Note: The fees listed below do not include the fee for a citation or summons.  Each citation is an additional $15 and each summons is an additional $5.  Costs for publication, if applicable, are the responsibility of the petitioner/plaintiff.  If there is no initial filing fee, other fees and costs associated with the action, including, but not limited to, a citation, summons or copies, still apply and shall be charged.

Any party entering a complaint, petition or other civil action in which an initial filing fee is payable, and to which a separate docket number is assigned shall pay to the Register a surcharge of $15 in addition to the fee otherwise required.  See G. L. c. 262, § 4C.  Adding a suffix does not create a separate docket number that requires a surcharge.

Abuse Prevention

Type of PleadingFiling FeeSurcharge (if applicable)
Abuse Prevention/Abuse ProtectionNo Fee 
Disabled Abuse PetitionNo Fee 
Elderly Abuse PetitionNo Fee 

Accounts

Type of PleadingFiling FeeSurcharge (if applicable)
Allowance of Account, Petition$75$15
Amended/Substituted Account$75 
Render an Inventory or Account, Petition$75 
Where the gross value accounted for in Schedule A of the Account is $1,000 or lessNo Fee 
Where the gross value accounted for is more than $1,000 but not more than $10,000, provided, however, that the fees shall not exceed $170 regardless of the time covered by such account$75 
Where the gross value accounted for is $10,000 or more than $10,000 but not more than $100,000 (per year or fraction thereof covered by such account)$100 
Where the gross value accounted for is more than $100,000 but not more than $500,000 (per year or fraction thereof covered by such account)$150 
Where the gross value accounted for is more than $500,000 but not more than $1,000,000 (per year or fraction thereof covered by such account)$200 
Where the gross value accounted for is more than $1,000,000 but not more than $2,000,000 (per year or fraction thereof covered by such account)$400 
Where the gross value accounted for is more than $2,000,000 but not more than $5,000,000 (per year or fraction thereof covered by such account)$750 
Where the gross value accounted for is more than $5,000,000 but not more than $7,500,000 (per year or fraction thereof covered by such account)$1500 
Where the gross value accounted for is more than $7,500,000 but not more than $10,000,000 (per year or fraction thereof covered by such account)$2500 
Where the gross value accounted for is more than $10,000,000 (per year or fraction thereof covered by such account)$3500 

Adoption

Type of PleadingFiling FeeSurcharge (if applicable)
Dispense with consent to adoption, PetitionNo Fee 
Complaint/PetitionNo Fee 

Bonds/Surety

Type of PleadingFiling FeeSurcharge (if applicable)
Filing of a Subsequent Bond  $75 
Leave to Bring suit on a bondNo Fee 
New Bond, Petition$75 
Demand for Sureties$75 
Discharge of Surety, Petition$75 
Modification of Bond, Petition$75 
Reduction of Bond, Petition$75 

Change of Name

Type of PleadingFiling FeeSurcharge (if applicable)
Motion – in divorce actions only, during Nisi period$100 
Petition$150$15

Domestic Relations and Paternity

Type of PleadingFiling FeeSurcharge (if applicable)
Affirmation of Marriage, Complaint$200$15
Alimony, Complaint$100$15
Annulment, Complaint$200$15
Complaint for Custody-Support-Visitation$100$15
Complaint for Paternity$100$15
Complaints to establish paternity or for custody-support-visitation and modifications filed by the IV-D agencyNo Fee 
Convey land as if sole$150 
Divorce, Complaint$200$15
Enforcement of Foreign Decree – Alimony only$100$15
Grandparent visitation, PetitionNo Fee 
Marriage of a minor$180$15
Marriage without delay$180$15
Modification of all non-child related issues$150 
Modification of Foreign Custody or Support Decree, G. L. c. 208, s. 29 – except for those actions filed by the IV-D agency for which there is no filing fee$100 
Modification relative to child support, custody and visitation – except for those actions filed by the IV-D agency for which there is no filing fee$50 
Registration of Foreign Custody DecreeNo Fee 
Removal, Post-Judgment$50 
Separate Support$100$15
Support of spouse or child pursuant to G. L. c. 209, § 32F, ComplaintNo Fee 
Temporary restraining order against a spouse related to a complaint for divorce or separate supportNo Fee 

Equity

Type of PleadingFiling FeeSurcharge (if applicable)
Complaint$240$15
Complaint related to separate support or the custody or support of minors$100$15
Complaint to Correct Birth Record$240$15
Partition, Petition$240$15
Restrain a Personal Representative, Complaint$240 
Specific Performance, Petition$240$15
Temporary Restraining Order/Injunction$100 

Guardian/Conservator

(Note:  There is no separate fee for the initial appointment bond of a fiduciary or the initial Letters of appointment).

Type of PleadingFiling FeeSurcharge (if applicable)
Appointment of Conservator or for Single Transaction, Petition$240$15
Appointment of a Guardian, PetitionNo Fee 
Expand, Modify, Limit Powers of a Conservator, Petition$150 
Expand, Modify, Limit Powers of a Guardian, PetitionNo Fee 
Foreign Conservator Sworn Statement$75$15
Removal of a Fiduciary$100 
Resignation of Conservator or Guardian, PetitionNo Fee 
Termination of Conservator or Guardian, PetitionNo Fee 

Letters

Type of PleadingFiling FeeSurcharge (if applicable)
Subsequent Letter$25 

Probate

(Note:  There is no separate fee for the initial appointment bond of a fiduciary or the initial Letters of appointment).

Type of PleadingFiling FeeSurcharge (if applicable)
Appointment of a Receiver of the Estate of an Absentee, Petition$200$15 
Appointment of Special Personal Representative, Petition$375$15
Appointment of a Trustee, Petition$375$15
Approval of Compromise, Petition$75 
Care of Burial Lot$60 
Closing Statement$75 
Counsel Fees, Petition$150 
Determination of Value, Petition$75 
Erection of Monument$60 
Filing a will for Safekeeping – except that no additional fee shall be charged for filing a will in substitution for a will previously filed and withdrawn$75 
Filing of a Declaration of Common Trust Fund$400$15 
Foreign Personal Representative Sworn Statement$75$15
Formal Probate of Will, Adjudication of Intestacy and Appointment of Personal Representative, Petition$375$15
Formal Appointment of Successor Personal Representative, Petition$375 $15
Formal Removal of Personal Representative, Petition$100  
General Petition, Probate$150 $15
General Petition, Trust$375 $15
Informal Probate of Will and/or Appointment of Personal Representative, Petition$375 $15
Informal Appointment of Successor Personal Representative, Petition$375 $15
Leave to Deposit Certain Funds$200  
Order of Complete Settlement, Petition$75  
Payment of Deposits, PetitionNo Fee  
Public Administration, Petition$100 $15 
Removal of a Fiduciary$100  
Resignation of a FiduciaryNo Fee  
Representation of Insolvency$150  
Small Estate Closing Statement$75  
Supervised Administration, Petition$375 $15 
Termination of Trust, Petition$240$15
Vacate a Formal Order, Petition$150 
Voluntary Administration, Statement$100$15

Sale, Lease or Mortgage of Real or Personal Estate by Any Fiduciary

Type of PleadingFiling FeeSurcharge (if applicable)
Leave to Lease real estate$75 
Leave to Mortgage real estate$75 
Sale where the gross value accounted for is $100,000 or less$100 
Sale where the gross value accounted for is more than $100,000 but not more than $250,000$250 
Sale where the gross value accounted for is more than $250,000 but not more than $500,000$500 
Sale where the gross value accounted for is more than $500,000 but not more than $1,000,000$750 
Sale where the gross value accounted for is more than $1,000,000$1,000 

Miscellaneous

Type of PleadingFiling FeeSurcharge (if applicable)
Amendment of record – except as relates to separate support, adoption or the custody or support of minors$60 
Certificate of Orders, Decrees, Rulings, Judgments or Other Proceedings$20 + $1 per page for each page except the first 
Citation, order of notice or precept$15 
Commission to take Depositions$20 
Copy, Attested – of court documents and records, including docket sheets or other papers in possession and under the control of the Register$2.50 per page 
Copy Unattested – of court documents, records or other papers in possession and under the control of the Register$1 per page 
Exemplified copies$50 + $1 per page for each page except the first 
General Petition – except as relates to custody or support of minors$150$15
Summons$5 
Summons for Contempt$5 
Tape Cassette or CD recordings of proceedings$50.50 + postage per 90 minutes of recording or part thereof 
Transcript of a Judgment$50 + $1 per page  for each page except the first