(N.J.S.A. 22A:2-30 and other Statutes as so provided)

Schedule:

  1. Accounting

    For filing complaint and one page of accounting, auditing, stating, reporting and recording, microfilming or photostating accounts of executors, administrators, guardians, trustees and assignees, including drawing judgement, but exclusive of advertising cost: $175.00
    In estates up to and including $ 2,000 additional fees no
    In estates from $ 2,001 to and including $ 10,000 $100.00
    In estates from $ 10,001 to and including $ 30,000 $125.00
    In estates from $ 30,001 to and including $ 65,000 $150.00
    In estates from $ 65,001 to and including $ 200,000 but not less than $300 3/10 of 1%
    In estates exceeding $ 200,000 but not less than  $ 400 4/10 of 1%
    For each page of accounting in excess of one $5.00
    For preparing notice of settlement of accounting and copies of same $50.00
    (In computing the amount of an estate for the purpose of fixing the fees of a surrogate for auditing and reporting the account, the balance from the prior account  shall be excluded)
    For preparing Notice of Settlement of Accounts and copies of same, forwarding Notice to newspaper, with directions as to publication, obtaining proofs of publication, keeping a record of notices and newspapers to which they are sent and of the moneys received to defray the cost of advertising and transmitting advertising charges to newspaper $50.00
    No fees herein allowed shall be charged against the recipient of any pension, bounty or allowance, for services of the surrogate and the Probate Part of the Law Division of the Superior Court in respect thereof, pursuant to N.J.S. 3B:13-9 to 3B:13-14.
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  2. Administration

    General Administration
    This includes preparation and execution of application, bond surety affidavits, necessary recording, microfilming or photostating, indexing, filing, report to Division of Taxation including authorization to accept service of process and death certificate in the Department of the Treasure and the Clerk of Superior Court, original letters $125.00
    Short Certificates, each $5.00
    For other documents, per page $5.00
    Renunciation by one person, filing, entering and recording or photostating $5.00
    Each additional renunciation $5.00
    Administration ad prosequendum $50.00
    Authorization to Accept Service of Process $5.00
    Death Certificate $5.00
    For other documents, per page $5.00
    Renunciation by one person $5.00
    Each additional person $5.00
    (No shorts ever issued on Ad Pros-Only Letters)
    Exemplifying administration $75.00
    Certified copy of administration $50.00
    Affidavit of Surviving Spouse where the value of the real and personal assets of the estate do not exceed $20,000 $5.00
    For each additional $ 100 or part thereof, (not to exceed $ 50.00) $5.00
    Authorization to Accept Service of Process $5.00
    Death Certificate $5.00
    Fee is waived where value of assets of estate do not exceed $ 200.00
    Authorization to accept Service of Process $5.00
    Death Certificate $5.00
    Affidavit of Next of Kin where the value of the real and personal assets of the estate do not exceed $ 10,000 $5.00
    For each additional $ 100 or part thereof, (Not to exceed $ 50.00) $5.00
    Authorization To Accept Service of Process $5.00
    Death Certificate $5.00
    Consent, each $5.00
    Fee is waived where value of assets of estate do not exceed $ 200  
    Authorization to Accept Service of process $5.00
    Death Certificate $5.00
    Additional affidavits (must show docket number), per $ 100 (not to exceed $ 25) $5.00
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  3. Adoptions

    Adoption of adults, filing and entering proceedings (all papers) including one judgment $175.00
    Additional certificate $5.00
    Adoption of minors with one hearing, filing and entering proceedings (all papers) including one judgment $175.00
    Additional Certificate $5.00
    Adoption of minors with two or more hearings, filing and entering proceedings (all papers) including one judgment $175.00
    Additional Certificate $5.00
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  4. Inventories

    For all services in appoinitment of $25.00
    Filing, entering, and recording, microfilming or photostating inventory and appraisement (not exceeding one page) and affidavits of appraisers and executor $25.00
    For each additional page $5.00
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  5. Letters of Guardianship (Minors and Incapacitated)
    Granting letters of guardianship, acceptance of
    guardianship and filing power of attorney $50.00
    Renunciation by one person, filing, entering and recording or photostating $5.00
    Bond, per page $5.00
    Miscellaneous petitions and orders, per page $5.00
    Short Certificate, each $5.00
    Affidavit of Recipient of Minors’ Funds (where real and personal estate does not exceed $ 5,000), per page $5.00
    Miscellaneous petitions and orders, per page $5.00
    Minor and Incapacitated Funds
    Proceedings in connection with payment into court of proceeds of a judgmnet in favor of a minor, in lieu of bond, pursuant to N.J.S. 3B:15-16 and N.J.S.3B:15-17 (in addition to fees payable under Letters of Guardianship), the following fees are payable upon withdrawal of funds on deposit:  
    For each withdrawal including petitions and orders provided and prepared by the Surrogate for withdrawal of funds for court approval:  
    Up to and including $ 500 $20.00
    From $ 501 to and including $ 1,000 $25.00
    From $ 1,001 to and including $ 5,000 $30.00
    From $ 5,001 to and including $ 10,000 $35.00
    From $ 10,001 to and including $ 25,000 $40.00
    From $ 25,001 to $ 50,000 $60.00
    In excess of $ 50,000 $100.00
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  6. Miscellaneous Charges

    Short Certificate $5.00
    Validating short certificate within one (1) year of issue of $3.00
    Subpoenas, $25.00
    Making true copies, subpoenas, each $3.00
    Marking true copies, orders to show cause, each $3.00
    Marking true copies of other papers, each $3.00
    Authorization of process $5.00
    Swearing each witness $2.00
    Adjournment or continuance $15.00
    Miscellaneous orders of court, first page $5.00
    For each additional page $5.00
    Recording, microfilming or photostating all papers not herein provided for, each page $5.00
    For making copies not otherwise provided for each page $3.00
    Filing transcript of death certificate $5.00
    Power of attorney (per page) $5.00
    Search fee, per estate $10.00
    Proceedings relative to appointment of a guardian ad litem $25.00
    Renunciation by one person, filing, entering, and recording, or photostating $5.00
    Each additional person $3.00
    Caveat, filing or withdrawing $25.00
    Combined refunding bond and release of not more than two pages, filing, entering, microfilming and recording, or photostating $10.00
    For more than two pages, each page $5.00
    Additional charge for county clerk’s certificate $5.00
    Release of not more than two pages of refunding  
    Bond and release $10.00
    For more than two pages, each page $5.00
    Additional charge for County clerk's certificate $5.00
    Assignments of legacy or interest, per page $10.00
    Additonal charge for County clerk's certificate
    (Where necessary) $5.00
    Filing all papers not herein provided $5.00 
    if microfilming process used, per page $5.00
    Plain copy of two page will $6.00
    Each additional page $3.00
    Filing of Motions in the Superior Court, Chancery
    Division, Probate Part $15.00
    Notice of Appeal (Trial Court) $10.00
    Minimum charge for all other papers or services in Proceedings, in the Superior Court, Chancery Division, Probate Part $5.00
    N.J.S. 3B:14-48 Service of Process by Surrogate $25.00
    Duplication or copying of microfiche, digital tape, high density disks, optically scanned and recorded materials or for any other media used to record or preserve records, per medium recorded $150.00
    Processing fee for returned check, plus bank fee $20.00
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  7. Miscellaneous Proceedings

    Proceedings relative to presumption of death, filing, entering and recording, microfilming or photostating (exclusive of letters), with additional fee for advertising  $175.00
    Sale of land to pay debts (exclusive of advertising) $175.00
    Sale of land in fulfillment of contract made by decedent $175.00
    Sale of lands within one year $175.00
    Sale of minor's land $175.00
    Distribution, filing and entering complaint, recording, microfilming or photostating, and filing judgment $175.00
    Filing of first paper in action in the Superior Court, Chancery Division, Probate Part $175.00
    Filing of answer, pleadings or other answering papers in Superior Court, Chancery Division, Probate Part (first paper filed by any other person other than Plaintiff)/Exceptions $110.00
    Filing of Motion $15.00
    Applications for relief subsequent to final judgment in the Superior Court, Chancery Division, Probate Part $25.00
    Application and order to limit time to creditors preparing notices to creditors to present their claims and copies of the same, sending notice of newspapers with directions as to publication, obtaining proofs of publication, keeping a record of notices and newspapers to which they are sent for publication, inclusive of the cost of advertising and transmitting advertising charges to newspapers, advertising order of court or notice, when  done by the Surrogate, in  addition to advertising fees $60.00
    Application for relief subsequent to final judgment in the Superior Court, Chancery Division, Probate Part $25.00
    Proceedings for the appointment of a conservator with or without jury trial $175.00
    Proceedings for the determination of incapacitated person and for the appointment of a guardian for an alleged incapacitated person with or without jury trial $200.00
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  8. Probate of Wills and Codicils
    Probate of Will (not more than two pages) $100.00

    Each additional page of will
    This includes preparation and execution of application, filing proof of death, deposition one witness, qualification of executor, filing authorization to accept service of process, one Short certificate, judgment for probate, letters testamentary, plain copy of will, binding, recording, microfilming or photostating, comparing, docketing, report to Division of Taxation in the Department of Treasury, report and transmission to Clerk of Superior Court

    $5.00
    Short Certificate, each additional $5.00
    Probate of Will without letters (not more than two pages)
    This includes everything above except the letters, Surrogate's certificate (Shorts) and qualification of executor
    $50.00
    For each additional page $5.00
    One witness in the above probate proceeding No charge
    Each additional witness $5.00
    Probate of each Codicil (not more than one page)
    This includes plain copy of one page codicil
    $25.00
    Each additional page of codicil $5.00
    Where Codicil requires an additional witness $5.00
    To reopen proceedings for qualification of executor (Succeeding Executor) (one short included in procedure) or taking proof of extra witness $25.00
    Recording and comparing, microfilming or photo-stating each additional page of Will or Codicil $5.00
    Certified extra copy of will per page $5.00
    Certificate $5.00
    Certified copy of Will with proofs for New Jersey county, not exceeding two pages including Will and Codicil $50.00
    For pages in excess of two, per page $5.00
    Filing, entering, issuing and recording or photostating proceedings in commission for deposition of foreign witness to a Will or Codicil $35.00
    Plain extra copy of Will per page $3.00
    Wills filed but not probated, as where there are no assets, first two pages $10.00
    Each additional page $5.00
    Plus cover letter stating no assets $5.00
    Plus death certificate $5.00
    Exemplifying Will for another state, not exceeding two pages including will and codicil, plus cost of certificate of Secretary of State when requisite   (Not including $9.00 fee for exemplified forms) $75.00
    For pages in excess of two, per page $5.00
    Recording, microfilming or photostating, docketing indexing, filing and reporting to Division of Taxation in the Department of the Treasury an exemplified copy of Will and probate proceedings from another state, per page $5.00
    Recording, microfilming or photostating, docketing, indexing, and filing a certified copy of Will with proofs from New Jersey, per page $5.00
    Recording, microfilming or photostating certified transcripts of Wills admitted to probate and probate proceedings or letters of administration and admini-stration proceedings granted by the Superior Court, per page $5.00
    Caveat, filing or withdrawing $25.00
    Ancilliary Probate
    Filing of exemplified probate proceedings from any state of the United States or any other jurisdiction or country, per page $5.00
    Certified copy of death certificate $5.00
    Administration C.T.A. with Will Annexed (not more than two pages) includes one short certificate $125.00
    Additional Short Certificates, each $5.00
    Bond, per page $5.00
    Renunciation by one person, filing, entering, and recording or photostating $5.00
    Substitutionary Administration C.T.A.
    This includes application, power of attorney, death certificate, bond (no short certificates included) $125.00
    Short certificate, each $5.00
    Renunciation by one person, filing, entering, and recording or photostating $5.00
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  9. Commissions
    Fidiciary Commission (Executor, Affiant, Administrator) $35.00
    Filing, entering, issuing and recording, micro-filming or photostating proceedings in commission for deposition of foreign witness (non-resident) to a Will or Codicil $35.00
    Plain extra copy of Will, per page $5.00
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  10. Trusteeship
    Acceptance of trustee and letters of trusteeship, including one certificate (short) $50.00
    Power of Attorney $5.00
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