Make a Payment

In Person
Payments can be made in the clerks office of the Delaware County Probate Court during normal court hours via cash, check, money order or credit card (via public terminal).

Via Mail or Commercial Carrier
Payments may be mailed to the Delaware County Probate Court at the following address
(for commercial carrier exclude the PO Box):

Delaware County Probate Court
145 N. Union Street, 3rd floor, PO Box 8006 Delaware, Ohio 43015

  • To ensure that the payment is applied correctly, please include the case number and the fees that the funds are to be applied to on the memo line of the check.
  • For your protection, DO NOT send cash through the mail.

Online  
Payments can be made online via the eServices portal. ePayments are processed by PayPal; transactions are subject to a convenience fee in the amount of 4.5%. The fees are pursuant to Section 301.28 of the Ohio Revised Code. Without exception, the aforementioned fees are non-refundable.

Probate Cost Deposit Schedule

These fees are considered initial deposits. Actual costs are accrued throughout proceedings and additional deposits may be required.


ADOPTIONS

Adult $126.50
Includes $21.50 for birth certificate, if applicable

Full/Pre-placement* $1,493.00
Includes $21.50 for birth certificate, if applicable

Step-Parent* $516.00
Includes $21.50 for birth certificate, if applicable

* For the above cases, if more than one (1) child is involved, an additional $175.00 per child will be charged.

Refinalization** $400.00
Includes $21.50 for birth certificate, if applicable

**For the above case, if more than one (1) child is involved, an additional $75.00 per child will be charged.

Public Agency $195.00
(DCJFS Only) Includes $21.50 for birth certificate for one child, additional children $21.50 each

Private Agency $400.00
(JFS outside of Delaware County and other private agencies) Includes $21.50 for birth certificate for one child, additional children $21.50 each

BIRTH RECORDS

Correction of (all types) $87.00

Registration of $87.00

CIVIL COMPLAINTS/WILL CONTESTS $160.00

CONSERVATORSHIP $102.00

DISINTERMENT $65.00
Plus proof of Notice ($1.00 per page)

ESTATES and Wrongful Death Cases – $200.00
(With Will or without Will)
Special Administrator $90.00

GUARDIANSHIPS

Adult Person and/or Estate $225.00

Minor Person, or Person and Estate $225.00

Minor Estate Only (No Investigation) $125.00

Dispensing with Guardianship $70.00

Emergency $83.00

Power of Attorney -Nominating Guardian of Minor Child (Deposit for Safekeeping) $15.00

Nomination of Guardian for Incompetent (Deposit for Safekeeping) $15.00

MARRIAGE LICENSES $41.00

MENTAL COMMITMENT $55.00
Plus possible sheriff fees

MINOR’S CLAIM/SETTLEMENT $70.00

NAME CHANGE

Adults – $104.00

Minors – $110.00
Plus advertising in both types of cases to be paid directly to the publishing newspaper (i.e. the Delaware Gazette)

PATERNITY DECLARATION (ADULT) $65.00

ESTATE RELEASES

Application for Summary Release $88.00

Release with Will filed for Record Only $93.00

Release with Probate of Will $108.00

Application to Release Estate from Administration $88.00
There may be additional charges for Auto Title Transfers or Certificates of Transfer

Short Form Release from Administration $35.00

REAL ESTATE TRANSFER ONLY
This deposit covers one (1) parcel only $68.00

STRUCTURED SETTLEMENT TRANSFERS $100.00

TAXES (ESTATE TAX)
Tax filing only $58.00

TRUSTS/Special Needs Trusts $120.00

WILLS

Will for Record Only (New Case) $58.00

Will for Record Only with Taxes $63.00

File Will for Safekeeping $35.00

FOREIGN RECORDS ADMINISTRATION/ANCILLARY ADMINISTRATION $200.00

MISCELLANEOUS COSTS AND FEES

Account Filing $17.00
Affidavits/Certificates $5.00
Applications $5.00

Application for Certificate of Transfer $5.00

        Appointment of Appraiser $5.00

       Application to Approve Settlement and Distribution of Wrongful Death w/ existing case $20.00

Authenticated Copies (per page) $2.10
Certificate of Termination $10.00
Certificate of Transfer – each $5.00
Creditor’s Claims $10.00

Consent $1.00
Copies (per page) $0.10
Certified Copies (per page) $2.10
Certified Copy of Marriage Record $2.00
Copy of the Local Rules $5.00

Custodian (Successor) UTMA, Application $58.00
Declaratory Judgment Petition filed in open estate case $20.00

Declination $5.00
Designation of Heir, Application $20.00

Disclaimer $5.00
Election of Surviving Spouse $5.00

Exceptions $10.00
Insolvency $20.00
Inventory $17.00
Letters (for all cases) $2.00 

Motions $5.00
Proof of Service $1.00
Filing of Claim $10.00
Release of Claim $5.00

Release of Information $25.00
Re-Appointment of Executor/Administrator $10.00
Reports $5.00

Safe Deposit Box Entry $25.00
Tax Forms $5.00
Verification – Custodial (Initial or Annual) $5.00
Waivers/Consents per sheet of paper $1.00