Inventory Fee Calculator – Probate Court – Michigan

Inventory Fee Calculator

The Inventory Fee Calculator is presented by The Probate Pro (833) PROBATE as a simple to use calculator for Michigan probate court inventory fees.

To calculate the inventory fee, enter in the field below the total Inventory v​alue from your completed Petition and Order for Assignment or Inventory. Click on the Calculate button.

Estate Inventory Total: $

Inventory Fee: $

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How is the Inventory Fee Calculator used?

The probate court is required by MCL 600.871(1) to charge and collect an inventory fee as an expense of administration on the value of all assets in a decedent’s estate. This fee must be paid before closing the estate or within one year after filing the proceeding to probate the estate.

For decedents with a date of death on or after March 28, 2013, a deduction is allowed for any lien on real estate. No parcel can have a value of less than zero, and there is no carryover to the other estate assets. For decedents with a date of death before March 28, 2013, the inventory fee is based on the gross estate. 2012 PA 596; Estate of Sandra Wolfe-Hadad v. Oakland County and Oakland County Probate Court, 272 Mich App 323; 725 NW 2d 80 (2006). Please note that liens can only be deducted from real property.

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MCL 600.871(1) provides: “In all decedents’ estates in which proceedings are instituted for probate, the probate court shall charge and collect the following fees as an expense of administration on the value of all assets, as of the date of death of the decedent, as follows:

  1. In an estate of value of less than $1,000.00, $5.00 plus 1% of the amount over $500.00.
  2. In an estate of value of $1,000.00 or more, but less than $3,000.00, $25.00.
  3. In an estate of value of $3,000.00 or more, but less than $10,000.00, $25.00 plus 5/8 of 1% of the amount over $3,000.00.
  4. In an estate of value of $10,000.00 or more, but less than $25,000.00, $68.75 plus 1/2 of 1% of the amount over $10,000.00.
  5. In an estate of value of $25,000.00 or more, but less than $50,000.00, $143.75 plus 3/8 of 1% of the amount over $25,000.00.
  6. In an estate of value of $50,000.00 or more, but less than $100,000.00, $237.50 plus 1/4 of 1% of the amount over $50,000.00.
  7. In an estate of value of $100,000.00 or more, but less than $500,000.00, $362.50 plus 1/8 of 1% of the amount over $100,000.00.
  8. For each additional $100,000.00 value, or larger fraction thereof, over $500,000.00, $62.50.
  9. For each additional $100,000.00 value, or larger fraction thereof, over $1,000,000.00, $31.25.”

*NOTE: Effective December 27, 2005, all inventory fees are to be rounded to the nearest whole dollar. Round down if the fee calculates to a number ending in 1 to 49 cents and round up if the number ends in 50 to 99 cents.

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