Court Cost / Filing Fee Schedule

Please see our Court Filing Fee Schedule for all fee changes beginning January 1, 2023.

Greene County Probate Court filing fees are changing effective January 1, 2023. These adjustments are long overdue, as our filing fees have not changed since April 1, 2009.

The changes are a result of a comprehensive analysis over the past several years. Our primary objective was to assure that the fees we charge comply with Ohio law. Various components of probate filing fees are addressed in at least a half-dozen different statutes. Some apply to all types of cases. Others only apply to specific case types. It is a difficult maze to navigate.

Along with modified filing fees, beginning January 1, 2023, all filing fees are now “pay only for what you file.” Previously, in decedent’s estate cases we had a set fee that included what we anticipated you would need to file. We are eliminating that system. Now everything will be “pay as you go” so your filing charges will always be accurate with what you are doing in that specific case. For estates currently pending, the Court will implement a system to credit filing fees paid under the prior system.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Any filing under the old fee schedule must be received by the Court and paid in full by 12:00PM, the close of business, on December 30, 2022. Anything the Court receives after that date will be under the new fee schedule, regardless of when the filing was sent or postmarked.

There Is No Grace Period Transitioning To The New Fee Schedule.

Remember, we still accept all forms of payment and you can still pay in person or online. Initial filings must be filed in person or by mail. 

Order and Judgment Entry adopting Greene County Probate Court Filing Fee Schedule

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