Court Costs

Payment must be made by cash, credit/debit card, certified check, cashier's check, money order or attorney's check. Personal checks are NOT accepted by the Court.

  • Visa, MasterCard and Discover credit/debit cards are accepted. There is a separate 3% service charge payable to US Bank or its subsidiary for all credit/debit transactions that take place in the Probate Court.
  • Online requests for Marriage Abstract copies are processed by Official Payments Corporation who charges a $1.00 per transaction serice fee.
  • Please make certified, cashier's or attorney's checks payable to: The Franklin County Probate Court.

The following cost information covers basic costs only. Additional filings have additional costs. For additional cost information, please contact the appropriate department.

 Adoption
for adoption costs please call (614) 525-3840
Birth Record
correction of $78.00
registration of $80.00
Civil Action
creditor's claim deposit $100.00
land sale deposit $175.00
all other actions deposit $150.00
Conservatorship
application $199.00
Disinterment
one time cost $73.00
disposition of bodily remains $73.00
Estate
full administration required deposit *$125.00
*recommended deposit is $250.00  
ancillary administration deposit $125.00
release from administration $113.00-$123.00
summary administration $113.00
wrongful death deposit $145.00
probate only $83.00
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
Guardianship
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
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-$50.00 (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 $.05 per page
Trust
application (additional costs may apply) $113.00
accepting jurisdiction $73.00
Will for Safe Keeping
one time cost $25.00