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Probate Registry services and fees

​​Probate Registry services

  • granting Probate and Letters of Administration
  • overseeing the Curatorship system

Probate Registry fees

Download Probate Stamp Duty ready reckoner (size 29kb)

Note that this list is intended as a guide only to the most common applications. It is not exhaustive. If any query arises, Stamp Duties and Fees (Jersey) Law 1998 as amended - Part III of the Schedule should be referred to. The fees listed came into effect on the 1 January 2013

Stamp Duties and Fees (Jersey) Law 1998 as amended on Jersey Law website

Item​Stamp Duty
1. ACTIONS –  
(a) Billet à la Table or Billet au Greffe, first Billet in the cause£80
(b) Where the court fixes a special day for the hearing or trial the following additional fee shall be paid, for each half day or part of a half day.£500
  
2. CAVEATS, for the entry or renewal of a caveat£80
  
3. COPIES –  
(a) Photographic copies, for each sheet photographed £1
(b) Typewritten or written copies, for each page£15
(c) Sealed and certified copies£30
  
4. DOCUMENT (including will) lodged au Greffe, for each document £80
  
5. EVIDENCE –  
(a) taken in writing before the Viscount, for each half day or part of a half day £500
(b) Copy of transcript of, for each page£15
  
6. ORDER OF JUSTICE, signature of Bailiff £60
  
7. APPLICATIONS, for drawing up, perusing and settling and administering oaths, affidavits or other documents in addition to the stamp duty chargeable under item 9 of this Part At discretion of Greffier subject to a maximum of £500
  
8. INTERVENTIONS OR OPPOSITIONS in a probate action£80
  
9. PROBATE OR LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION –  
(1) if the net value of the personal estate is sworn – (a) Not to exceed £10,000
  (a) Not to exceed £10,000  
  (b) Not to exceed £100,000£50 for each £10,000 or part of £10,000

  (c) To exceed £100,000 but not to exceed £13,360,000 

£500 in respect of the first £100,000, plus £75 for each additional £10,000 or part thereof
  (d) To exceed £13,360,000​

£100,000​

(2) in all cases under this item –  
  (a) in the case of a professional application. £80
  (b) in any other case.£200
  
10. REPRESENTATIONS TO THE COURT –  
(a) Presentation to the Court of£80
(b) Where the Court fixes a special day for the hearing, for each half day or part of a half day £500
  
11. SEARCHES in the Probate Registry, for each half hour£30
  
12. SUMMONSES –  
(a) Summoning or attempting to summon a party, and record £200
(b) Summoning a witness, and record £200
  
13. TRUST CORPORATIONS, authorization of £500
  
14. VISCOUNT AS ADMINISTRATOR –  
(a) Attendances to obtain particulars of the estate and attendances with the Greffier to obtain administration, for each half day or part of a half day £500
(b) Preparation of the inventory, for each half day or part of a half day £200
(c) Administration of the estate –  
  (i) commission on the gross nature of the personal estate –  
    on the first £5,000  (£10,000 from 1/1/12)10%
    on the next £5,000  (£10,000 from 1/1/12)8%
    on the next £10,000 (£10,000 from 1/1/12)4%
    on the balance in excess of £20,000 (£30,000 from 1/1/12)2%
  (ii) commission on all monies paid or distributed 2½%
(d) Attendances of the Viscount not provided above, for each half day or part of a half day £500
  
15. VISCOUNT IN POSSESSION PENDENTE LITE Such fees and percentages as may be determined by the Royal Court in each particular case

Curatorships​


(a) Application to deal with interdict’s property (Article 43(17)) 
  (i) in the case of a professional application£80 – Court Stamps and £40 Jurats Stamps
  (ii) in the case of any other£200 – Court Stamps and £40 - Jurats Stamps

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