Sussex County, DE
 
By using eCode360 you agree to be legally bound by the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, please do not use eCode360.
[Adopted 7-28-1981 as Ord. No. 70; amended in its entirety 1-20-2004 by Ord. No. 1657]

§ 62-1 Enumeration of fees.

The fees of the Register of Wills in and for Sussex County for the services specified shall be as follows:
Service Per Page
Filing petition for granting letters of administration or testamentary $5.00
If 2 or more personal representatives $10.00
Granting letters of administration or testamentary under seal, taking bond and making registry thereof:
$1.00 to $29,999.00 $25.00
$30,000 and less than $100,000 $50.00
$100,000 and less than $500,000 $75.00
$500,000 and less than $1,000,000 $100.00
Each additional increment of $1.00 to $500,000 $100.00
Taking and registering probate of will order and decree $2.00
For 2 witnesses, on will or codicil $5.00
If commission is sent out for 1 to 3 witnesses $25.00
Copy and recording will when testamentary are granted $2.00
Order of publication, Register's order $7.00
Handbills and posting - newspaper notice $2.00
Filing renunciation $3.00
Filing power of attorney (when executor or administrator is nonresident of Delaware) $2.00
Short certificate $3.00
Requesting a will from another state $25.00
Filing inventory
Of 7 pages $15.00
For additional page $1.00
Adjusting, settling and certifying accounts 1.25% of net estate
Recording and indexing accounts $20.00
Recording releases $5.00
Bond reduction $1.00
Filing statement of claim or surviving spouse's allowance $5.00
Each additional page $1.00
Filing petition or application for revoking letters of administration or testamentary $10.00
Rule to show cause on delinquent account $25.00
Plain copies or filing any paper in the estate folder not otherwise specified herein $1.00
Affixing official office seal to any writing otherwise not specified herein $2.00
Certified copies of papers or documents recorded in office of Register of Wills
Per page $2.00
Plus for certification $5.00
Exemplified copies of papers or documents recorded in office of Register of Wills
Per page $2.00
Plus, for exemplification $25.00
Copies of wills or documents (a mailing charge of $1.00 will be added to the cost of the copy if the material must be mailed) $1.00
Small estate affidavit and funeral director affidavit $5.00
For each additional page $2.00
Issuing, citation, rule to show cause or summons $25.00
Making search $5.00
Subpoenas (charge of the Register of Wills, but attorney requesting issuance of subpoenas will pay for Sheriff's charges) $20.00
Official orders and decrees typed by the Register of Wills' office pursuant to filing of a petition by an attorney when no order or decree is attached to said petition $1.00
Sitting in chancery trial, per day $50.00
Register of Wills hearing $25.00
Taking proof of will from out of state $20.00
Rule 190 petition, per personal representative $5.00
Entering caveat $1.00
Providing a court order, per page $10.00
Filing Form 650 to 651 (flat fee) $10.00
Life estate termination $15.00