Probate Court Costs & Fees


Fees change periodically. This page should give you an idea of what the court costs and fees are generally for probate cases in Harris County.

Cases With a Will (Testate)

  • Probate of a Will – associated court filing fees – $298.00
  • Notice to Creditors – $64.00
  • Citation Issued and Served by Others – each issuance – $8.00
  • Letters of Testamentary – each issuance – $2.00
  • Real estate filings – $15.00+ (depending on number of pages)

Cases Without a Will (Intestate)

  • Heirship and Administration – associated court filing fee – $377.00
  • Public Notices, Proof of Heirship – $150.00
  • Notice to Creditors – $64.00
  • Attorney Ad Litem – $500-1,000
  • Citation Issued and Served by Others – each issuance – $8.00
  • Letters of Administration – each issuance – $2.00
  • Real estate filings – $15.00+ (depending on number of pages)

Ancillary Probates

  • Probate of a Foreign Will – associated court filing fee – $219.00
  • Real estate filings – $15.00+ (depending on number of pages)

Small Estate Fees

  • Small Estate – associated court filing fee – $202.00
  • Real estate filings – $15.00+ (depending on number of pages)