I am the Executor of a Philadelphia estate and wish to distribute my mother’s house from the estate and into my name. What is the filing fee for that transfer?
In Philadelphia County, the filing fee for an Executor transferring a deed is subject to the Deed provisions of PA Acts 113 and 126. Currently, the fee for filing the deed, which distributes the house from your Mother’s estate into your own name, is $252.00. This amount is comprised of; $107 (Filing Fee), $107 (Philadelphia Housing Trust Fee), $.50 (State Writ Tax), $2.00 (Philadelphia County Fee) and $35.50 (Access to Justice Fee). This assumes you have been named as Executor in your Mother’s Will, as Deed transfer fees change based on your relationship to the property. It should be noted that in Philadelphia County, an estate Administrator pays the same fee as an Executor to transfer a deed to his or herself.
My wife died recently a resident of Philadelphia County. We owned a house as joint tenants. What is the filing fee for filing a deed to remove her name and put the deed into my name alone?
In Philadelphia County, currently the filing fee for a spouse to remove a deceased spouse/partner is subject to the Deceased Spouse/Partner provisions of PA Acts 113 and 126. The filing fee a to remove a deceased spouse is $38.00. This amount is comprised of; a $.50 (State Writ Tax), $2.00 (Philadelphia County Fee) and $35.50 (Access to Justice Fee). This assumes you can provide a copy of the death certificate, a copy of the marriage license and a surviving spouse affidavit.
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