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Non probate assets of the decedent may be transferred by contracts such as joint and survivorship property or payable on death accounts. Probate assets may be transferred through the Lake County Probate Court.  Administration of estate consists of making sure that probate assets are gathered, preserved, and allocated among the heirs of the decedent, beneficiaries, and/or creditors according to Ohio statute and decedent’s will.

Procedure for Full Administration

Initial Deposit ( Cash / Check / Money Order Only) $200

With Will

  • Photocopy of the Death Certificate
  • The Original Last Will and Testament of Decedent
  • Application to Probate Will (Form 2.0) with the filing fee
  • Surviving Spouse, Children, Next of Kin, Legatees and Devisees (Form 1.0)
  • Application for Authority to Administer Estate (Form 4.0)
  • Fiduciary’s Bond (Form 4.2) If Applicable 

Without Will

  • Photocopy of the Death Certificate
  • Application for Authority to Administer Estate (Form 4.0)
  • Surviving Spouse, Children, Next of Kin, Legatees and Devisees (Form 1.0)
  • Waiver of Right to Administer (Form 4.3) If Applicable
  • Fiduciary’s Bond (Form 4.2) If Applicable

All forms can be mailed to: 
Lake County Probate Court
P.O. Box 490
Painesville, Ohio 44077

Initial Full Administration Packet and Forms

Checklist/ Packet/ Initial Filing Forms: Full Administration Filing Fee
Checklist-Initial Filing Of Full Administration of Estate Intestate (No Will)
Checklist-Initial Filing Of Full Administration of Estate Testate (With Will)
Checklist and Packet-Full Administration with Will$200.00
Checklist and Packet-Full Administration without Will$200.00
Supplemental Application for Ancillary Administration
Form 1.0 Surviving Spouse, Children, Next of Kin
Form 2.0 Application to Probate Will
Form 2.1 Waiver of Notice of Probate of Will
Form 2.2 Notice of Probate of Will
Form 2.4 Certificate of Service of Notice of Probate of Will
Form 3.0 Appointment of Appraiser$5.00
Form 4.0 Application for Authority to Administer Estate$5.00
LCPC Form 4.1 Application to Waive Bond

Inventory

Checklist/ Packet and Individual Forms: Inventory Filing Fee
Checklist and Packet – Inventory on Estate Administration$20-$23
Checklist for Inventory -Estate Administration
Form 6.0 Inventory and Appraisal
Form 6.1 Schedule of Assets
LCPC Form 6.10 Application to Extend Time to File Inventory in an Estate$5.00
Form 6.2 Waiver of Notice of Hearing on Inventory
Form 6.3 Notice of Hearing on Inventory
LCPC Form 6.33 AA Certificate of Service on Inventory

Insolvency

Checklist/ Packet and Individual Forms: Insolvency Filing Fee
Checklist-Insolvency 
Checklist and Packet-Insolvency $30
Representation of Insolvency 

Fiduciary’s Account

Checklist/ Packet and Individual Forms: AccountFiling Fee
Checklist – Partial and Final Accounts for Estate Administration
Checklist and Packet- Final and Distributive Account for Estate AdministrationCALL FOR COST DUE
Checklist and Packet- Partial Account for Estate AdministrationCALL FOR COST DUE
Form 13.0 Fiduciary’s Account
Form 13.1 Receipts and Disbursements
Form 13.10 Notice to Extend Administration$5.00
Form 13.2 Assets Remaining in Fiduciary’s Hands
Form 13.4 Waiver of Partial AccountCALL FOR COST DUE
Form 13.6 Certificate of TerminationCALL FOR COST DUE
Form 13.7A Waiver and Notice and Consent to Account
Form 13.8 Application to Extend Administration$5.00
Form 13.9 Certificate or Service of Account to Heirs or Beneficiaries
LCPC Form 4.0 Computation of Ordinary Attorney Fees
LCPC Form 4.02 Computation of Executor or Administrator Fees

Reopen Estate

Checklist/ Packet and Individual Forms: Reopen Estate
Checklist Reopening an Estate in Order to Administer Newly Discovered Assets in a Full Administration/Unclaimed Funds
Checklist and Packet-Reopen an Estate in Order to Administer Newly Discovered Assets in a Full Administration/Unclaimed Funds
LCPC Form 6.13 Application to Distribute Unclaimed Funds
LCPC Form 6.14-Motion to Reopen
LCPC Form 6.15-Report of Newly Discovered Assets and Judgment Entry
Form 1.0 Surviving Spouse, Children, Next of Kin
LCPC Form 5.9 Report of Distribution

Miscellaneous Forms: Administering an Estate

Individual FormsFiling Fee
Form 4.1 Supplemental Application for Ancillary Administration
Form 4.3 Waiver of Right to Administer
LCPC Form 5.9 Report of Distribution
LCPC FORM 6.15- Report of Newly Discovered Assets
Form 7.0 Certification of Notice to Administrator of Medicaid Estate Recovery Program
Form 7.1 Application for Family Allowance$5.00
Form 8.3 Summary of General Rights of Surviving Spouse
Form 8.6 Waiver of Service to Surviving Spouse of the Citation to Elect
Form 9.0 Application to Sell Personal Property$22.00
Form 9.C Application for Transfer of Motor Vehicle$7.00
Consent to Transfer of Motor Vehicle
Form 11.0 Consent to Power to Sell Real Estate
Form 12.0 Application for Certificate of Transfer$7.00
Form 12.1 Certificate to Transfer
Form 22.3 Verification of Receipt and Deposit$5.00
LCPC Form 4.1 Application to Waive Bond$5.00
LCPC Form 6.16 Status Report
Consent to Auditor’s Valuation
Instructions for Service
Application to Reduce Bond$5.00

Real Estate Transfer without Will

  Information and Procedure
Initial Deposit ( Cash / Check / Money Order Only)
Without Will $35.00

Photocopy of death certificate
Application for Certificate of Transfer (Form 12.0) with filing fee
Certificate of Transfer (Form 12.1)
Surviving Spouse, Children, Next of Kin, Legatees and Devisees (Form 1.0)
Proof of Auditor Value and Legal Description of the Property (Deed)

All forms can be mailed to:
Lake County Probate Court
P.O. Box 490
Painesville, Ohio 44077

Forms

Checklist/Packet: Initial Real Estate Transfer without Will Packet
Checklist-Certificate of Transfer
Checklist and Packet-Certificate of Transfer Without Will
Individual Forms
Form 1.0 Surviving Spouse, Children, Next of Kin, Legatees and Devises
Contact Information
Form 12.0 Application for Certificate of Transfer
Form 12.1 Certificate of Transfer

Real Estate Transfer with Will

 Information and Procedure
Initial Deposit ( Cash / Check / Money Order Only) 
With Will $68.00

Photocopy of death certificate
Original Will
Application to Probate Will (Form 2.0)
Surviving Spouse, Children, Next of Kin, Legatees and Devisees (Form 1.0)
Waiver of Notice of Probate of Will (Form 2.1)
Certificate of Service of Notice of Probate of Will
Application for Certificate of Transfer (Form 12.0)
Certificate of Transfer (Form 12.1)
Proof of Auditor Value and Legal Description of the property (Deed)

All forms can be mailed to:
Lake County Probate court
P.O. Box 490
Painesville, Ohio 44077

Forms

Checklist/Packet: Initial Real Estate Transfer with Will
Checklist-Certificate of Transfer
Checklist and Packet-Certificate of Transfer with Will
Individual Forms
Form 1.0 Surviving Spouse, Children, Next of Kin, Legatees and Devisees
Contact Information
Form 2.0 Application to Probate Will
Form 2.1 Waiver of Notice of Probate of Will
Form 2.2 Notice of Probate of Will
Form 2.4 Certificate of Service of Notice of Probate of Will
Form 12.0 Application for Certificate of Transfer
Form 12.1 Certificate of Transfer

Safe Deposit Box

Information and Procedure    
Initial Deposit ( Cash / Check / Money Order Only) $32.00

Application for Appointment of a Commissioner to Report on the Contents of a Safe Deposit Box (LCPC Form 3.0)
Waiver and Consent of Next of Kin, Legatees, and Devisees of Appointment of Commissioner (LCPC Form 3.1)
Surviving Spouse, Children, Next of Kin, Legatees and Devisees (Form 1.0)
Judgment Entry (LCPC 3.2)

All forms can be mailed to:
Lake County Probate Court
P.O. Box 490
Painesville, Ohio 44077

Forms

Packet: Safe Deposit Box
Safe Deposit Box
Individual FormsFiling Fee
LCPC Form 3.0 Application for Appointment of a Commissioner$32.00
LCPC Form 3.1 Waiver and Consent of Next of Kin, Legatees, and Devisees of Appointment of Commissioner
Form 1.0 Next of Kin
LCPC Form 3.2 Judgment Entry Appointing Commissioner
LCPC Form 3.3 Report of Contents
Application to Extend Time to File Commissioner’s Report$5.00