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Probate Court Filing Fees in Massachusetts

 
Accounts
Previous Probate
Filing Fee
Gross Value under $1,000
no fee
no fee
Over $1,000 and under $10,000 per year Fees shall not exceed $170 regardless of the time covered by such account
$75.00
$75.00
$10,000 to $100,000 (per year or major part of year)
$100.00
$100.00
$100,000 - $500,000 (per year or major part of year)
$150.00
$150.00
$500,000 - $1million (per year or major part of year)
$200.00
$200.00
$1 million - $2 million (per year or major part of year)
$400.00
$400.00
$2 million - $5 million (per year or major part of year)
 
$750.00
$5 million - $7.5 million (per year or major part of year)
 
$1,500.00
Adjudication of Intestacy and Appointment of Personal Representative (If No Will)
Includes Bond and Initial Letter of Appointment
150.00 + Bond 50.00 + Surcharge 15.00 + Citation 15.00 TOTAL$230.00

Formal Probate: $390

Probate of Will, and Appointment of Personal Representative

Includes Bond and Initial Letter of Appointment

150.00 + Bond 50.00 +Surcharge 15.00
+ Citation 15.00
TOTAL$230.00
Informal Probate: $390
($15 discount if will is already on file)
Formal Probate: $390

Petition for Appointment of Special Personal Representative.
Includes Bond & Initial Letter of Appointment

 
$390
Voluntary Administration Statement for Testate (with a Will) and Intestate (without a Will)
$135
$115
+ $7.50 copy charge
Sale of Real Estate Petition, including sale of remainders:
Value $100,000 or less
$100.00
$100.00
Value over $100,000 to 250,000
$250.00
$250.00
Value over $250,000 to $500,000
$500.00
$500.00
Value over $500,000 to $1 million
$750.00
$750.00
Value more than $1 million
$1,000.00
$1,000.00
Order of Complete Settlement Petition  
75.00
Guardianship - Conservatorship
Petition for Conservator  
$255.00
Petition to Expand, Limit or Modify powers of a Conservator  
$150.00
Petition for Guardianship  
No charge
Petition for Termination of Conservatorship  
$100.00
Petition for Order of Complete Settlement of Conservator's Final Account  
$75.00
Trusts
Petition to Terminate Trust  
$240 + $15 Surcharge
Order of Complete Settlement Petition  
$75.00
   

Source: Probate Filing Fee Schedule October, 2012