2101.16 Fees.

(A) Except as provided in section 2101.164 of the Revised Code, the fees enumerated in this division shall be charged and collected, if possible, by the probate judge and shall be in full for all services rendered in the respective proceedings:

(1)

Account, in addition to advertising charges and...................................................................... $

12.00

  

Waivers and proof of notice of hearing on account, per page, minimum one dollarand...................................................................... $

1.00

(2)

Account of distribution, in addition to advertising chargesand...................................................................... $

7.00

(3)

Adoption of child, petition forand...................................................................... $

50.00

(4)

Alter or cancel contract for sale or purchase of real property, complaint toand...................................................................... $

20.00

(5)

Application and order not otherwise provided for in this section or by rule adopted pursuant to division (E) of this sectionand...................................................................... $

5.00

(6)

Appropriation suit, per day, hearing inand...................................................................... $

20.00

(7)

Birth, application for registration ofand...................................................................... $

7.00

(8)

Birth record, application to correctand...................................................................... $

5.00

(9)

Bond, application for new or additionaland...................................................................... $

5.00

(10)

Bond, application for release of surety or reduction ofand...................................................................... $

5.00

(11)

Bond, receipt for securities deposited in lieu of and...................................................................... $

5.00

(12)

Certified copy of journal entry, record, or proceeding, per page, minimum fee one dollar and...................................................................... $

1.00

(13)

Citation and issuing citation, application for and...................................................................... $

5.00

(14)

Change of name, petition forand......................................................................$

20.00

(15)

Claim, application of administrator or executor for allowance of administrator's or executor's own and...................................................................... $

10.00

(16)

Claim, application to compromise or settle and...................................................................... $

10.00

(17)

Claim, authority to presentand...................................................................... $

10.00

(18)

Commissioner, appointment ofand...................................................................... $

5.00

(19)

Compensation for extraordinary services and attorney's fees for fiduciary, application for and...................................................................... $

5.00

(20)

Competency, application to procure adjudication of and...................................................................... $

20.00

(21)

Complete contract, application toand...................................................................... $

10.00

(22)

Concealment of assets, citation forand...................................................................... $

10.00

(23)

Construction of will, complaint forand...................................................................... $

20.00

(24)

Continue decedent's business, application to and...................................................................... $

10.00

  

Monthly reports of operationand...................................................................... $

5.00

(25)

Declaratory judgment, complaint forand...................................................................... $

20.00

(26)

Deposit of willand...................................................................... $

5.00

(27)

Designation of heirand...................................................................... $

20.00

(28)

Distribution in kind, application, assent, and order forand...................................................................... $

5.00

(29)

Distribution under section 2109.36 of the Revised Code, application for an order ofand...................................................................... $

7.00

(30)

Docketing and indexing proceedings, including the filing and noting of all necessary documents, maximum fee, fifteen dollars and...................................................................... $

15.00

(31)

Exceptions to any proceeding named in this section, contest of appointment orand...................................................................... $

10.00

(32)

Election of surviving partner to purchase assets of partnership, proceedings relating toand...................................................................... $

10.00

(33)

Election of surviving spouse under willand...................................................................... $

5.00

(34)

Fiduciary, including an assignee or trustee of an insolvent debtor or any guardian or conservator accountable to the probate court, appointment ofand...................................................................... $

35.00

(35)

Foreign will, application to recordand...................................................................... $

10.00

  

Record of foreign will, additional, per page and...................................................................... $

1.00

(36)

Forms when supplied by the probate court, not to exceedand...................................................................... $

10.00

(37)

Heirship, complaint to determineand...................................................................... $

20.00

(38)

Injunction proceedingsand...................................................................... $

20.00

(39)

Improve real property, petition toand...................................................................... $

20.00

(40)

Inventory with appraisementand...................................................................... $

10.00

(41)

Inventory without appraisementand...................................................................... $

7.00

(42)

Investment or expenditure of funds, application forand...................................................................... $

10.00

(43)

Invest in real property, application toand...................................................................... $

10.00

(44)

Lease for oil, gas, coal, or other mineral, petition toand...................................................................... $

20.00

(45)

Lease or lease and improve real property, petition toand...................................................................... $

20.00

(46)

Marriage licenseand...................................................................... $

10.00

  

Certified abstract of each marriageand...................................................................... $

2.00

(47)

Minor or incompetent person, etc., disposal of estate under twenty-five thousand dollars of and...................................................................... $

10.00

(48)

Mortgage or mortgage and repair or improve real property, complaint toand...................................................................... $

20.00

(49)

Newly discovered assets, report ofand...................................................................... $

7.00

(50)

Nonresident executor or administrator to bar creditors' claims, proceedings byand...................................................................... $

20.00

(51)

Power of attorney or revocation of power, bonding companyand...................................................................... $

10.00

(52)

Presumption of death, petition to establishand...................................................................... $

20.00

(53)

Probating willand...................................................................... $

15.00

  

Proof of notice to beneficiariesand...................................................................... $

5.00

(54)

Purchase personal property, application of surviving spouse toand...................................................................... $

10.00

(55)

Purchase real property at appraised value, petition of surviving spouse toand...................................................................... $

20.00

(56)

Receipts in addition to advertising charges, application and order to recordand...................................................................... $

5.00

  

Record of those receipts, additional, per page and...................................................................... $

1.00

(57)

Record in excess of fifteen hundred words in any proceeding in the probate court, per pageand...................................................................... $

1.00

(58)

Release of estate by mortgagee or other lienholder and...................................................................... $

5.00

(59)

Relieving an estate from administration under section 2113.03 of the Revised Code or granting an order for a summary release from administration under section 2113.031 of the Revised Code and...................................................................... $

60.00

(60)

Removal of fiduciary, application forand...................................................................... $

10.00

(61)

Requalification of executor or administrator and...................................................................... $

10.00

(62)

Resignation of fiduciaryand...................................................................... $

5.00

(63)

Sale bill, public sale of personal propertyand...................................................................... $

10.00

(64)

Sale of personal property and report, application forand...................................................................... $

10.00

(65)

Sale of real property, petition forand...................................................................... $

25.00

(66)

Terminate guardianship, petition toand...................................................................... $

10.00

(67)

Transfer of real property, application, entry, and certificate forand...................................................................... $

7.00

(68)

Unclaimed money, application to investand...................................................................... $

7.00

(69)

Vacate approval of account or order of distribution, motion toand...................................................................... $

10.00

(70)

Writ of executionand...................................................................... $

5.00

(71)

Writ of possessionand...................................................................... $

5.00

(72)

Wrongful death, application and settlement of claim for......................................................................$

20.00

(73)

Year's allowance, petition to reviewand.....................................................................$

7.00

(74)

Guardian's report, filing and review ofand......................................................................$

5.00

(75)

Mentally ill person subject to court order, filing of affidavit and proceedings forand......................................................................$

25.00

(B)

(1) In relation to an application for the appointment of a guardian or the review of a report of a guardian under section 2111.49 of the Revised Code, the probate court, pursuant to court order or in accordance with a court rule, may direct that the applicant or the estate pay any or all of the expenses of an investigation conducted pursuant to section 2111.041 or division (A)(2) of section 2111.49 of the Revised Code. If the investigation is conducted by a public employee or investigator who is paid by the county, the fees for the investigation shall be paid into the county treasury. If the court finds that an alleged incompetent or award is indigent, the court may waive the costs, fees, and expenses of an investigation.

(2) In relation to the appointment or functioning of a guardian for a minor or the guardianship of a minor, the probate court may direct that the applicant or the estate pay any or all of the expenses of an investigation conducted pursuant to section 2111.042 of the Revised Code. If the investigation is conducted by a public employee or investigator who is paid by the county, the fees for the investigation shall be paid into the county treasury. If the court finds that the guardian or applicant is indigent, the court may waive the costs, fees, and expenses of an investigation.

(3) In relation to the filing of an affidavit of mental illness for a mentally ill person subject to court order, the court may waive the fee under division (A)(75) of this section if the court finds that the affiant is indigent or for good cause shown.

(C) Thirty dollars of the thirty-five-dollar fee collected pursuant to division (A)(34) of this section and twenty dollars of the sixty-dollar fee collected pursuant to division (A)(59) of this section shall be deposited by the county treasurer in the indigent guardianship fund created pursuant to section 2111.51 of the Revised Code.

(D) The fees of witnesses, jurors, sheriffs, coroners, and constables for services rendered in the probate court or by order of the probate judge shall be the same as provided for similar services in the court of common pleas.

(E) The probate court, by rule, may require an advance deposit for costs, not to exceed one hundred twenty-five dollars, at the time application is made for an appointment as executor or administrator or at the time a will is presented for probate.

(F)

(1) Thirty dollars of the fifty-dollar fee collected pursuant to division (A)(3) of this section shall be deposited into the "putative father registry fund," which is hereby created in the state treasury. The department of job and family services shall use the money in the fund to fund the department's costs of performing its duties related to the putative father registry established under section 3107.062 of the Revised Code.

(2) If the department determines that money in the putative father registry fund is more than is needed for its duties related to the putative father registry, the department may use the surplus moneys in the fund as permitted in division (C) of section 2151.3534, division (B) of section 2151.3530, or section 5103.155 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 2101.16

Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 332, §1, eff. 4/6/2017.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 56, SB 23, §1, eff. 3/20/2015.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 43, §1, eff. 9/17/2014.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.52, SB 124, §1, eff. 1/13/2012.

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.13, SB 106, §1, eff. 3/23/2010.

Effective Date: 06-26-2003; 2007 HB372 03-24-2008