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Information and public services for the Island of Jersey

L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

Probate Registry services and fees

​​Probate Registry services

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

Probate Registry fees

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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

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
(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
(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​


(2) in all cases under this item –  
  (a) in the case of a professional application. £80
  (b) in any other case.£200
(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
(a) Summoning or attempting to summon a party, and record £200
(b) Summoning a witness, and record £200
13. TRUST CORPORATIONS, authorization of £500
(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


(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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