Estates, Wills, and Trusts

Estates, Wills, Trusts, and Civil Actions.

Note: Fiduciaries are responsible to maintain and have available their Letters of Authority.  The Court does not provide them to or fax them to a doctor, hospital, school, funeral home, etc.


Probate Court Filing Fees 
Gross Estate Fee Schedule 

Inventory Fee (Gross Estate Calculator)

Oakland County Probate Court Notices regarding Gross Estate Fees:

Notice Regarding Fees (GEF & Motions) - July 2004
Notice to the Public - November 2005
Inventory Fee Notice - February 2006
Notice in Regards to the Change in Calculation of Inventory Fees (aka Gross Estate Fees) - November 2006
Notice Regarding Gross Estate Fee Calculation for dates on or after 3/28/2013
Cola-Cost of Living Adjustment


Affidavit of Decedent's Successor for Delivery of Certain Assets Owned by Decedent - PC 598
Authorization to Release Will Held for Safe Keeping - PC 548

Information and Instructions:

General Information Sheet for the Opening of a Decedents Estate - PEMH 1024
Checklist for Opening a Decedent Estate by Informal Application

Important Notice for Personal Representatives/Closing a Decedent's Estate
Instructions for Completing Affidavit of Decedent's Successor for Delivery of Certain Assets Owned by Decedent
Instructions for Filing a Petition and Order for Assignment - PEMH 1025
Information Sheet for Procedure/ Responsibilities Following the Filing of a Petition - PEMH 1034
Oakland County Public Administrator List
Publishing Notice to Creditors
Basic Instructions for Filing an Account

For more information, please refer to the following brochures:

Disposition of Small Estates - Brochure #3
Depositing Your Will for Safekeeping - Brochure #4
What You Should Know About Your Estate - Brochure #5
Planning to Administer a Decedent's Estate - Brochure #8
Inventories, Annual Accounts and Reports - Brochure #9