Carlo Esqueda

Clerk of Circuit Court and Register in Probate

Dane County Courthouse
Room 1000
215 S Hamilton St.
Madison, WI 53703
Map to the Courthouse

Phone: (608) 266-4311
Fax: (608) 267-8859
TTY: Call Wisconsin Relay 711

Hours:
7:45 AM to 4:30 PM
Closed all County holidays

Customers should arrive in time to complete all business by 4:30 PM

All filings and requests through the mail require a self addressed stamped envelope to return incorrect and/or processed paperwork and receipts to you. Please ensure all required documents are properly notarized before filing with the court.

Probate Fees

This page lists the fees specific to the Probate Office of the Dane County Circuit Court. For more general fee information, see the circuit court fee page.

Probate Statutory Fees
Reference Type of Fee Fee
Sec. 814.66(1)(a)2 Inventory Filing Fee for estate valued at $10,000 or less $20.00
Sec. 814.66(1)(a)2 Inventory Filing Fee for estate valued at more than $10,000 0.2% of the value of property subject to administration, less encumbrances, liens or charges
Sec. 814.66(1)(b)2 Guardianship of Estate or Conservatorship if the value of property is less than $10,000 $20.00
Sec. 814.66(1)(b)2 Guardianship of Estate or Conservatorship if the value of property is more than $10,000 0.2% of the value of the property, less encumbrances, liens or charges
Sec. 814.66(1)(b)3(c) Certificate Terminating Life Estate $3
Sec. 814.66(1)(b)3(d) Certificate or judgment of descent of lands Same as 814.66(1)(a)2
Sec. 814.66(1)(b)3(e) Objection to Probate of Will $20
Sec. 814.66(1)(b)3(f) Will for Safekeeping $10
Sec. 814.66(1)(b)3(g) Certificate signed by Register in Probate or a Circuit Court Judge $3
Sec. 814.66(1)(b)3(h) Copies, certified or otherwise $1 per page
Sec. 814.66(1)(b)3(i) Claim Against Estate $3
Sec. 814.66(1)(b)3(j) Searching for file or record when case number is not given $4
Sec. 814.66(1)(b)3(k) Power of Attorney for Health Care for Safekeeping $8
Sec. 814.66(1)(b)3(l) Declaration for Safekeeping $8
Sec. 814.66(1)(b)3(m) Petition to commence an independent action (Petition for Grandparent Visitation) $60