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Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Probate Court: Register of Wills

Inheritance Law > US Probate Courts > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia County Probate Court

Population 1,526,006
County Seat Philadelphia

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This page will provide you with the following:

Links to the Philadelphia 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 Pennsylvania probate,
  • probate forms and fees for Philadelphia County,
  • land records office locations for Philadelphia County.

Where to file?

Where do I file a petition for probate in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania?

In the Pennsylvania Court system, probate is handled by the "Courts of Common Pleas Courts"

The Courts of Common Pleas Court for Philadelphia County:

NAME OF COURT:

Register of Wills

WEB ADDRESS:

Website Link

PHONE:

(215) 686-6250

ADDRESS:

Room 180, City Hall
Broad & Market Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19107

MAP:

GoogleMap

FAQ/SELF-HELP INFO FOR PROBATE

COUNTY INFO

Philadelphia County Court Self Help Materials for Probate:

https://secureprod.phila.gov/row/faq.aspx

FORMS & FEES

STATE

Pennsylvania Probate Forms, for use in all of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Probate Forms

COUNTY-SPECIFIC

Additional Local Probate Forms specifcally for Philadelphia County court

Philadelphia County Probate Forms:

https://secureprod.phila.gov/row/forms.aspx

 

Philadelphia County PROBATE FEES:

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Probate Fees Information:

Pennsylvania Probate Fees URL

Philadelphia County Probate Fees Page

 

Fee Schedule

 

Probate Fees (effective as of July 15, 2008):

 
Probate Values Base Fees Tax(20%) Family Court
Filing Fee
Filing Fees Total Probate Fee
0 to 250 $10.00 $2.00 $2.00 $135.50 $149.50
250.01 to 1000 $25.00 $5.00 $5.00 $135.50 $170.50
1000.01 to 2000 $35.00 $7.00 $7.00 $135.50 $184.50
2000.01 to 3000 $45.00 $9.00 $9.00 $135.50 $198.50
3000.01 to 4000 $55.00 $11.00 $11.00 $135.50 $212.50
4000.01 to 5000 $65.00 $13.00 $13.00 $135.50 $226.50
5000.01 to 6000 $75.00 $15.00 $15.00 $135.50 $240.50
6000.01 to 7000 $85.00 $17.00 $17.00 $135.50 $254.50
7000.01 to 8000 $95.00 $19.00 $19.00 $135.50 $268.50
8000.01 to 9000 $105.00 $21.00 $21.00 $135.50 $282.50
9000.01 to 10000 $115.00 $23.00 $23.00 $135.50 $296.50
10000.01 to 50000 $150.00 $30.00 $30.00 $135.50 $345.50
50000.01 to 200000 $225.00 $45.00 $45.00 $135.50 $450.50
200000.01 to 300000 $300.00 $60.00 $60.00 $135.50 $555.50
300000.01 to 400000 $375.00 $75.00 $75.00 $135.50 $660.50
400000.01 to 500000 $450.00 $90.00 $90.00 $135.50 $765.50
500000.01 to 600000 $525.00 $105.00 $105.00 $135.50 $870.50
600000.01 to 700000 $600.00 $120.00 $120.00 $135.50 $975.50
700000.01 to 800000 $675.00 $135.00 $135.00 $135.50 $1,080.50
800000.01 to 900000 $750.00 $150.00 $150.00 $135.50 $1,185.50
First $1,000,000 $825.00 $165.00 $165.00 $135.50 $1,290.50
Each Additional $100,000 $75.00 $15.00 $15.00    
Each Additional $1,000,000 $750.00 $150.00 $150.00    
   
 

Filing Fees include:

 
Description Base Fees
PROBATE - INVENTORY $20.00
PROBATE - JUDICIAL COMPUTER PROJECT $35.50
PROBATE - INHERITANCE TAX $20.00
PROBATE - PLEADINGS & PAPERS $20.00
PROBATE - RECORD MANAGEMENT FEE $15.00
ACCESS FEE $25.00
   
 

Total Probate Fees do not include:

 
Description Comment Base Fees
CAVEAT Informal $50.00
TRAVEL   $100.00
CITATIONS   $50.00
PROBATE - SHORTS Fee for Each $10.00
PROBATE - RENUNCIATIONS Fee for Each $10.00
PROBATE - AFFIDAVITS Fee for Each $10.00
PROBATE - BOND Fee for Each $10.00
PROBATE - CODICIL Fee for Each $15.00
PROBATE - COMMISSION Both $50.00
PROBATE - MISC. INHERITANCE TAX FILING   $50.00
PROBATE - DBN/CTA   $25.00
PERFECTED CAVEAT   $75.00
RECORD WILL Added 10/05/2006 $22.00
EXEMPLIFIED COPY WITH CERTIFICATION $20.00
AFFIDAVIT OF FOREIGN FIDUCIARY   $15.00
PETITIONS   $50.00
ENTRY OF APPEARANCE   $75.00

 

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.parecorderassoc.com/Registry.aspx

COUNTY LAND RECORDS OFFICE

https://www.phila.gov/departments/department-of-records/

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