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Probate Court Fee Schedule

 
South Carolina code section 8-21-770(B) states fees for Estate and Conservatorship proceedings are determined on the gross value of probate assets as follows:
     
PROPERTY VALUATION: Amount:
1.  Less than $5,000.00 $25.00
2. $5,000.00 but Less than $20,000.00 $45.00
3. $20,000.00 but Less than $60,000.00 $67.50
4. $60,000.00 but Less than $100,000.00 $95.00
5. $100,000.00 but Less than $625,000.00 $95.00
PLUS .15 Percent of the property valuation between $100,000.00 and $600,000.00.
   
6. Property valuation of $625,000.00 or higher amount set forth in (5) about plus 1/4 of 1% of the property valuation above $600,000.00.
Note: Non-Probate assets are not part of the fee calculation

OTHER FEES Amount:
1. Filing Will for record only $10.00
 
2. Recording certified Estate records from other Counties $20.00
 
3. Recording exemplifications from Out-of-State $20.00
 
4. Issuing Exemplified/Authenticated copy $20.00
 
5. Appointment of Successor/Subsequent P/R Trustee or Special or Temporary Administrator $22.50
 
6. Approval of Settlement Order (Minors/Incompetents). $150.00
 
7. Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem. $  3.50
 
8. Marriage License fee $70.00
 
9. Certified copy of Marriage License $  5.00
 
10. Reforming or Correcting marriage record $  6.75
 
11. Certified Copy of Estate record $  5.00
 
12. Filing Conservatorsihp accountings $10.00
 
13. Filing demand for notice. $  5.00
 
14. Certifying Appeal records $10.00
 
15. Filing the initial petition in any action or proceeding other than above, same fee as charged for filing civil actions in Circuit Court $150.00
 
16. Copy machine copy. $    .50
 
17. Microfilm copy $    .50
 
18. Certificates of appointment (After initial four) $    .50
 
19. Filing affidavit for collection of personal property under section 62-2-1202(A), the fee pursuant to item (1) above based upon property valuation shown, provided that where the property valuation is less than $100.00 the fee shall be one-half the amount otherwise provided.
     
20. The costs of the notice to creditors or other legal advertisement are in addition to prescribed Court costs and are due and payable prior to publication of advertisement.

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