Probate / Guardianship Fees

Schedule of Fees


Annual Account$25
Annual or Final Report of Guardian$10
Application for Sale of Real or Personal Property (no citation or service included)$25
Claims Against the Estate$10
Orders (Judges Signature)$2
Final Accounting (no citation or service included)$25
In-County Service (each)$90
Inventory After 90 days$25
All Probate Cases (no citation or service included)$360

For More Information

eFiling an Administration with  Heirship 


When filing administration and heirship together, select “Probate” under category and “Independent Administration” under type. ($360.00)

This will give you the filing fee for the administration.  No citation or service for the Administration is included in the base cost.

To add the costs for the heirship, all that is needed are additional fees not already charged in the Administration.

On the “Enter Filing Details” screen, add both the Application for Administration and then click “Add Another Filing” to add the Heirship Application.

If you select 

Under “Optional Services” you will need to add the following new fees for the Heirship:

Probate Service Publication $90.00

Probate Service In County $90.00 x 2

Issue Citation x 3 $24.00 

Judges Signature x 3 $6.00 (one of these is actually an oath)

The total cost for filing an Administration and Heirship with citations and service fees is $660.00.

New Guardianships or Temporary Guardianships

New Guardianship or Temporary Guardianship applications must file with the County Clerk a fingerprint-based criminal history record information if:

     (1) the liquid assets of the estate of the ward exceed $50,000.00; or

     (2) the proposed guardian is not a resident of Texas.

You may acquire this fingerprint-based criminal history record information from the following website instructions, , on the  FBI website.  Proof of the filing of this information with the Clerk will be needed for the JBCC.


For more information about the County Clerk's services and fees, please contact the Clerk's office at (817) 579-3222.