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Duval County Clerk of the Circuit and County Courts

Ronnie Fussell - Assumed Office 2013

Probate - General Information

The Probate Dept. manages cases involving the distribution of estates of deceased persons and the administration of guardianships. Pursuant to 5.030 Probate Rules of Court, every guardian and every personal representative, unless personal representative remains the sole interested person, shall be represented by an attorney admitted to practice in Florida. If you have a question or would like more information, please consult our list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Probate Fee Schedule
Item Fee
Formal Administration $400.00
Summary Administration (estates valued @ $1,000 or more) $345.00
Summary Administration (estates valued @ less than $1,000) $235.00
Petition and One Order $231.00
Petition and Order to Admit Will, Authenticated Copies or Transcript of Record $231.00
Guardianship of the Person & Property $400.00
Guardianship of the Property Only $400.00
Guardianship of the Person Only $235.00
VA Guardianship $235.00
Caveat $41.00
Notice of Trust $41.00
Copies per page $1.00
Additional fee for certification $2.00
Additional fee for exemplification $7.00
Disposition of personal property $231.00
Petition for determination of incompetency $231.00
Reopen Fee $50.00
Attorney appearing pro hac vice $100.00
Maintain professional guardian files $7.50
Verified Inventory: Value of ward's property exceeds $25,000 $85.00
Modification of Trust $401.00
Upon the filing of the annual accounting, service charges according to the following schedule
Estates with a value of $25,000 or less $20.00
Estates with a value of more than $25,000 up to and including $100,000 $85.00
Estates with a value of more than $100,000 up to and including $500,000 $170.00
Estates with a value of more than $500,000 $250.00

The Probate Department is located in the Duval County Courthouse, 501 West Adams Street, Room 1173, Jacksonville, Florida 32202. Our office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. We can be contacted by telephone at (904) 255-2000.

IMPORTANT: Confidential Information within Court Filings - Effective October 1, 2010

Effective October 1, 2010 any paper filed with the court that contains confidential information (social security numbers, bank account numbers, credit card numbers, etc.) must be accompanied by a new form called “NOTICE OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION WITHIN COURT FILING”. The information entered on this form will indicate the type of confidential data being filed and its’ precise location within the document being filed. This requirement is a result of an amendment by the Florida Supreme Court to Rule 2.420 of the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration. To access the interactive form click here.


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