Fees
The following is a list of some of the fees charged by The Gloucester County Surrogate's Court  pursuant to N.J.S.A. 22A:2-30.
  • For your convenience, Surrogate Helene Reed will now be accepting Visa, Master Card and Discover.
  • Payments can also be paid in check or cash. 
  • Please make checks payable to The Gloucester County Surrogate.
PROBATE OF WILLS AND COPIES
Probate of Will (Not more than two pages) $100.00
Each additional page of the Will $5.00
Probate of each Codicil (Not more than one page) $25.00
Each additional page $5.00
Plain extra copy of Will, per page $3.00
Certified copy of Will (Not more than two pages) $50.00
Each additional page $5.00
Exemplified copy of Will (Not more than two pages) $75.00
Each additional page $5.00
Filing an exemplified copy of Will and probate proceedings from another state, per page $5.00
Filing, entering, issuing and recording, proceedings in commission for deposition of foreign witness to a Will or Codicil $35.00
LETTERS OF TRUSTEESHIP
Probate of Will (Not more than two pages) $50.00
LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION
General Administration $125.00
Administration ad prosequendum $50.00
Exemplifying administration $75.00
Certified copy of administration $50.00
Affidavits of surviving spouse or next of kin where estate does not exceed $20,000 or $10,000 respectively, for each $100.00 or part thereof (Not to exceed $50.00; fee waived where value of assets of the estate does not exceed $200) $5.00
LETTERS OF GUARDIANSHIP
Granting letters of guardianship $50.00
ACCOUNTING
Filing complaint and one page of accounting $175.00
In estates up to and including $2,000 No Addl. Fee
In estates from $2,001 to and including $10,000 $100.00
In estates from $10,001 to and including $30,000 $125.00
In estates from $30,001 to and including $65,000 $150.00
In estates exceeding $65,001 to $200,000, 3/10 of 1% but not less than $300
In estates exceeding $200,000, 4/10 of 1% but not less than $400
Granting letters of guardianship $50.00
MISCELLANEOUS PROCEEDINGS (Superior Court)
Sale of minors land $175.00
Sale of land to pay debts (exclusive of advertising) $175.00
Filing of first paper (Complaint) $175.00
Filing Motion $15.00
Filing of answering pleadings or other answering $110.00
Proceeding for appointment of conservator (with or without jury) $175.00
Proceeding for determination of incapacity and appointment of guardian for alleged incapacitated person (with or without jury) $200.00
ADOPTIONS
Adoption of adults $175.00
Adoption of minors $175.00
MISCELLANEOUS CHARGES
Short certificate $5.00
Validating short certificate within 1 year of issue $3.00
Making all other copies, per page $3.00
Searching fee, per estate $10.00
Caveat, filing or withdrawing $25.00
Renunciation by one person $5.00
Renunciation each additional person $3.00
Combined refunding bond and release of not more than two pages $10.00
Each additional page $5.00
Filing of motions in the Superior Court, Chancery Division, Probate Part $15.00
Filing Notice of Probate and Proof of Mailing $5.00 per page
Processing fee from returned check $20.00