OF THE FEES OF PUBLIC OFFICERS.
AN ACT to Regulate and Fix the Fees of the Register of Wills, and the Recorder of Deeds for New Castle County.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Stale of Delaware, in General Assembly met:
Section 1. That from and after the approval of this Act the Register of Wills for New Castle County and the Recorder of Deeds for New Castle County in lieu of the fees now provided by law, shall for the services herein specified collect the following fees to wit:
Section 2. REGISTER OF WILLS.
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,. 1 25
Over $l00. and not exceeding $500., 2 00
Over $500. and not exceeding $2000 3 00
Over $2000. and not exceeding $5000., 4 00
Over $5000 and not exceeding $10,000., 7 00
Over $10,000. and not exceeding $20,000., $10 00
Over $20,000. and not exceeding $50,000., 12 00
Over $50,000. and not exceeding $75,000., 15 00
Over $75,000. and not exceeding $100,000., 20 00
Over $100,000., 25 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, 25
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. and not exceeding $500., 2 00
Over $500. and not exceeding $1000., 3 00
Over $1000. and not exceeding $5000., 5 00
Over $5000. and not exceeding $10,000., 8 00
Over $10,000. and not exceeding $15,000., 10 00
Over $15,000. and not exceeding $20,000., 12 00
Over $20,000. and not exceeding $30,000 . , 15 00
Over $30,000. and not exceeding $40,000., 17 50
Over $40,000. one fourth of one per cent
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 $1000.00, 3 00
And for every additional $500.00, or fractional part thereof, in excess of $1000.00, 25 cts.
Entering caveat, $ 50
Issuing citation, 50
Issuing subpoena to give evidence, all witnesses named 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, acquitance or receipt, 1 00
And for each additional acknowledgment or certificate, 25
Fee for acknowledging an acquitance, 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 or 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 or 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 3. RECORDER OF DEEDS.
For recording, comparing and certifying an official obligation, One Dollar.
For recording, comparing and indexing a private Act of Assembly, deed, mortgage, chattel mortgage, release, assignment, contract of marriage, or other paper proper to be recorded, one dollar and twenty-five cents for the first two record pages or under, and for every additional page or fractional part of a page, fifty cents.
Certificate of Incorporation and Certificate of Amendment of Incorporation, four pages or less, three dollars and fifty cents. Each additional page, fifty cents.
For certificate under hand and seal of Office, fifty cents.
For certified copy, office copy or exemplified copy of any record, two cents per line.
For noting satisfaction of mortgage, fifty cents.
For certificate under hand, of the date of receiving mortgage for record, twenty-five cents.
For furnishing list of mortgages under hand and seal of office to Sheriff for holding inquisitions on lands taken in execution, or applying proceeds of sale of lands taken in execution or otherwise, one dollar.
Conveyance and lien searches, time consumed in making same, one dollar for first hour and fifty cents additional for each additional hour.
For filing certificates of Prothonotary, and noting on margin of mortgage return on writ of levari facias, twenty-five cents.
For noting on margin of record of mortgage, names of parties, number of writ and term in scire facias proceedings, upon certificate of Prothonotary, twenty-five cents.
For preparing and furnishing abstract of mortgage in sciree fabias proceedings, two cents a line.
Registering deeds in Registry Bureau of the City of Wilmington, twenty-five cents for each property described.
A record page shall consist of fifty lines, and a, line, when used as a measure of computation shall mean eight words.
Section 4. If any person shall neglect or refuse to pay the fees provided in this Act, for, any service or services performed, within ten days after written demand from the officer to whom such fees are due, he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction in the Court of General Sessions shall be fined ten dollars besides cost of suit.
Section 5. That Chapter 125 of the Revised Statutes of the State of Delaware, and Section 5 of Chapter 159 of Volume 13, Laws of Delaware, and all other Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent herewith, in so far as they affect the fees of the Register of Wills for New Castle County, and the Recorder of Deeds for New Castle County, are hereby repealed.
Approved April 4, A. D. 1907.