Filing Fees

Probate Court

Filing Fees

Filing Fees

Common Probate Court Fees

All filing fees (including service fees) must be paid upon filing the petition with the Probate Court. The Probate Court will accept credit cards, cash, or money orders made payable to "Probate Court.” Personal checks are not accepted for weapons carry license or marriage license fees.

• Additional costs may apply.
• Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are accepted. American Express is not accepted.
• Bills larger than $20 are not accepted.
• Make business checks or money orders payable to payable to Probate Court of Fulton County.


Probate Court

FULTON COUNTY PROBATE CIVIL FILING FEES

ADULT GUARDIANSHIPs

 Petition  Filing Fee
 Petition for Appointment of Emergency Guardian and/or Conservator for Proposed Ward $532.00
 Petition for Appointment of Guardian and/or Conservator for Proposed Ward $532.00
 Petition for Resignation/Appointment of Successor Guardian and/or Conservator $70.00 is just the Statutory Fee the Total Amount $295.00 

minor guardianships 

Petition Filing Fees
 Petition for Temporary Guardianship of a Minor  $107
 Petition to Terminate Guardianship  $32
 Petition for Permanent Guardianship of a Minor  $107
 Petition for Letters of Conservatorship  $107
 Caveat to a Temporary Guardianship    No Charge
 Caveats to minor permanent guardianship and conservatorship petitions  $25
 Misc petitions relating to minors  $25
 Compromise Doubtful Claims  $80

returns  / inventory / discharges

 Petition  Filing Fees
 Inventory and Asset Management Plan    $30
 Return  $30
 Petition for Leave to Encroach  $30
 Petition for Final Settlement of Accounts and Discharge  $107

Personal Representatives 

 Petition  Filing Fees
 Inventory  $25 plus $2 per page
 Return  $25 plus $2 per page
 Petition for Discharge  $80 plus $2 per page

WILLS AND EStATES

 Petition  Filing Fees
 Petition for Letters of Administration  $164, + $40 PUBLICATION (IF NEEDED) +$2 PER PAGE
 Petition for Temporary Letters of Administration  $164, +$2 PER PAGE
 Petition to Probate Will in Solemn Form  $164 + $2 PER PAGE
 Petition for Year’s Support  $240 + $25 IF REAL PROPERTY + $1 PER CITATION
 Petition for No Administration Necessary  $160 + $25 IF REAL PROPERTY + $2 PER PAGE
 Petition for Leave to Sell of Personal Representative  $50 +$2 PER PAGE
 Petition for Waiver of Bond and/or Grant of Powers  $160 + $2 PER PAGE
 Will Filed for Safekeeping  $15
 Petition to Open Safety Deposit Box  $40
 Estate Motion  $50 

probate court

Fulton county probate court fees

Weapons Carry License Fees

New Applicant: $80 (Includes fingerprinting)

Renewal: $37.00 (must be less than 90 days prior to the current license’s expiration date or less than 120 days after the license has expired)

Replacement: $8.00 (lost, stolen, address change or name change)

Temporary: $1.00

Marriage License Fees

Marriage license without pre-marital counseling: $56.00

Marriage license with proof of pre-marital counseling: $16.00

Certified Copy of Marriage License: $10.00

Certified Copy of Marriage Application: $10.00

Marriage Certificate: $10.00

Initial Filing Fees

Filing Fees in an Initial Proceeding as defined by O.C.G.A. § 15-9-60(e)(2)

Please note a recording fee in the amount of $2.00/page is required for essentially every document filed in the Probate Court. This fee is in addition to the basic filing fees set forth below:

  • Petition for Letters of Administration without powers: $182.00
  • Petition for Letters of Administration with powers (includes cost of publication): $184.00
  • Petition to Probate Will in Solemn Form: $164.00
  • Petition to Probate Will in Solemn Form and for Letters of Administration with Will Annexed: $164.00
  • Petition for Year's Support: $164.00
  • Please note a 4-week publication is required for this petition, which is an additional $80.00.  Additionally, this Court requires notice on the interested parties be served by certified mail which is $8.50 for each individual or entity entitled to notice of the Petition.
  • Petition for Temporary Letters of Administration: $137.00
  • Petition for Discharge of Personal Representative (including publication): $97.00
  • Petition to Enter Safe-Deposit Box: $60.00
  • Petition for Temporary Letters of Guardianship of the person of Minor: $97.00
  • Petition for Letters of Conservatorship of Minor: $97.00
  • Petition for the Appointment of a Guardian and/or Conservator of an Adult: $532 (emergency) or $502 (non-emergency) 

Please add recording fees in the amount of $2.00 per page for every page of the Petition and the attachments thereto.

Miscellaneous Fees

  • Amendments: $15.00
  • Recording: $2.00 per page

Estate Objections / Caveats

  • Estates: $50.00
  • Adult Guardianship and/or Conservatorship: $107.00
  • Minor Guardianship and/or Conservatorship: $107.00
  • Certified Mail: $8.50 (out of state service)
  • Personal Service in Fulton County: $50.00 payable to the Probate Court.
  • Personal Service outside of Fulton County: $50.00 payable to the Sheriff’s Office of the county wherein the individual entitled to notice resides. Certified Copies: $10.00 for the 1st page and $1.00 for each additional page.

*Please note this information is provided for your convenience only and is not an exhaustive list of the filing fees. This information has been provided to help you calculate the necessary filing fees. The Probate Court fees are set by statute. O.C.G.A. § 15-9-60; 15-23-7 (ADR fees), 15-9-60.1 (Children's Trust Fund fees), 15-21A-6 (Indigent Defense fees), and 36-15-9 (Law Library fees), and any other sums required by law to be collected as add-ons or additions to court costs are in addition to the sums below.  See Code Sections 15-9-60(b) and 15-21A-6.

  • The filing fees are exclusive of costs for service of process, fees for publication of citation or notice unless otherwise noted, and any additional sums as may be provided by law.
  • Fees for guardians-ad-litem, court-appointed attorneys, and court-appointed evaluators, when collected by the court, are in addition to the above court costs unless noted herein; otherwise, such fees are payable directly to the person providing the service.
  • Except where specifically provided, recording charges of $2.00 per page are in addition to the other court costs.