Special Administration

NOTE:  This guideline is provided only as a public service and is not meant to be legal advice.  The Register in Probate office cannot give legal advice; please contact an attorney if you have legal questions.

TO OPEN A SPECIAL ADMINISTRATION:   complete and file the originals of the following:

PR – 1850 Special Administration Petition
Filing Fee - Statutory inventory filing fee of 0.2% of the assets is due on the value of the assets or a minimum of $20.00 if the assets are less than $10,000.00
PR – 1851 Special Administration Order Setting Time to Hearing Petition
A hearing may be required by the Court if you are requesting appointment with “all the general powers, duties and liabilities as personal representative”.  If you are requesting “specific powers”, a hearing is usually not necessary, but may also be required by the Court.
PR – 1846 Waiver and Consent
PR – 1807 Consent to Serve
PR – 1852 Special Administration – Order Appointing Special Administrator
PR – 1853 Letters of Special Administration
- Will and any Codicils (unless already filed with the Court)

FILING THE FORMS:  be sure to complete ALL applicable sections of each form, including the “powers” section on both PR-1852 and PR-1853.
BOND:  May be required before Letters are issued; determination made by the Court. 
CERTIFIED COPIES:  $3.00 for the certification and $1.00 for each page copied and compared.  If requested through the mail, please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope together with the correct fee.
FORMS:  additional/duplicate forms can be found at:  www.wicourts.gov

TO CLOSE A SPECIAL ADMINISTRATION:  complete and file the originals of the following:

PR – 1854 Special Administration - Petition for Discharge
PR – 1815 Estate Receipt from heirs/beneficiaries
PR – 1855 Special Administration – Order of Discharge