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Court Costs

Payment of Filing Fees

Payment may be made by money order, cashier's check, certified check, attorney business check, or personal check.  Credit or debit card may be used in e-filing, marriage license, and other limited circumstances. 

Cashier Closes at 4:30 p.m. Please arrive no later than 4:00 p.m. if your business with Court requires a payment.
  • Please make money orders, certified, cashier's or other checks payable to: The Franklin County Probate Court.
  • Personal checks must include state ID number and telephone number. Attorney checks must include OSC registration number. This information may be handwritten if needed. 
  • The county will not accept starter checks, counter checks, or other checks without account and check number information. 
  • Online requests for Marriage Abstract copies are processed by Point & Pay which charges a transaction service fee.
  • For allowable card transactions, there is a separate 3% service charge payable to US Bank or its subsidiary.
  • The following cost information covers basic costs only. Additional filings have additional costs. For additional cost information, please contact the appropriate department.
Administrative Order Regarding Cost of Copies
Court Costs
for adoption costs, please call (614) 525-3840
Birth Record
correction of $78.00
registration of $80.00
Civil Action
land sale deposit $175.00
all other actions deposit $150.00
application $199.00
one time cost $73.00
disposition of bodily remains $73.00
full administration (ORC minimum deposit)
the minimum deposit does not cover the cost of letters of authority
*the Court recommended deposit $250.00
ancillary administration deposit $125.00
release from administration $113.00-$123.00
summary administration $113.00
wrongful death deposit $175.00
probate only $83.00
probate only with real estate $90.00
probate only with real estate & tax $91.00
tax only (plus additional $1.00 per page if over 4 pages) $69.00
will for record only $73.00
will for record only with taxes (plus additional $1.00 per page if over 4 pages) $74.00
real estate transfer only $75.00
real estate transfer & tax (plus additional $1.00 per page if over 4 pages) $76.00
foreign record (plus additional $1.00 per page) $78.00
inventory safe deposit box $16.00-$36.00
adult guardianship application $199.00
minor guardianship application $124.00
hearing fee (additional costs may apply) $40.00-$55.00
BCI Background Check $22.00
dispense with $124.00
annual report $6.00
Marriage License
application $65.00
certified abstract of $2.00 per copy
Minor's Settlement
application (additional costs may apply) $83.00
Name Change
application $128.00
publication costs $30.00-$60.00 (depending on publication)
Records Requests
certified copies $1.00 per page
regular copies on compact disk (disk can hold muliple cases/images) $1.00 per CD
regular copies on paper $0.10 per page
application (additional costs may apply) $113.00
accepting jurisdiction $73.00
Will for Safe Keeping
one time cost $25.00