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Register of Wills Office

Hon. Harold K. Brode, - Registrar

555 Bay Rd Dover, DE 19901 Rm. 113

(302) 744-2330 / Fax: (302) 735 - 3475

Email:  registrar@co.kent.de.us

 

Office Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm Mon.-Fri.

                     8:00am-7:30pm First Wednesday of each month

 *for appointments please contact staff at number above.

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Fee Schedule

 

Register of Wills fees shall be as follows:
Filing petition for granting Letters of Administration and Testamentary $5.00 per page 2 or more personal representatives $10.00
Granting Letters of Administration under seal, making bond and making registry thereof, if the estate is $1.00 and less than $29,999.99 $25.00 per account
Over $30,000 and less than $99,999.99 $50.00 per account
Over $100,000 and less than $499,999.99 $75.00 per account
Over $500,000 and less that $999,999.99 $100.00 per account
Each additional increment of $0 to $500,000 $100.00 per account
Exemplification / Chancery $25.00, plus $2.00 per page, plus $50 payable to Court of Chancery
Short Certificates $3.00
Power of Attorney $2.00
Renunciation $3.00 per page
Small estate and funeral director affidavits $5.00, plus $2.00 each additional issued per visit
Filing certified death certificate $1.00
Register's order (advertising, including handbills) $7.00
Inventory $15.00
Statement of claim $5.00 plus $1.00 per extra page
Search $5.00
Certification $5.00, plus $2.00 each page
Two witnesses $5.00 for all
Rule 190 $5.00
Requesting a will from out-of-state $25.00
No DE estate tax due affidavit $10.00
Commissions $25.00
Taking and registering probate of will (order & decree) $2.00 per page
Recording and indexing final accounting $20.00
Releases (per page) $5.00
Bond reduction $1.00
Spousal allowance $5.00
Petition or application for revoking letters $10.00
Register of wills hearing (Rule To Show Cause) / Chancery $25.00, plus $50 payable to Court of Chancery
Filing any paper in estate folder not otherwise specified $1.00 per page
Copies $1.00
Sitting in trial $50.00 per day
Form 650 or 651 - no asset form $10.00
Subpoenas $20.00
Providing an order page $10.00
Life estate termination $15.00
Advertising costs; rates vary with cost of ad  
Adjusting, settling and clarifying accounts 1.75 % of the amount of net personal estate (disregarding all disbursements made, or to be made, for legacies, bequests or distributive shares due to legatees, heirs at law or persons otherwise entitled).
Affidavits of jointly-held real property $10.00
Disclaimer $10.00
Small estate affidavit via mail $10.00, each additional copy requested at the same time $5.00
File will (not probated) $1.00 per page
  
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