Probate Fee Calculator
What is Probate?
Probate is the process of identifying the last Will of a deceased person. Probate also recognizes the authority of the executor giving them the right to act and sign on the behalf of the deceased.
Whether or not probate of an estate is required depends upon the type and value of the assets in it. Probate is usually required if the estate contains titled assets such as bank accounts, shares of publicly-owned companies, GIC's, or real property which is not held jointly.
How are Probate Fees Calculated in Ontario?
Probate fees are calculated on the value of the estate in the following manner:
- $5.00 for every $1,000 of estate assets up to $50,000, plus
- $15.00 for every $1,000 of estate assets over $50,000.