CHAPTER 300

NEW CASTLE COUNTY FEES TO BE CHARGED BY REGISTER OF WILLS

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 156 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, AS AMENDED, RELATING TO FEES TO BE CHARGED FOR SERVICES RENDERED BY THE REGISTER OF WILLS IN NEW CASTLE COUNTY.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That Chapter 156 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, as amended, be and the same is hereby further amended by repealing all of Section 12 thereof, being Code Section 5355 and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

5355. Sec. 12. Register of Wills in New Castle County:--

For filing petition for granting of letters of administration

or testamentary $.50

For granting letters of administration under seal, taking bond

and making registry thereof and appointing appraisers, if the

estate does not exceed $100.00 1.25

Over $100.00 and not exceeding $500.00 3.00

Over $500.00 and not exceeding $2,000.00 10.00

Over $2,000.00 and not exceeding $5,000.00 15.00

Over $5,000.00 and not exceeding $10,000.00 20.00

Over $10,000.00 and not exceeding $20,000.00 25.00

Over $20,000.00 and not exceeding $50,000.00 30.00

Over $50,000.00 and not exceeding $75,000.00 40.00

Over $75,000.00 and not exceeding $100,000.00 45.00

Over $100,000.00 and not exceeding $200,000.00 50.00

$200,000.00 and over $75.00 for the first $200,000.00 and

$10.00 for each additional $100,000.00 or part thereof in

excess of $200,000.00.

Taking and registering probate of will 2.00

For granting letters testamentary under seal, same as for letters of administration.

Copy of will annexed to letters testamentary, one and one-half cents per line of eight words.

Entering renunciation .25

Making and registering- order for advertising letters

of administration or testamentary 1.00

Hand Bills 1.00

Filing inventory, and making registry of such filing

and of appraised value of goods and chattels therein._ 1.00

Filing list of debts .25

Taking affidavit .25

Filing, adjusting and settling account, certifying such

settlement, if the sum of debts and credits inclusive of

interest calculated shall not exceed $100.00 1.00

Over $100.00 and not exceeding $500.00 3.00

Over $500.00 and not exceeding $1,000.00..........._______ 5.00

Over $1,000.00 and not exceeding $5,000.00 10.00

Over $5,000.00 and not exceeding $10,000.00 16.00

Over $10,000.00 and not exceeding $15,000.00 20.00

Over $15,000.00 and not exceeding $20,000.00 24.00

Over $20,000.00 and not exceeding $30,000.00 30.00

Over $30,000.00 and not exceeding $40,000.00. 35.00

Over $40,000.00 one-fourth of one per cent, not exceeding

in any case, however, the sum of $20,000.00.

For copy of account fifty cents per page, provided that each

page of the account as stated shall constitute a page.

For recording and indexing, direct and indirect, accounts

and settlements, where the total estate does not exceed $100.00 1.00

Over $100.00 and not exceeding $500.00 2.00

Over $500.00 and not exceeding $1,000.00 3.00

And for every additional $500.00 or fractional part thereof,

in excess of $1,000.00 twenty-five cents, not exceeding, however,

in any case the sum of $1,500.00.

Entering caveat .50

Issuing citation .50

Issuing subpoena to give evidence, all witnesses name

before the issuing of the subpoena to be named therein .50

Issuing an attachment 1.00

Taking depositions at large upon the litigation of a cause,

two cents per line, and twenty-five cents additional for

each deposition.

Entering interlocutory order upon the litigation of a cause .50

Entering sentence or decree upon the actual litigation

of a cause 1.00

Filing any petition, exception or other paper .50

Fee for sitting in trial of cause, per day 5.00

For recording release, acquittance or receipt 1.00

And for each additional acknowledgment or certificate 25

Fee for acknowledging an acquittance, or any paper

necessary to have acknowledgment thereto .50

For recording will and probate, or any other writing

proper to be recorded, and not otherwise provided

for, one and one-half cents per line of eight words. Certifying an

extract, two cents per line of eight words.

Affixing seal of office to any writing not hereinbefore mentioned,

and for which no other fee is allowed .50

Making search .25

Copy for exemplification of a record under seal not before

provided for, one and one-half cents per line of eight words.

In recording any will or paper or in giving any copy of exemplification of any paper, account or record which does not make one full page of the record the same shall be considered as a full page.

Section 2. This Act shall become effective on the first day of the month following the month in which it is approved by the Governor or otherwise enacted into law.

Approved April 17, 1947.