Please Note:

Due to the State Budget Impasse, the temporary surcharge portion of the Judicial Computer Project/Access to Justice/Criminal Justice Enhancement/Office of Attorney General (JCP/ATG/CJEA/OAG) fee is set to expire on August 1, 2023. As a result, this temporary surcharge portion of $21.25 will be suspended as of August 1, 2023. This surcharge will most likely be reinstated once the State Budget Impasse has concluded.

There will be a $35.00 charge for NSF checks. No personal checks will be accepted.

No refunds for overpayments of $10.00 or less, refunds will be made for all amounts over $10.00.

In cases not specifically provided for the Director of the Department of Court Records shall make the same charge as that imposed for services of a substantially similar nature.


For filing, advertising, adjudication and recording accounts of trustees, guardians of minors and guardians of incompetents, graduated according to the total principal and income contained therein.

Total Principal and Income Fee
Less than $5,000 $50.00
$5,001 to $10,000 $70.00
$10,001 to $20,000 $100.00
$20,001 to $30,000 $110.00
$30,001 to $40,000 $120.00
$40,001 to $50,000 $150.00
$50,001 to $100,000 $170.00
$100,001 to $200,000 $250.00
$200,001 to $500,000 $500.00
$500,001 to $1,000,000 $650.00
Each additional $1,000,000 or fraction thereof $325.00


An additional $90.25 fee, charged by the Pennsylvania Appellate Courts, is collected by the Department of Court Records at the time of filing the Appeal.

Appeal Fee
Petition and Citation $60.00
Pennsylvania Appellate Courts $80.00

Miscellaneous Fees

Type Fee
Affidavit or Oath $10.00
Certification $20.00
List of Liens $10.00
Notary Public signature certification $15.00
PA Inheritance Tax Return (original) $10.00
Subpoena $10.00
For the first $1,000.00 - the handling of money paid into court 3¢ per dollar
For money paid into court above $1,000.00 1¢ per dollar
File Retrieval from non-County owned facility, payable at time of order Current Rate

New Case Filings

Case Filing Fee
Adoption - Petition (Orphans’ Court) $280.25
Adoption - Petition (Foreign) $180.25
Filing and recording $15.00
Cemetery Trust Recording $172.25
Guardianship Minors $130.25
Guardianship Incompetents $160.25
Power of Attorney $160.25
Trust $160.25
Petition for Small Estate $130.25

Secondary Filings

Filing Fee
Assignment $20.00
Bond $10.00
Claims (If there is case number) - Filing $20.00
Claims (If there is case number) - Satisfaction or withdrawal $10.00
Claims (If no case number) - Filing $115.25
Disclaimers (If there is case number) $20.00
Disclaimers (If no case number) $115.25
Election to Take under or Against Will - Filing $20.00
Election to Take under or Against Will - Withdrawal $10.00
Election to have correctness of Inheritance Tax Determined at Audit $20.00
Exceptions or Objections $20.00
Family Settlement Agreement $75.00
Financial Statement of Fiduciaries $20.00
First Filing by party other than Party who obtained case number (including Answer, Entry of Appearance, Preliminary Objections) $35.00
Petitions $35.00
Petition or Motion for Continuance $20.00
Praecipe for Judgment $35.00
Power of Attorney Revocation/ Discontinuance $10.00
Receipt and Release $5.00
Renunciation of Power of Appointment $10.00