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Initial filing fee charged by Dorchester County is $25.00. Remaining court costs are calculated based upon the inventory and will be billed at a later date.

Size of the Regular Estate Filing Fee
$0.00 to $4,999 $25.00
$5,000 to $19,999 $45.00
$20,000 to $59,999 $67.50
$60,000 to $99,999 $95.00
$100,000 to $599,999 $95.00 plus .0015 in excess of $100,000
$600,000 and above $845.00 on the 1st $600,000
plus .0025 in excess of $600,000

Small Estate Affidavit or Affidavit for Collection of Personal Property
Up to $100.00 $12.50
$101.00 to $5,000.00 $25.00
$5,001.00 to $9,999.99 $45.00

*Pursuant to SC Code of Laws §8-21-770

Possible Additional Fees
Copies per page $.50
Search Fee (by mail) $.50
Filing Demand for Notice $5.00
Issuing Certified Copies $5.00
Filing Conservatorship Accounting $10.00
Filing of a Will Only $10.00
Probate of a Will $25.00
Certified Copy of Will $5.00 + .50 pp
Certifying Appeal Record $10.00
Issuing Exemplified/Authenticated Copies $20.00
Recording Authenticated or Certified Copies $20.00
Reopen Closed Estates $22.50
Annual Accounting Fee $10.00
Application/Petition for Appointment of Special Administrator $22.50
Application/Petition for Subsequent Administration (Closed) $22.50
Application/Petition for Successor Personal Representative $22.50
Any Summons and Complaint or Petition $150.00
Summons and Petition for Sale of Real Estate $150.00
Summons and Petition for Allowance of Claim $150.00
Summons and Petition for Approval of Minor Settlement $150.00
Summons and Petition for Approval of Wrongful Death/Survival Settlement $150.00
Summons and Petition for Conservatorship $150.00
Summons and Petition for Guardianship $150.00
Summons and Petition for Special Conservatorship $150.00
Petition for Subsequent Administration (Struck)
All Delinquent Paperwork Must Accompany Fee


Summons and Petition for Removal of PR, Prove Common Law, Elective Share, Prove Will or Prove Codicil $150.00
Petition to Withdraw Funds (Conservatorship) NO FEE
Summons and Petition to Determine Heirs $150.00
Update Certificate of Appointment NO FEE

Last updated: 3/13/2017 9:59:21 AM