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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 17-142



Adoption of New Local Rules of Court—2002; No. CP-03-AD-0000189-2002

[47 Pa.B. 422]
[Saturday, January 28, 2017]

Order of Court

And Now, this 4th day of January, 2017, in accordance with Local Rule of Judicial Administration 4009, it is hereby Ordered as follows:

 1. The fees paid to the Clerk of Orphans' Court Division shall be in accordance with the following schedule:

Armstrong County Clerk of Orphans' Court
Fee Schedule

Accounts & Related Pleadings*
Account $250.00
Petition for Adjudication 30.00
Objections to Account or Petition for Adjudication 175.00
Objections to Inventory 175.00
Answer to Objection NC
Preliminary Objection to Objections NC
Answer to Preliminary Objections NC
Additional charge for each page over ten (10) 3.00
Report of Intention to Adopt (initial filing) 50.00
Report of Intention to Adopt (not initial filing) 20.00
Counseling Fund Fee (special needs child exempt) 75.00
Petition for Voluntary Relinquishment 125.00
Petition for Involuntary Termination 175.00
Petition to Confirm Consent 125.00
Petition for Adoption 40.00
Request for Adoption Record Information or Contact 25.00
Registration of Foreign Adoption 40.00
Notice of Appeal to Superior Court 60.00
Notice of Appeal to Commonwealth Court 60.00
Appeal from Inheritance Tax Determination 60.00
Appeal from Decision of Register of Wills 60.00
Petition for Appointment (Incapacitated Person) 175.00
Petition for Appointment (Minor) 100.00
Petition for Appointment of Guardian ad Litem or Trustee ad Litem 100.00
Guardianship Inventory 20.00
Annual Report for Person or Estate 18.00
Petition for a Review Hearing 100.00
Petition Relating to Real Estate of Incapacitated Person 125.00
Legal Papers Pertaining to Business of the Court*
Motions Pertaining to Business of the Court including but not limited to motions to continue; to exclude testimony; to place case on pre-trial conference list; to schedule a status conference; to discontinue; to extend time; to proceed in forma pauperis; for enforcement; for contempt; for consolidation; for severance; for order directing special service; for amendment of pleadings; for appointment of master or auditor; for recusal NC
Briefs NC
For each page of such motion or brief in excess of ten (10) 2.50
Motion for Reconsideration 25.00
Exceptions to Report of Master or Auditor 175.00
Marriage Licenses*
Marriage License Application (includes state tax) 66.00
Application for Waiver of Three Day Waiting Period (Non-military only) 5.00
Application for Court Approval of Marriage of Person under 16 years of Age 40.00
Marriage License Consent for 16-17 year old to Marry 5.00
Marriage License Duplicate 7.50
Petitions & Related Pleadings*
 (Filed Pursuant to Chapter III of Pa.O.C. Rules)
Petition Seeking Issuance of Citation 175.00
Petition Requiring Notice Only 125.00
Amended Petitions 25.00
Preliminary Objections to Petition NC
Answer to Preliminary Objections NC
Answer to Petition (including New Matter) NC
Reply to New Matter NC
Petition to Join a Party NC
Answer to Petition to Join a Party NC
Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings NC
Motion for Summary Judgment NC
Petition for Summary Judgment NC
Petition for Preliminary or Special Injunction NC
Additional charge for each page over ten NC
 (10) except for Motion for Summary
Exemplification of a Record
 First Page 30.00
 Each Additional Page 3.00
 Triple Seal (extra) 15.00
Family Settlement Agreement 50.00
Satisfaction of Award 7.50
Inheritance Tax Certificate 20.00
Filing of Bond 20.00
Subpoena 7.50
Returned Check Fee 30.00
Execution of Deed by Clerk 25.00
Copy of Birth Certificate 20.00

* In addition, the statutorily mandated JCS fee and/or Court/ Records Improvement Fee will be payable where applicable.

Note: Documents or instruments not specifically listed will be charged at a rate similar to that of the most comparable listed document or instrument.

 2. The Court Administrator shall take all steps required by Pa.R.C.P. No. 239 for the publication, distribution and dissemination of the amendments and supplements provided for herein.

 3. This Order shall become effective thirty (30) days after publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

By the Court

President Judge

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 17-142. Filed for public inspection January 27, 2017, 9:00 a.m.]

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