SAN FRANCISCO SUPERIOR COURT

400 McAllister St., Room 103, San Francisco, CA 94102-4514

PROBATE FEE SCHEDULE
Effective January 1, 2004

PROBATE FEES
First Petition for Probate of Will and for Letters Testamentary; Letters of Administration with will annexed;
Letters of Administration; First Account of a testamentary trustee of a trust that is subject to the continuing
jurisdiction of the court [GC§26827(a), GC §68087, GC §69926.5 (a)(b)]:
Value of Estate or Trust

Filing Fee

(1) under $250,000 ........................................................................................................................... $267.50*
(2) $250,000 to $499,999................................................................................................................... $339.00*
(3) $500,000 to $749,999................................................................................................................... $449.00*
(4) $750,000 to $999,999................................................................................................................... $614.00*
(5) $1,000,000 to $1,499,999 .......................................................................................................... $1,164.00*
(6) $1,500,000 to $1,999,999 .......................................................................................................... $2,264.00*
(7) $2,000,000 to $2,499,999 .......................................................................................................... $2,814.00*
(8) $2,500,000 to $3,499,999 .......................................................................................................... $3,914.00*
(9) $3,500,000 and over..............................................................$3,914 + 0.22% of amount over $3,500,000*
*26827(b)
…final appraised value of the decedent's estate would result in a filing fee different from the filing fee actually paid, an
adjustment shall be made at the time of the final account, under rules adopted by the Judicial Council. The filing fee for a
trustee under subdivision (a) shall be based on the value of the trust shown in the first account.
[GC §68087] applicable……………………………………………………………………………………………...varies
Filing first petitioner for conservatorship; Petition for Guardianship; Petition for Special Administration(without
any value of estate) [GC §26827(a), GC §68087, GC §69926.5 (a)(b)] ................................................. $267.50
Filing Spousal Property Petition [PC 13650]; Trust Petition [PC 17200]; Notice to Creditors [PC 19003];
Petition to determine succession to real property [PC 13151, GC §68087, GC §69926.5 (a)(b)]......... $267.50
Filing any subsequent Petition for Letters Testamentary; Letters of Administration; Special Letters of
Administration; Letters of Conservatorship; A First Account of Successor Testamentary Trustee;
Petition to Conte st Will or Codicil in same proceeding by a person other than original petitioner
[GC §26827(b), GC §68087, GC §69926.5 (a)(b)]................................................................................. $267.50
Filing a first paper on behalf of any adverse party [GC §26826]; Each additional party appearing jointly
[GC §26826, GC §68087, GC §69926.5 (a)(b)]..................................................................................... $264.20

Revised: December 15, 2003

Schedule Effective Date: January 1, 2004

Filing a Petition to Establish Birth, Death, or Marriage [H&S 103470].............................................................. $43.00
Affidavit Re: Real Property of Small Value [PC 13200] .................................................................................... $38.00
Ex Parte Application [GC §26827.4, GC §68087] .............................................................................................. $25.30
Notice of Motion of any other paper requiring a hearing subsequent [GC §26827.4 is silent]
[GC §26830, GC §68087]...................................................................................................................... $36.30
Posting and Declaration of posting ................................................................................................................... $1.00
Receiving and storing of estate planning document [PC 732]......................................................................... $10.00
Filing Statement of Professional Conservator [PC 2343]............................................................................... $100.00
-Department of Justice Fingerprint fee................................................................................................ $56.00
Conservatorship Investigator’s Fee [PC 1851.5]............................................................................................ $590.00
Handbook for Conservators............................................................................................................................ $15.00
Handbook Supplement (Subject to availability)................................................................................................. $5.00

COPYING AND CERTIFYING FEES
Preparing copy, per page, additional copies at same rate [GC §26831, GC §54985] ...................................... .. $1.00
Comparing with the original on file, the copy of any paper [GC §26837.1, GC §68087] ................................. .. $1.10
Certifying copy on file in Clerk's office [GC §26833, GC §68087].................................................................... .. $6.60
To Exemplify a copy of a record on file [GC §26839] ..................................................................................... $20.00
Searching of files, per Year per Person [GC §26854, GC §54985].................................................................. . .. $5.00
Clerk’s Certificate [GC §26836.1, GC §68087] ................................................................................................. .. $6.60

MISCELLANEOUS FEES
Abstract of judgment, writs for enforcement or any order of judgment [GC §26828, GC § 26834] ................ .. $7.00
Order of Sale [GC §26829] ............................................................................................................................ $20.00
Change of Venue to Another Court and Transmittal of Papers: Transmittal Fee [GC §26823(a),GC §68087]...$25.30
Certificate required by Court of Appeal and Supreme Court on notice of motion
prior to the filing of the record on appeal [GC §26838, GC §68087] ................................................... $36.30
Appeal from Superior Court to Court of Appeal [GC §68926, CRC Rule 1(c)] ................................................ $655.00
Clerk's deposit to Clerk of the Court [GC §68926.1] ...................................................................................... $100.00
Subpoena for peace officer, per day [GC §68097.2]........................................................................................ $150.00
Witness fees, per day plus 20¢ per mile each way [GC §68093] ..................................................................... $35.00
Per Diem fees per half day on a pro rata basis each day services are required [GC §68086] ........................ $280.00
Jury Fees, first day - deposited 25 days before trial [CCP§631 (b)]................................................................ $150.00
Jury Fees, subsequent days........................................................................................assessed by courtroom clerk
Redemption of Bad Check [G.C. §6157(b)]
-First offense .......................................................................................................................................$25.00
-Second offense ..................................................................................................................................$35.00
-Third offense ..................................................................................................................No check accepted

Revised: December 15, 2003

Schedule Effective Date: January 1, 2004