SUMMIT COUNTY COURT OF COMMON PLEAS - PROBATE DIVISION
JUDGE ELINORE MARSH STORMER

Instructions for Filing Short Form Release from Administration

A Short Form Release from Administration may be filed if:

  • The estate is not worth more than $4,500.00 (and)
  • There is no unpaid funeral bill.

 

If the funeral bill is paid, and the estate value is less than $4,500, bring to Court:

  • The original Last Will and Testament (if one exists).
  • The paid funeral bill.
  • Title(s) of automobile(s), bank account numbers, insurance policy numbers, etc. owned by the deceased.
  • The book value of any motor vehicle, ATV’s, motorcycles, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, trailers, utility vehicles, power boats, sailboats, motor homes, camping trailers, truck campers, etc. as found in a current, nationally recognized used vehicle guide. The current book value of each item must be written down.
  • A Copy of the Death Certificate.

 

Short Form with a Will – fill out these forms:

Form 2.0Application to Probate Will

Form 2.1Waiver of Notice of Probate of Will

Form 2.4Certificate of Service of Notice of Probate of Will

Form 1.0Surviving Spouse, Next of Kin

Form ER.4Application to Relieve Estate from Administration (Short Form)

Form ER.5Order Relieving Estate from Administration (Short Form)

 

Short Form without a Will – fill out these forms:

Form ER.4Application to Relieve Estate from Administration (Short Form)

Form ER.5Order Relieving Estate from Administration (Short Form)

 

Filing Fee:

  • The filing fee is $36.10 (without a Will).
  • The filing fee is $60.00 (with a Will).
  • If you use a credit card, a 3% charge will be added to the fee.