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

Instructions for Filing Summary Release from Administration

A Summary Release from Administration may be filed if:

  • The value of the estate is $5,000.00 or less, and the applicant paid the funeral bill or is obligated in writing to pay the funeral bill, or
  • There is a surviving spouse, the assets do not exceed $45,000.00, the spouse is entitled to 100% of the family allowance, and the funeral bill has been prepaid or the surviving spouse is obligated to pay the funeral bill.

 

What I need when I file:

  • The original Will if the deceased person had one.
  • Receipt of a paid funeral bill, or if not available, the funeral bill. The receipt or funeral bill must show the applicant’s payment or obligation to pay the funeral/burial expenses.
  • Title(s) of automobile(s), bank account numbers, stock certificate numbers, insurance policy numbers, etc.
  • The market value of real property as found in Summit County Fiscal Office property records.
  • The market or book value of any motor vehicle, ATVs, 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 car guide.
  • A Copy of the Death Certificate.

 

File these forms (if there is an original Will):

  • 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 5.10Application for Summary Release from Administration

(Must be notarized by a Notary Public)

  • Form 5.11Entry Granting Summary Release from Administration
  • Form 7.0Notice to Administrator of Estate Recovery Program (if decedent was fifty-five (55) years of age or older at the time of death and has been determined to have been a recipient of medical assistance)
  • Form 12.0Application for Certificate of Transfer (Real estate only)
  • Form 12.1Certificate of Transfer (Real estate only)

 

File these forms (if there is not an original Will):

  • Form 5.10Application for Summary Release from Administration
  • Form 1.0Surviving Spouse, Next of Kin
  • Form 5.11Entry Granting Summary Release from Administration
  • Form 7.0Notice to Administrator of Estate Recovery Program (if the deceased person was fifty-five (55) years of age or older, at the time of death, and received medical assistance)
  • Form 12.0Application for Certificate of Transfer (Real estate only)
  • Form 12.1Certificate of Transfer (Real estate only)

 

Filing Fee:

  • The filing fee is $111.30 (with a Will); $86.30 (without a Will).
  • If you use a credit card, a 3% charge will be added.
  • Transferring real estate may require an additional fee.