IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF CLAY COUNTY, MISSOURI
SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
Liberty, Missouri
ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER
Effective May 27, 2014

PROBATE COURT COSTS AND OTHER FEES

PAYABLE to CLAY COUNTY CIRCUIT CLERK

Full Deceased Estates

Supervised and Independent (Costs due with Application regardless of value of estate)

Testate (Cost of publication included) $310.00 **
Intestate (Cost of publication included) $270.00 **
Successor Letters Deceased Estate $50.00
Re-open Estate $135.00
Estate Open for Lawsuit Only $135.00
Petition to Require Administration (Cost of publication included)
Plus $12.00 for each heir (for certified mail)
Plus $1,000.00 deposit for cost, fees and expenses
$270.00 (No Will) **
Petition to Require Administration (Cost of publication included)
Plus $12.00 for each heir (for certified mail)
Plus $1,000.00 deposit for cost, fees and expenses
$310.00 (With Will) **

** Additional costs based on inventory value (The court does not want these costs paid until the inventory is filed.)

Inventory Value Additional Cost
$50,001 - $100,000 $50.00
$100,001 - $150,000 $100.00
$150,001 - $200,000 $150.00
$200,001 - $250,000 $200.00
$250,001 - $300,000 $250.00
$300,001 - $350,000 $300.00
$350,001 - $400,000 $350.00
$400,001 - $450,000 $400.00
$450,001 or more $450.00

There shall be an additional fee of $30.00 for each twelve months or part thereof after the first twelve months an estate remains open BEFORE the filing of the Final Settlement or Statement of Account.

Dispensing With Administration of a Disabled Now Deceased

When a disabled person had no Will and the time for filing claims in the disabled estate has passed, the deceased estate can be closed out in the disabled estate. $55.00

Refusals (Administrative Rule No. 21)

Spouse (no Will being admitted to probate) $65.00
Spouse and admitted Will (filed at same time) $100.00
Minor (no Will being admitted to probate) $65.00
Minor and admitted Will (filed at same time) $100.00
Amended spouses, minors or creditors $65.00
Creditor (no Will being admitted to probate) $65.00
Creditor with admitted Will $100.00

Small Estate

$40,000 or less, including real estate and personal property.

Affidavit (no Will being admitted to probate) $65.00
Affidavit and admitted Will (filed at same time) $100.00
Amended affidavit $65.00
Over $15,000, (publication required) Probate will need check made Payable to Kearney Courier $50.00

Admitting Will to Probate

Fee (No Letters Issued) $65.00

Estate of Absent Person

Fee (Cost of publication included) $230.00

Application for Determination of Heirship

Fee (Cost of publication included)
Plus $12.00 for each heir (for certified mail notice)
$180.00

Dismissal of Application for Letters of Any Kind of Case

No refund

Trusts (Adversary Only)

Fee $80.00

Guardianships and Conservatorships

Minors

Guardianship and/or Conservatorship $105.00
Missing parent (publication required) $100.00
Additional $25.00 each twelve months or part thereof after the first twelve months an estate remains open after grant of Letters (until order of discharge is entered).
Successor Letters for Minor $75.00
Stand-by Guardian for Minor $75.00
Dispensing with Conservatorship of Minor $55.00

Disabled and Incapacitated (Adults)

Incapacitated and/or Disabled (Cost of publication included) $230.00

Additional $30.00 for each twelve months or part thereof after the first twelve months the estate remains open after grant of Letters. (Until order of discharge is entered)

Service

Checks for service in Clay County should be made payable to the Sheriff of Clay County for $50.00. If service is needed in another county, the attorney should check for service fees with that county and submit a check for that amount with the application.

Successor Letters Incapacitated and Disabled (Adult) $85.00
Stand-By Guardian Incapacitated and Disabled (Adult) $85.00

Dismissal of Application (Adult/Minor) Before Hearing

No refund

Non-Resident Conservator (Section 475.340)

Proceedings for sale of real estate by non–resident conservator $65.00

Notice of Appeal

Fee $80.00

Deposit of Will for Safekeeping (During Lifetime)

Fee $3.00

Time Payment Fee (See Local Court Rule 5.7)

Fee $25.00

Effective November 7, 2005

The Clerk shall impose a fee of twenty-five dollars on each person who fails to pay a court-ordered judgment, penalty, fine, sanction, court costs, restitution or juvenile monetary assessment within thirty (30) days of the date of the court imposed judgment, penalty, fine, sanction or court cost.

Duplication Fees

Certified Copies
First Page $4.00
Additional Pages $1.00
Authenticated
First Page $6.00
Additional Pages $1.00
Photocopy $1.00 Per page
Copies printed from microfilm $1.00 Per page

Photocopies of 10 or more pages from one or more files may be charged actual cost of search and copying.

All copies mailed will be charged cost of postage and packaging.

SO ORDERED this 27th day of May, 2014.

/s/Larry D. Harman, Circuit Judge
Division Four and Probate Division