Probate Fee Information

Copies

Copies made by Clerk (in office or sent electronically)
$1.00 Per Page
Certified Copies (Note: Copies to be certified by the clerk must be made by the Clerk’s Office.)
$5.00 Per Document (Plus Cost of Copy)
Self-Serve Copies from Photocopiers
$0.20
Self-Serve Copies from Microfilm Reader/Printers
$0.25
Self-Serve Prints from Computers
$0.25
Exemplified/Authenticated Copies (Note: Copies to be certified by the clerk must be made by the Clerk’s Office.)
$7.00 Per Document (Plus Cost of Copy)

Applications

Application for Probate of Will and for Issuance of Letters Testamentary
$324.00
Application for Probate of Will as a Muniment of Title
$324.00
Application for Appointment of Administrator
$851.00
Application for Appointment of Independent/Dependent Administrator and Determination of Heirship
$855.00
Application for Appointment of Independent/Dependent Administrator with Will Annexed
$324.00
Application for Appointment of Temporary Administrator
$324.00
Application for Appointment of Temporary Administrator with Heirship
$855.00
NOTE: For any application to probate a copy of a lost will or codicil, or to probate a lost will or codicil without a copy, or to probate a will more than four years after the testator’s death, or for any reason the Court requires an ad litem, a deposit of $525.00 is added to the filing fee.
$525.00
Application for Appointment of Guardian
$960.00
Application for Appointment of Temporary Guardian
$960.00
Application for Determination of Heirship
$855.00
Adverse Action, Probate (does not include posted notice or personal citation)
$125.00
Mental Health Suit: Inside Travis County
$463.00
Mental Health Suit: Outside Travis County
$488.00
Mental Health Med Application: Inside Travis County
$438.00
Mental Health Med Application: Outside Travis County
$463.00
Testamentary Trust, Construction of Trust, Civil Action
$240.00
Management Trust
$935.00
Foreign Will Filed for Issuance of Letters Testamentary
$324.00
Foreign Will (for Recording Only)
$240.00
Application for Sale of Property of a Minor by a Parent Without Guardianship
$851.00
Payment of Claims Without Guardianship
$240.00
Small Estate Affidavit
$326.00
Garnishment After Judgment
$299.00
Issuance of Citation, Notice, Bill of Costs, or other issuing document
$4.00
Administration of Oath
$2.00
Recording Bond
$3.00
Claims Against the Estate (allowed and unallowed)
$10.00

Issuances

Issuance of Letters Testamentary
$2.00
Issuance of Letters of Administration
$2.00
Issuance of Letters of Independent Administration
$2.00
Issuance of Certificate of Temporary Guardianship
$2.00
Issuance of Letters of Guardianship
$2.00
Issuance of Letters of Temporary Administration
$2.00
Exemplified Letters
$4.00

Orders

Order Admitting Will to Probate and Granting Letters Testamentary or Letters of Administration
$4.00
Order Admitting Will to Probate as a Muniment of Title
$2.00
Order Appointing Guardian and Granting Letters of Guardianship
$4.00
Order of Sale of Property
$2.00
Decree Confirming Sale
$2.00
Decree of Partition and Distribution
$2.00
Order Removing Executor, Administrator, or Guardian
$2.00
Order Approving Inventory
$2.00
Fiat or Certificate
$2.00

Ancillary Documents

Filing Annual Report (with existing Estate, includes signature fee)
$12.00
Filing of Annual Account (includes signature fee)
$27.00
Filing of Final Account of Estate (includes posting, signature and issuance fee)
$111.00
Filing of Application for Sale of Real or Personal Property (includes posting, signature, and issuance fee)
$111.00
Answer or Response
No Charge
Filing Inventory and Appraisal (After the 90th day from Oath or Bond)
$25.00
Will for Deposit with Travis County Clerk’s Office
$5.00

Jury Fees

Jury Fee, Probate
$22.00

Searching Probate Records

Customer requesting a cause number or status of a case filed after July 1992 and appears on the automated system.
No Charge.  Call (512) 854-9188
Customer requesting cause number or status of a case filed before July 1992 that requires reviewing microfilm records.
There is a $10 charge per name per decade of film searched. Customer suggests the order decades are researched.

Fees for Service by Constable
(may be included in same payment to Travis County Clerk)

Service of Citation or General Notice (in county or by certified mail)
$80.00
Service of Show Cause
$80.00
Service of Garnishment or Temporary Restraining Order
$115.00
Service by Posting
$80.00

Fee and Appointments Report
Probate Fee Schedule
Detailed Probate Fee Information
Detailed Mental Health Fee Information
Policy on Exemption from Payment for Copies

Service of Citation

Copies of documents for service of citation may be provided by the requesting party. Service requests may be via E-filing, mail, or in person at the Travis County Clerk's Office, Probate Division. If copies are not provided by the requester, the copies will have a cost of $1.00 per page. Copies cannot be provided electronically for service.

The County Clerk’s Office accepts the following forms of payment: cash, personal or business checks, money orders, cashier’s checks, LegalEase, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express Credit Cards.

There is a transaction fee when a credit card is used for payment:
$3 charge for transactions less than $100 or a 3% charge for transactions of $100 or more.

Notes:

    • Attorney ad litem fees will be waived only by court order.
    • Some filings require posted notice or personal citation. Constable’s service fees must be added.
    • Fax filing cannot be accepted.
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