Filing fees for probate matters increase!

Alachua County Probate Court

Clerk’s fees for filing opening a probate administration jumped rather dramatically on June 1, 2009.

Both Summary Administration and Formal Administration filing fees saw a $115 increase statewide.  The new fees were updated on the Alachua County Clerk’s website.

But don’t blame the clerks!

The new clerk’s fees, signed into law by Charlie Christ last week do not benefit the clerk’s office.  Instead, they are funneled for other state fund allocations.

Probate fees were not alone on the increase.  Foreclosure filings appear to have been hit the worst – which may result in a significant decrease in cases filed.

Another scheduled fee hike is due for July – let’s hope probate fees don’t see another hit!