The Office of the Public Guardian is part of the Scottish Court Service. Where a fee is payable, please make your cheque payable to the "Scottish Court Service".
You may wish to note that a fee is payable at the time of submitting powers of attorney for registration and when making an application under the access to funds scheme.
Customers are reminded that Schedule 3 of the fees table as laid out in SSI 2012.289 comes into force on 1st April 2014. In summary, the majority of fees payable to the Public Guardian will increase, however fees relating to powers of attorney and providing copy documents will remain the same.
There are certain circumstances where the Public Guardian will consider waiving particular fees which are due under Part 6 of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000. An exemption can be claimed by completing the appropriate application form and returning it to this office.
- Click here to view the application form for;
- Inventory/Management Plan fee.
- Annual Account fee.
- Recall under the terms of Section 73 where the adult does not retain an interest in heritable property.
- Registration fees due in respect of an Access to Funds application.
Remuneration to Financial Guardians
Remuneration is a payment made to financial guardians from the adultís estate to compensate for their actingís as guardian. This is calculated by us on the approval of a financial guardianís account. The amount of remuneration we set will depend on the value of the adultís estate at the start of the accounting period.