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Release of Assets Without Will

Information and Procedure    

Initial Deposit (Cash / Check / Money Order Only) $110
Application to Relieve Estate from Administration (Form 5.0) with filing fee
Surviving Spouse, Children, Next of Kin, Legatees and Devisees Form 1.0
Assets and Liabilities of Estate to be Relieved from Administration Form 5.1
Waiver of Notice of Application  to Relieve Estate from Administration Form 5.2
Entry Relieving Estate from Administration Form 5.6
Photocopy of Death Certificate

If Real Estate then Certificate of Transfer is $7 Fee. 

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

Checklist and Packet

Checklist-Relieve Estate from Administration
Checklist and Packet Release of Assets Without Will

Individual Forms

FILING FEE
Form 1.0 Surviving Spouse, Children, Next of Kin 
Form 5.0 Application to Relieve Estate from Administration 
Form 5.1 Assets and Liabilities of Estate Relieved 
Form 5.2 Waiver of Notice of Application to Relieve Administration 
Form 5.6 SP Entry Relieving Estate from Administration 
Form 5.9 Report of Distribution 
Consent to Auditor’s Valuation 
LCPC 3.3 Application to Extend Time to File Commissioner’s Report$5.00
LCPC Form 5.13 Consent to Transfer 
Computation of Ordinary Attorney Fees-Decedent’s Estate 

Release of Assets With Will

Information and Procedure

Initial Deposit (Cash / Check / Money Order Only) $140

Application to Relieve Estate from Administration (Form 5.0) with filing fee
Surviving Spouse, Children, Next of Kin, Legatees and Devisees Form 1.0
Assets and Liabilities of Estate to be Relieved from Administration Form 5.1
Waiver of Notice of Application  to Relieve Estate from Administration Form 5.2
Entry Relieving Estate from Administration Form 5.6
Copy of Death Certificate
Original Will

If Real Estate then Certificate of Transfer is $7 Fee. 

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

Checklist and Packet

Checklist-Relieve Estate from Administration
Checklist and Packet Release of Assets With Will

Individual Forms

FILING FEE
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 5.0 Application to Relieve Estate from Administration 
Form 5.1 Assets & Liabilities Relieved from Administration 
Form 5.2 Waiver of Notice of Application to Relieve Administration 
Form 5.6 Entry Relieving Estate from Administration 
Form 5.9 Report of Distribution 
LCPC 3.3 Application to Extend Time to File Commissioner’s Report$5.00
LCPC Form 5.13 Consent to Transfer 
LCPC 4.0 Computation of Ordinary Attorney Fees-Decedent’s Estate 

Summary Release

Information and Procedure    

Initial Deposit ( Cash / Check / Money Order Only)
With Will $98.00
Without Will $68.00

  •  Photocopy of death certificate
  • Copy of Funeral Bill
    • Showing Applicant paid and/or executed written contract for payment of funeral and burial expenses
  • Proof of all assets
    • Showing date of death value
  • Application for Summary Release from Administration (Form 5.10) with filing fee
  • Surviving Spouse, Children, Next of Kin, Legatees and Devisees (Form 1.0)
  • Entry Granting Summary Release from Administration

If admitting Will

  • Original Last Will and Testament
  • Application to Probate Will (Form 2.0)
  • Waiver of Notice of Probate of Will (Form 2.1)
  • Certificate of Waiver of Notice (Form 2.4)

If Real Estate is being transferred

  • Application for Certificate of Transfer (Form 12.0) $7.00
  • Certificate of Transfer (Form 12.1)
  • Proof of Valuation
    • Auditor Value
    • Deed with Legal Description
    • For dates of death prior to January 1, 2013, a ET Form 22 is required $5.00

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

Summary Release Checklist and Packet

Checklist-Summary Release of Estate
Checklist and Packet-Summary Release

Individual Forms

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 5.10 Application for Summary Release from Administration
Form 5.11 Entry Granting Summary Release
Instruction for Service

Short Form Release

Information and Procedure  
Initial Deposit ( Cash / Check / Money Order Only) $28.00

Photocopy of death certificate
Copy of Funeral Bill
Confirming Applicant is the one who paid the bill in full
Copy of asset(s) to be released (can not exceed $2,500)
Application/Affidavit with the filing fee
Surviving Spouse, Children, Next of Kin, Legatees and Devisees (Form 1.0)

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

Short Form Release Packet and Forms

Short Form Packet
Form 1.0 Surviving Spouse, Children, Next Kin, Legatees and Devisees
Short Form Release Application / Affidavit

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

Safe Deposit Box Packet

Safe Deposit Box Forms Packet

Individual Forms

Application for Appointment of a Commissioner FILING FEE
Waiver and Consent of Next of Kin, Legatees, and Devisees of Appointment of Commissioner 
Form 1.0 Next of Kin 
Judgment Entry 
Report of Contents 
Application to Extend Time to File Commissioner’s Report$5.00