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Jackson County Probate Court


Inheritance Law > US Probate Courts > Missouri > Jackson County Probate Court

Jackson County, Missouri Probate Court: 16th Circuit Court of Jackson County Missouri Probate Division

Population 674,158
County Seat Kansas City

This page will provide you with the following:

Links to the Jackson County probate court's website, the address, a map and a phone number to call to get more information.

You'll also find links to:

  • frequently asked questions about Missouri probate,
  • probate forms and fees for Jackson County,
  • land records office locations for Jackson County.

Where to file?

Where do I file a petition for probate in Jackson County, Missouri?

In the Missouri Court system, probate is handled by the "District Courts"

The District Court for Jackson County:

NAME OF COURT:

16th Circuit Court of Jackson County Missouri Probate Division

WEB ADDRESS:

http://www.16thcircuit.org/probate

PHONE:

(816) 881-3000

ADDRESS:

16TH CIRCUIT COURT 
OF JACKSON COUNTY MISSOURI 
415 E 12TH STREET 
KANSAS CITY, MO 64106

MAP:

GoogleMap

FAQ/SELF-HELP INFO FOR PROBATE

COUNTY INFO

Jackson County Court Self Help Materials for Probate:

http://www.16thcircuit.org/faq-6

FORMS & FEES

STATE

Missouri Probate Forms, for use in all of Missouri

Missouri Probate Forms:

http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=662

COUNTY-SPECIFIC

Additional Local Probate Forms specifcally for Jackson County court

Jackson County Probate Forms:

http://www.16thcircuit.org/forms-5

 

Jackson County PROBATE FEES:

Jackson County, Missouri probate fees information:

Jackson County Probate Fees Page:

http://www.16thcircuit.org/filing-fees

Filing Fees

COSTS 

(Amended – Effective May 14, 2012) 

4.01  COST DEPOSITS:  The following table sets forth the required cost deposit which must accompany the initial application/petition: 

I.  Decedent’s Estates:  Where letters testamentary or administration are applied for: 

Testate

Intestate

$190.00

$155.00

 

II.  Guardianships and Conservatorships 

A.  Minor – Person Only (Does not include fee for service)

$100.00

B.  Minor – Person and Estate or Estate Only (Does not include fee for service)

$100.00

C.  Incapacitated – Person Only (Does not include fee for service)

$115.00

D.  Incapacitated and Disabled – Person and Estate or Estate only (Does not include fee for service)

$115.00

E.  Close Conservatorship under Section 475.320

$35.00

 

III.  Miscellaneous Matters 

A.  Refusal of Letters

 

  1.  Spouse and Unmarried Minor Child

       Includes one attested/certified copy of order

     

$55.00

  2.  Creditor

       Includes one attested/certified copy of order

      

$55.00

B.  Small Estate Affidavit

      Includes one certified copy of order

     

      If admitting will at time of filing of Small Estate

$55.00

 

 

$35.00

C.  Dispense with Conservatorship Minor (Sec. 475.330)

$55.00

D.  Admit Will to Probate (No other proceedings)

$55.00

E.  Sale of Real Property by non-resident Conservator

$55.00

F.  Determination of heirship (Does not include fee for service)

$55.00

G.  Petition to require administration (Does not include fee for service)

$55.00

H.  Grant of letters in decedent estate where sole purpose of estate is for PR to file final settlement of deceased fiduciary

$55.00

I.  Trusts and Other Civil Filings

Each new filing, appointment of successor trustee, Petition to set aside irrevocable trust, trust registration, Durable Power of Attorney, non-probate transfer, Transfer to minor

 

$85.00

J.  Initial proceeding for letters for person absent for five or more years

$155.00

K.  Grant letters D/B/N when estate reopened after discharges

$155.00

L.  Each Commission to Prove Will

$0.00

M.  Transmitting original Will to another Court

Certified Mail Cost Only

N.  Deposit of Will for Safekeeping

$3.00

 

4.02 COPIES 

The above deposits do not cover the cost of copies of certificates, which are additional.  Copies furnished by the court are $0.30 per page. 

            Authenticated Copies are $6.00

            Certified & Attested Copies are $4.00 

There will be no charge for copies to any party who has been allowed to proceed in forma pauperis or any state, county or city office. 

4.03 ADDITIONAL COST DEPOSIT 

The court, in particular matters, may require, at any time, an additional cost deposit to cover the accrued or estimated future costs. 

4.04  NOTE 

Copies may be charged to the estate if the fiduciary or the fiduciary’s attorney is requesting the copies.

LAND RECORDS

Where can I check county land records?

In order to transfer ownership of real property after someone dies, you need to find the last recorded property deed. A county land records office is the place to research and request such deeds.

STATE LAND RECORDS OFFICE

http://www.mo.gov/government/city-county-government/counties/

COUNTY LAND RECORDS OFFICE

http://www.jacksongov.org/267/Recorder-of-Deeds

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