Florida probate court costs increase

Breaking News: Probate Court Filing Fees Increase Statewide

In Florida Probate News by Long

Filing fees for probate matters just went up along with a host of other clerk’s fees throughout the 67 Florida Counties.

The increase took effect June 1, 2009.

The fees below are from the Martin County Clerk of Court’s website but are representative of the fee increases in all Florida counties.
Florida probate court costs increase


Summary Administration-less than $1000:  $235.00
Summary Administration-$1000 or more: $345.00
Formal Administration $400.00

This amounts to a $115.00 increase for each type of administration.

Clerk’s fees saw it’s last increase back on July 1, 2008 (PDF of Martin County’s then posted fees) and chances are, some select fees will increase yet again on July 1, 2009.

Melissa Holsman covered the story for TCPalm.com:

Court clerks statewide opposed the new fees, she said, which were signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Charlie Crist.
Nearly all of cash generated from the new fees will go straight into state coffers.
“This money will not in any way benefit the clerks,” Ewing said. “It’s money that will be sent to the state.”