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Section 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
___________________________________________________$ 12.00
Waivers and proof of notice of hearing on account, per page, minimum one dollar
___________________________________________________$ 1.00
(2)Account of distribution, in addition to advertising charges
___________________________________________________$ 7.00
(3)Adoption of child, petition for
___________________________________________________$ 50.00
(4)Alter or cancel contract for sale or purchase of real property, complaint to
___________________________________________________$ 20.00
(5)Application and order not otherwise provided for in this section or by rule adopted pursuant to division (E) of this section
___________________________________________________$ 5.00
(6)Appropriation suit, per day, hearing in
___________________________________________________$ 20.00
(7)Birth, application for registration of
___________________________________________________$ 7.00
(8)Birth record, application to correct
___________________________________________________$ 5.00
(9)Bond, application for new or additional
___________________________________________________$ 5.00
(10)Bond, application for release of surety or reduction of
___________________________________________________$ 5.00
(11)Bond, receipt for securities deposited in lieu of
___________________________________________________$ 5.00
(12)Certified copy of journal entry, record, or proceeding, per page, minimum fee one dollar
___________________________________________________$ 1.00
(13)Citation and issuing citation, application for
___________________________________________________$ 5.00
(14)Change of name, petition for
___________________________________________________$ 20.00
(15)Claim, application of administrator or executor for allowance of administrator's or executor's own
___________________________________________________$ 10.00
(16)Claim, application to compromise or settle
___________________________________________________$ 10.00
(17)Claim, authority to present
___________________________________________________$ 10.00
(18)Commissioner, appointment of
___________________________________________________$ 5.00
(19)Compensation for extraordinary services and attorney's fees for fiduciary, application for
___________________________________________________$ 5.00
(20)Competency, application to procure adjudication of
___________________________________________________$ 20.00
(21)Complete contract, application to
___________________________________________________$ 10.00
(22)Concealment of assets, citation for
___________________________________________________$ 10.00
(23)Construction of will, complaint for
___________________________________________________$ 20.00
(24)Continue decedent's business, application to
___________________________________________________$ 10.00
Monthly reports of operation
___________________________________________________$ 5.00
(25)Declaratory judgment, complaint for
___________________________________________________$ 20.00
(26)Deposit of will
___________________________________________________$ 5.00
(27)Designation of heir
___________________________________________________$ 20.00
(28)Distribution in kind, application, assent, and order for
___________________________________________________$ 5.00
(29)Distribution under section 2109.36 of the Revised Code, application for an order of
___________________________________________________$ 7.00
(30)Docketing and indexing proceedings, including the filing and noting of all necessary documents, maximum fee, fifteen dollars
___________________________________________________$ 15.00
(31)Exceptions to any proceeding named in this section, contest of appointment or
___________________________________________________$ 10.00
(32)Election of surviving partner to purchase assets of partnership, proceedings relating to
___________________________________________________$ 10.00
(33)Election of surviving spouse under will
___________________________________________________$ 5.00
(34)Fiduciary, including an assignee or trustee of an insolvent debtor or any guardian or conservator accountable to the probate court, appointment of
___________________________________________________$ 35.00
(35)Foreign will, application to record
___________________________________________________$ 10.00
Record of foreign will, additional, per page
___________________________________________________$ 1.00
(36)Forms when supplied by the probate court, not to exceed
___________________________________________________$ 10.00
(37)Heirship, complaint to determine
___________________________________________________$ 20.00
(38)Injunction proceedings
___________________________________________________$ 20.00
(39)Improve real property, petition to
___________________________________________________$ 20.00
(40)Inventory with appraisement
___________________________________________________$ 10.00
(41)Inventory without appraisement
___________________________________________________$ 7.00
(42)Investment or expenditure of funds, application for
___________________________________________________$ 10.00
(43)Invest in real property, application to
___________________________________________________$ 10.00
(44)Lease for oil, gas, coal, or other mineral, petition to
___________________________________________________$ 20.00
(45)Lease or lease and improve real property, petition to
___________________________________________________$ 20.00
(46)Marriage license
___________________________________________________$ 10.00
Certified abstract of each marriage
___________________________________________________$ 2.00
(47)Minor or incompetent person, etc., disposal of estate under twenty-five thousand dollars of
___________________________________________________$ 10.00
(48)Mortgage or mortgage and repair or improve real property, complaint to
___________________________________________________$ 20.00
(49)Newly discovered assets, report of
___________________________________________________$ 7.00
(50)Nonresident executor or administrator to bar creditors' claims, proceedings by
___________________________________________________$ 20.00
(51)Power of attorney or revocation of power, bonding company
___________________________________________________$ 10.00
(52)Presumption of death, petition to establish
___________________________________________________$ 20.00
(53)Probating will
___________________________________________________$ 15.00
Proof of notice to beneficiaries
___________________________________________________$ 5.00
(54)Purchase personal property, application of surviving spouse to
___________________________________________________$ 10.00
(55)Purchase real property at appraised value, petition of surviving spouse to
___________________________________________________$ 20.00
(56)Receipts in addition to advertising charges, application and order to record
___________________________________________________$ 5.00
Record of those receipts, additional, per page
___________________________________________________$ 1.00
(57)Record in excess of fifteen hundred words in any proceeding in the probate court, per page
___________________________________________________$ 1.00
(58)Release of estate by mortgagee or other lienholder
___________________________________________________$ 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
___________________________________________________$ 60.00
(60)Removal of fiduciary, application for
___________________________________________________$ 10.00
(61)Requalification of executor or administrator
___________________________________________________$ 10.00
(62)Resignation of fiduciary
___________________________________________________$ 5.00
(63)Sale bill, public sale of personal property
___________________________________________________$ 10.00
(64)Sale of personal property and report, application for
___________________________________________________$ 10.00
(65)Sale of real property, petition for
___________________________________________________$ 25.00
(66)Terminate guardianship, petition to
___________________________________________________$ 10.00
(67)Transfer of real property, application, entry, and certificate for
___________________________________________________$ 7.00
(68)Unclaimed money, application to invest
___________________________________________________$ 7.00
(69)Vacate approval of account or order of distribution, motion to
___________________________________________________$ 10.00
(70)Writ of execution
___________________________________________________$ 5.00
(71)Writ of possession
___________________________________________________$ 5.00
(72)Wrongful death, application and settlement of claim for
___________________________________________________$ 20.00
(73)Year's allowance, petition to review
___________________________________________________$ 7.00
(74)Guardian's report, filing and review of
___________________________________________________$ 5.00
(75)Mentally ill person subject to court order, filing of affidavit and proceedings for
___________________________________________________$ 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 a ward 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.

The Legislative Service Commission presents the text of this section as a composite of the section as amended by multiple acts of the General Assembly. This presentation recognizes the principle stated in R.C. 1.52(B) that amendments are to be harmonized if reasonably capable of simultaneous operation.

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