GC 70658(a)(10),
70602.5, 70602.6
  • Petition for order concerning payments for support, maintenance, or education of a ward or conservatee or a of person entitled to support, maintenance, or education from a ward or conservatee
GC 70658(a)(11),
70602.5, 70602.6
  • Petition for order concerning payment of surplus income to relatives of a conservatee (Prob.C 2423) or concerning substituted judgment (Prob.C 2580)
GC 70658(a)(12),
70602.5, 70602.6
  • Petition for order affecting legal capacity of a conservatee under Prob.C 1870 et seq.
GC 70658(a)(13),
70602.5, 70602.6
  • Petition for order adjudicating merits of a claim under Prob.C 2500 et seq.
GC 70658(a)(14),
70602.5, 70602.6
147 Petition (or opposition to petition) filed after the issuance of temporary letters of guardianship or conservatorship or letters of guardianship or conservatorship not subject to the $435 fee in GC 70658(a) and not exempt under GC 70657(e) GC 70657(a)(3) $60
148 Petition (or opposition to petition) filed after the issuance of letters of guardianship or temporary letters of guardianship in a guardianship of the person only GC 70657(e),
70658(c)(1)
No fee
149 Disclaimer of interest in a decedent's estate GC 70657.5(c),
70658(c)(2)
No fee
150 Petition (or opposition to petition) after issuance of special letters of administration or letters testamentary or of administration in decedents' estates that are not subject to the $435 fee in GC 70658(a) GC 70657.5(a)(2) $200
151 Motion, application or other paper requiring a hearing after the first paper, including motion or other paper listed in GC 70617(a) (motions listed in CCP 1005(a)(1)-(12), motion to continue a trial date, discovery motions, motion for new trial) GC 70657(a)(1),
70617(a)
$60

152 Application for ex parte relief other than ex parte petition for discharge. GC 70657(a)(2) $60
153 Ex parte petition for discharge of personal representative, conservator, or guardian upon completion of court-ordered distribution or transfer GC 70657(a)(2) No fee
154 Motion or other paper listed in GC 70617(b) (list of 13 items), including: GC 70657(b) No fee
  • Amended notice of motion
GC 70657(b),
70617(b)(2)
  • Civil case management statement
GC 70657(b),
70617(b)(3)
  • Request for trial de novo after judicial arbitration
GC 70657(b),
70617(b)(4)
  • Stipulation that does not require an order
GC 70657(b),
70617(b)(5)
  • A request for entry of default or default judgment
GC 70657(b),
70617(b)(8)
  • Paper requiring a hearing on a petition to approve the compromise of a claim of a minor or person with a disability under Prob.C 3600.
GC 70657(b),
70617(b)(13)
155 Petition to withdraw funds from blocked account GC 70657(a) $60
156 Motion for summary judgment GC 70657(c),
70617(d)
$500
157 Deposit of estate planning documents GC 70660 $20
158 Search for estate documents, for each search longer than 10 minutes GC 70661 $15
159 Petition to establish record of birth, death, or marriage H&S 103470,
70602.5
$225
160 Affidavit procedure for real property of small value under Prob.C 13201 GC 70626(b)(9) $30
161 Delivery of will to the court in which the estate may be administered (Prob.C 8200) GC 70626(d) $50
162 Guardianship investigations Prob.C 1513.1 $800 (full)
$450 (partial)
163 Information package for conservators Prob.C 1835 $20
164 Conservatorship investigator's fee Prob.C 1851.5 $800 (initial)
$800 (other)
165 Petition for summary probate (Public Administrator only) Prob.C 7660 $205
166 Request for special notice in decedent's estate, guardianship, conservatorship, and trust proceedings (Prob.C 1250, 2700, 17204) GC 70662 $40
167 Registration of a conservatorship established outside of California GC 70663 $30
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