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RULES OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE -- PROBATE DIVISION 

Rule 169. FEES.


(I) ENTRY FEES:

(a)  Original Entry of any Equity Action or Counterclaim
(including set-off, recoupment, cross-claims and third-party claims)
     $ 225.00

(b)  Petition File and Record Authenticated Copy of Will,
Foreign Wills; Petition Estate Administration for estates with
a gross value greater than $25,000; Petition Administration
of Person Not Heard From; Petition Guardian, Foreign Guardian
or Conservator (RSA 464-A)                                                          $ 195.00

(c)  Petition Termination of Parental Rights;
Petition Involuntary Admission; Petition Guardian
Minor Estate and Person and Estate (RSA 463); Petition
Guardian of Incompetent Veteran (RSA 465)                                    $ 155.00

(d)  Petition Adoption, includes one certificate (no entry
fee when accompanied by a Petition for termination);
Motion to Reopen (estate administration); Motion to
Bring Forward                                                                             $ 125.00

(e)  Petition Estate Administration for estates
having
a gross value of $25,000 or less; Petition Change
of Name (includes one certificate); Petition Guardian Minor
Person (RSA 463)                                                                        $ 85.00

(f)  Marriage Waiver                                                             $ 75.00

(g)  Motion Prove Will in Common and/or Solemn Form
(administration required); Motion to Re-examine Will                          $ 155.00

(h)  Petition Appoint Trustee                                                 $ 155.00

(i)  Motion Successor Trustee, Administrator, Executor,
or Guardian of Estate and Person and Estate (RSA 463)

(RSA 464-A); All Executor/Administrator Accounting for estates
with a gross value greater than $25,000; Trustees Accounting;
Guardian/Conservator Accounting; Motion for Summary
Administration                                                 
                          $ 85.00

(j)  Petition Change of Venue (includes authenticated
copy fee); Motion Successor Guardian of Person
(RSA 463) (RSA 464-A); Motion Sue on Bond;
Motion Remove Fiduciary; Motion Fiduciary to
Settle Account                                                                          $ 50.00

(k) Landlord Tenant Entry pursuant to ancillary
jurisdiction under RSA 547:3-l                                                      $ 125.00

(l) Small Claim Entry and Counterclaim, $5000 or less
(including set-off, recoupment, cross-claims and third-party
claims) pursuant to ancillary jurisdiction under RSA 547:3-l               $ 80.00

(m) Small Claim Transfer Fee pursuant to ancillary
jurisdiction under RSA 547:3-l                                                      $ 145.00

(n) Civil Writs of Summons and Counterclaims
(including set-off, recoupment, cross-claims and third-
party claims) pursuant to ancillary jurisdiction under
RSA 547:3-l                                                                             $ 150.00

(o) Replevin pursuant to ancillary jurisdiction
under RSA 547:3-l                                                                     $ 150.00

(p) Small Claim Entry and Counterclaim, $5001 to $7500
(including set-off, recoupment, cross-claims and third-party
claims) pursuant to ancillary jurisdiction under RSA 547:3-l               $ 135.00

(q)  Pursuant to RSA 490:26-a, II, the sum of $25.00 shall be added to each civil filing fee set forth in subsections (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), (h), (n), and (o) above.


(II)  ENTRY FEES INCLUDE:

Preparation and issuance of Original Orders of Notice, Notice, Copies of Decrees, mailing costs, certificate to discharge surety.


(III)  ENTRY FEES DO NOT INCLUDE:

Notice by publication.  The Party or the Attorney for the Party from whom the notice is required shall pay this fee.  The clerk of each county shall determine the cost of publication.  The request may require that payment be made directly to the publisher of the notice.

In-hand service.  If service by a law enforcement officer is required, the Party or the Attorney for the Party from whom the notice is required shall pay the cost of service to the appropriate county sheriff's department.

Additional copies.  If additional copies of any document, or additional certificates are requested beyond those included in normal processing as indicated above, the Party or the Attorney for the Party requesting the additional copies shall pay the costs in advance as indicated under "Certificates & Copies."


(IV)  OTHER:

Defaults (RSA 548:5-a)                                     $ 25.00/each occurrence
        Citations/show cause (RSA 548:5-a and 550:2)     $ 50.00/each occurrence
  
     Duplicate Audio                                                $ 25.00/each CD or download
        Application to Appear Pro Hac Vice                      $ 250.00
        Ex Parte Petition for Attachment, Ex Parte
           Petition for Writ of Trustee Process                   $ 40.00
        Motion for Periodic Payments                              $ 25.00
        Reissued Orders of Notice                                   $ 25.00
        Writ of Execution                                              $ 40.00

 
(V)  CERTIFICATES & COPIES:

Certificates                                                      $ 10.00
        Certification                                                     $ 10.00 plus copy fee
        Photocopy of Will                                              $ 1.00/page
        All other copied material                                     $ .50/page
        Original writ (form)                                            $ 1.00
        Authenticated Copy of Probate                            $ 40.00/each
        Certificate of Judgment                                      $ 10.00
        Exemplification of Judgment                                $ 40.00

"Certificates & Copies" shall apply to individual requests for the above services, requests for additional certificates beyond those provided with the original entries and requests for additional copies beyond those provided with the original entry fees.


(VI)  RECORDS RESEARCH FEES:

Records Research Fees.   Record information must be requested in writing and include the individual's full name and, if available, the individual's date of birth.  A fee of $20 per name will be assessed for up to 5 names.  Additional names will be assessed $5 per name.

The clerk may waive the records research fee when a request for record information is made by a member of the media consistent with the public's right to access court records under the New Hampshire Constitution.


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