Probate Fees

Inventory Fee

Inventory Fee Calculator

*If an inventory is filed with an estate value of zero (0), then the inventory fee is $5.00, otherwise see the Inventory Fee Calculator  to determine the fee.

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Guardianship Petitions



Conservatorship Petitions



Protective Order



Deceased Estate


   plus inventory fee*

Petition to Reopen



Guardianship for an individual with a Developmental Disability

No Fee


Petitions for Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment

No Fee


Supervision of Trust



Small Estate


  plus inventory fee*

and $12.00 certification fee    


Wills filed for Safekeeping



Registration of Trusts



Subsequent Petitions, Motions, Objections









Civil Actions

Letters of Authority

Order of Discharge

Certified Documents



certification fee 

each page

Copy Fee

each page  

The fees can be paid by cash, check, money order or credit/debit card.The court will not accept out of state checks.


Payment can be made online with a credit/debit card via ePayment. ePayment has a 3.5% convenience fee. To utilize this option, click "Case Access" above, and then select ePayment Instructions for details. Wayne County Probate Court utilizes a third party vendor (CourtView Justice Solutions Inc.) to process ePayments. This transaction will appear on your statement as PAYPAL*COURTVIEW.


If paying in person with a credit card, only MasterCard or Discover is accepted with a 2.49% convenience fee (minimum $3.95) Click here for more information on credit card payments processed in person.



Requests for certified documents can be made in person or sent by mail to the following address:

Wayne County Probate Court

Attn:  Records Supervisor

1307 Coleman A. Young Municipal Center

Detroit , Michigan   48226

The Court will contact you with the cost once your request has been submitted. 

If you know the cost, please forward it along with your request.