Probate Division

The Probate Division is responsible for three main areas:  Decedent’s Estates, Guardianships and Mental Health. 

Probate Records

Phelps County Courthouse

200 North Main Street, Suite 201

Rolla, MO 65401

Probate Judge

Honorable Kenneth G. Clayton

Phone: 573-458-6245

Fax: 573-458-6235

You may contact one of the probate clerks below for more information.  The clerks are not permitted to give legal advice. 

Probate Division Clerks
573-458-6245 (Decedent Estates and Mental Health)
573-458-6207 (Guardianships)


Probate Forms: 

The only forms we have been provided by the Office of the State Courts Administrator to hand out to the public are on this website:

Decedent Estates
Mental Health


Filing Fees

Decedent Estate Filing Fees:

Full Estate Without a Will           $148.50
Full Estate With a Will                $183.50
Small Estate Without a Will        $  68.50
Small Estate With a Will             $103.50
Refusal of Letters W/O a Will    $  68.50
Refusal of Letters With a Will   $103.50
Determination of Heirship           $  68.50   plus certified mailing fees
Petition to Require Admin.          $  68.50
Will Admitted Only                      $  68.50

Guardianship and/or Conservator Filing Fees:

Minor                                                   $  93.50
Adult                                                   $108.50

Service fee is to be made payable to the appropriate Sheriff’s Department in the appropriate amount.

Mental Health Filing Fees:

96-hour involuntary hold                             $  68.50

All filing fees should be made payable to the Phelps County Circuit Clerk

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