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Title 32 : Taxation and Finance

Chapter 017 : FEES AND COSTS

Subchapter 002 : STATE FEES IN JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS

(Cite as: 32 V.S.A. § 1434)
  • § 1434. Probate cases

    (a) The following entry fees shall be paid to the Probate Division of the Superior Court for the benefit of the State, except for subdivisions (18) and (19) of this subsection, which shall be for the benefit of the county in which the fee was collected:

    (1) Estates of $10,000.00 or less                                 $50.00 (2) Estates of more than $10,000.00 to not more  than $50,000.00  $110.00 (3) Estates of more than $50,000.00 to not more  than $150,000.00  $265.00 (4) Estates of more than $150,000.00 to not more  than $500,000.00  $500.00 (5) Estates of more than $500,000.000 to not more  than $1,000,000.00  $1,000.00 (6) Estates of more than $1,000,000.00 to not more  than $5,000,000.00  $1,750.00 (7) Estates of more than $5,000,000.00 to not more  than $10,000,000.00  $2,500.00 (8) Estates of more than $10,000,000.00                        $3,250.00 (9) For all petitions, other than those described  in subdivision (11) of this subsection to modify or  terminate a trust, to remove or substitute a trustee or  trustees, or seeking remedies for breach of trust: (A) Trusts of $10,000.00 or less                                  $50.00 (B) Trusts of $10,001.00 to not more  than $50,000.00         $110.00 (C) Trusts of $50,001.00 to not more  than $150,000.00        $265.00 (D) Trusts of $150,001.00 to not more  than $500,000.00       $500.00 (E) Trusts of $500,001.00 to not more  than $1,000,000.00   $1,000.00 (F) Trusts of $1,000,001.00 to not more  than $5,000,000.00  $1,750.00 (G) Trusts of $5,000,001.00 to not more  than $10,000,000.00  $2,500.00 (H) Trust of more than $10,000,000.00                          $3,250.00 (10) [Repealed.] (11) Annual accounts on trusts                                    $85.00 (12) Annual accounts on decedents' estates filed  for any period ending more than one year following  the appointment of the administrator or executor  $85.00 (13) Adoptions and relinquishments as  part of an adoption proceeding  $150.00 (14) Relinquishments, separate from adoptions                    $100.00 (15) Guardianships for minors                                    $150.00 (16) Guardianships for adults                                    $150.00 (17) Petitions for change of name                                $150.00 (18) Filing of a will for safekeeping                             $30.00 (19) Filing of subsequent will for safekeeping, same  Probate Division or transfer to another Probate  Division  $30.00 (20) Corrections for vital records                                $40.00 (21) Orders of authorization pursuant to 18 V.S.A. § 5144(a)(2)(C)  $50.00 (22) Conveyances of title to real estate pursuant to 14 V.S.A. § 1801, including petitions to clear title and release or  discharge of mortgage  $100.00 (23) Petitions concerning advance directives pursuant to 18  V.S.A. § 9718  $100.00 (24) Civil actions brought pursuant to 18 V.S.A. chapter 107,  subchapter 3. $100.00 (25) Petitions for partial decree                                $105.00 (26) Petitions for license to sell or convey real estate         $100.00 (27) Petitions for license to sell or convey personal property   $100.00 (28) Petitions for minor settlement pursuant to  14 V.S.A. § 2643  $90.00 (29) Motion to reopen estate for newly  discovered asset  fee based on the value   of the newly discovered   asset, pursuant to sub-   divisions (1)-(8) of   this subsection. (30) Affidavit procedure for small estates  pursuant to Rule 80.3(h) of the  Vermont Rules of Probate Procedure  $50.00 (31) [Repealed.] (32) Petitions to obtain a birth order pursuant to  15C V.S.A. § 708(a) or § 804(a)  $100.00 (33) Petitions to appeal the State Registrar's denial  of an application to amend a birth or death certificate  pursuant to 18 V.S.A. § 5073(b)   $150.00

    (b) Pursuant to Rule 3.1 of the Vermont Rules of Civil Procedure, part of the filing fee may be waived if the court finds the applicant is unable to pay it. The court shall use procedures established in subsection 1431(h) of this title to determine the fee. No fee shall be charged for necessary documents pertaining to the opening of estates, trusts, and guardianships, including the issuance of two certificates of appointment and respective letters. No fee shall be charged for the issuance of two certified copies of adoption decree and two certified copies of instrument changing name.

    (c) A fee of $5.00 shall be paid for each additional certification of appointment of a fiduciary. (Amended 1969, No. 207 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 14-16, eff. March 24, 1970; 1971, No. 105, § 4, eff. July 1, 1971; 1981, No. 33, § 1; 1985, No. 54, § 4; 1989, No. 221 (Adj. Sess.), § 10; 1995, No. 77 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 2, 3, eff. March 21, 1996; 2003, No. 70 (Adj. Sess.), § 21, eff. March 1, 2004; 2005, No. 213 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; 2007, No. 56, § 4; 2007, No. 153 (Adj. Sess.), § 20; 2009, No. 20, § 30; 2009, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), § 204, eff. February 1, 2011; 2013, No. 67, § 4; 2013, No. 191 (Adj. Sess.), § 24; 2015, No. 57, § 32; 2017, No. 76, § 2; 2017, No. 96 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. April 11, 2018; 2019, No. 70, § 28.)