Maine Revised Statutes

§1-602. Filing and certification fees

The register of probate must receive the following fees for filing or certifying documents: [1997, c. 18, §1 (AMD).]

(1).    For making and certifying to the register of deeds copies of devises of real estate, abstracts of petitions for appointment of a personal representative or for an elective share and any other document for which certification is required, $15, plus the fee for recording as provided by Title 33, section 751, except as otherwise expressly provided by law. The fee must be paid by the personal representative, petitioner or other person filing the document to be certified when the copy of the devise, abstract, petition for elective share or other document for which certification is required is requested. The register of probate shall deliver the certified document to the register of deeds together with the fee for recording as provided by Title 33, section 751;
[ 2005, c. 654, §1 (AMD) .]
(2).    For receiving and entering each petition or application for all estates, testate and intestate, including foreign estates, and the filing of a notice by a domiciliary foreign personal representative, except for the filing of a successor personal representative, when the value of the estate is:
(i). [1993, c. 148, §4 (RP).]
(i-a). For filing a will for no probate, no charge; [2005, c. 654, §1 (NEW).]
(ii). For filing a will to be probated and without an appointment, $15; [2005, c. 654, §1 (AMD).]
(iii). $10,000 and under, $20; [2005, c. 654, §1 (AMD).]
(iv). $10,001 to $20,000, $40; [2005, c. 654, §1 (AMD).]
(v). $20,001 to $30,000, $60; [2005, c. 654, §1 (AMD).]
(vi). $30,001 to $40,000, $75; [2005, c. 654, §1 (AMD).]
(vii). $40,001 to $50,000, $95; [2005, c. 654, §1 (AMD).]
(viii). $50,001 to $75,000, $125; [2005, c. 654, §1 (AMD).]
(ix). $75,001 to $100,000, $190; [2005, c. 654, §1 (AMD).]
(x). $100,001 to $150,000, $250; [2005, c. 654, §1 (AMD).]
(xi). $150,001 to $200,000, $325; [2005, c. 654, §1 (AMD).]
(xii). $200,001 to $250,000, $375; [2005, c. 654, §1 (AMD).]
(xiii). $250,001 to $300,000, $450; [2005, c. 654, §1 (AMD).]
(xiv). $300,001 to $400,000, $500; [2005, c. 654, §1 (AMD).]
(xv). $400,001 to $500,000, $575; [2005, c. 654, §1 (AMD).]
(xvi). $500,001 to $750,000, $625; [2005, c. 654, §1 (AMD).]
(xvii). $750,001 to $1,000,000, $700; [2005, c. 654, §1 (AMD).]
(xviii). $1,000,001 to $1,500,000, $750; [2005, c. 654, §1 (AMD).]
(xix). $1,500,001 to $2,000,000, $875; or [2005, c. 654, §1 (AMD).]
(xx). More than $2,000,000, $950, and continuing in steps of $100 for every increase in value of $500,000 or part thereof above $2,500,000; [2005, c. 654, §1 (AMD).]
[ 2005, c. 654, §1 (AMD) .]
(3).    For making copies from the records of the court, $1 for each page;
[ 2005, c. 654, §1 (AMD) .]
(4).    For each certificate, under seal of the court, of the appointment and qualification of a personal representative, guardian, conservator or trustee, $5, and for each double certificate, $10;
[ 2005, c. 654, §1 (AMD) .]
(5).    For filing a petition for appointment as guardian, $50;
[ 2005, c. 654, §1 (AMD) .]
(6).    For filing application for involuntary hospitalization, $10;
[ 2005, c. 654, §1 (AMD) .]
(7).    For filing a joined petition for guardian and conservator, $75;
[ 2005, c. 654, §1 (AMD) .]
(8).    For filing any other formal proceeding, $25;
[ 2005, c. 654, §1 (AMD) .]
(9).    For filing a petition for appointment of conservator, $50;
[ 2005, c. 654, §1 (AMD) .]
(10).    For all other subsequent informal appointments, $25; and
[ 2005, c. 654, §1 (AMD) .]
(11).    For filing a petition for elective share, $120.
[ 2005, c. 654, §1 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1979, c. 540, §1 (NEW). 1979, c. 719, §§1-3 (AMD). 1981, c. 279, §10 (AMD). 1981, c. 470, §A43 (AMD). 1983, c. 262, §§1,2 (AMD). 1987, c. 392, §§1-4 (AMD). 1993, c. 148, §§3,4 (AMD). 1997, c. 18, §1 (AMD). 2003, c. 383, §1 (AMD). 2005, c. 654, §1 (AMD).