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Surrogate Fees

Please make checks payable to Passaic County Surrogate Court. Credit cards are not accepted.

Filing Fees

  • Probate (Will): Starts at $100
  • Administration (no will): Starts at $125
  • Release and Refunding Bonds: $10 for 2 pages

Document Fees

  • New certificate: $5
  • Research Request: $10
  • Plain copy of Paperwork: $3 per page
  • Certified copy of paperwork: $5 for the certification and $5 each page

Filing Fees for Superior Court Matters

  • Verified Complaint for anything other than Guardianships: $175.00
  • Guardianships: $200.00
  • Answers/Oppositions/Responses to Complaints: $110.00
  • Answer and Counterclaim: $175.00
  • Motions and Responses to Motions: $15.00

Original and copy of pleadings. We will only keep the original and any copies submitted whether 1,2 or 3 will all be filed and returned to the attorney.  Must provide a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope of sufficient size and postage to return filed pleadings and signed Orders/Judgments back from the Court. The Court will not return pleadings without the return envelope.

Processing time of submissions can take up to 2 weeks and sometimes longer depending on work load and Judge's availability. Calls as to status should not be made to the Court. The pleadings are processed and returned as soon as we can do so.