Civil Court Fee Schedules

Note:  Credit card and debit card transactions shall incur an additional 3.5% service charge.

Circuit Civil Fees
 
Upon the Filing of a Civil Action that Exceeds $15,000 or proceedings in the Circuit Court,
the Plaintiff shall pay a fee of
$400.00
Civil Action Cross-Claim, Counter Claim or Third-Party Complaint $395.00
Mortgage Foreclosures and Real Property Actions  
- Claim Value: $50,000 or less $400.00
- Claim Value: $50,001 but less than $250,000 $905.00
- Claim Value: $250,001 or more $1,905.00
Foreclosure and Real Property Cross-Claim, Counter Claim, Counter Petition, 3rd Party Complaint  
- Claim Value: $50,000 or less $395.00
- Claim Value: $50,001 but less than $250,000 $900.00
- Claim Value: $250,001 or more $1,900.00
Severance Fee (if granted) $18.00
Each named defendant over five (5), per defendant $2.50
Clerk Fee for Foreclosure Sales $70.00
Exemplification Certificate $7.00
For Issuing a Summons (each) $10.00
Sheriff's Fee (per summons) $40.00
For Issuing and filing a subpoena not otherwise provided herein (including writing, preparing, signing and sealing) $7.00
Signing and Sealing Only $2.00
Notice of Lis Pendens (Recording Fee):  
- First Page $5.00
- Additional Page $4.00
Medical Extension $42.00
Foreign Judgment, Issue Execution on (plus appropriate filing fee) $42.00
Eminent Domain Deposit $170.00
Writ of Garnishment $85.00
Garnishment, Attachment, Replevin and Distress $85.00
Transferring a Mechanic's Lien to Security and Issuing Certificate by Clerk $20.00
 - Each Additional Lien $10.00
 - Recording of Certificate transferring lien to security, one pagewhatthis is $10.00

Total cash or amount of bond required as security must include:,
 - amount of lien, interest (3 years at legal rate), plus $1,000.00 or 25% of the amount demanded in the claim, whichever is greater

$1,000.00
Reopen Fee $50.00
Certification $2.00
Copies (court files), per page $1.00

 

County Civil Fees - Civil Actions & Small Claims
 
Small Claims from $0.01 - $99.99 $55.00
Small Claims from $100.00 - $500.00 $80.00
Small Claims from $500.00 - $2,500.00 $175.00
Small Claims from $2,500.01 - $5,000.00 $300.00
County Civil Actions from $5,000.01 - $15,000.00 $300.00
Claims of not more than $1,000.00 filed with a Replevin Action $130.00
Cross-Claim, Counter Claim or Third Party Claim if relief is sought greater than $2,500.00 $295.00
Removal of Tenant Action $185.00
Reopen Fee:  
- Claims not more than $500.00 $25.00
- Claims more than $500.00 $50.00
Receiving money into the Court Registry fee:  
- percent of the first $500.00 3%
- percent of balance above $500.01 1.5%
- eminent domain actions, per deposit $170.00
NSF Collection Fee charged for returned checks:  
- for values up to $50.00 $25.00
- for values $50.01 to $300.00 $30.00
- for values $300.01 to $800.00 $40.00
- for values greater than $800.01 5%

 

Probate, Guardianship & Mental Health Fees
 
For the opening of any estate of one document or more, including but not limited to petitions and orders to approve settlement of minors' claims; to open a safe deposit box; to enter rooms and places; for the determination of heirs if not formal administration; and for a foreign guardian to manage property of a non-resident, determination of homestead but not to include issuance of letters or order of summary and family administration $231.00
Caveat/Notice of Trust $41.00
Petition and order to admit foreign wills, authenticated copies, exemplified copies transcripts to record, homestead $231.00
For disposition of personal property without administration $231.00
Summary administration - Estates less than $1,000 $235.00
Summary administration - Estates $1,000 or more $345.00
Formal administration, ancillary, curatorship or conservatorship proceedings $400.00
Guardianship of person and property $400.00
Voluntary Guardianship $400.00
Guardianship of Property $400.00
Guardianship of Person $235.00
Veterans Administration Guardianship $235.00
Petition to Determine Incapacity $231.00
Audit Inventory ($25,000 or greater) $85.00
Audit, Annual Accountings for Guardianship (unless waived by court):  
- Estates valued at $25,000 or less $20.00
- Estates valued at $25,001-$100,000 $85.00
- Estates valued at $100,001-$500,000 $170.00
- Estates valued in excess of $500,000 $250.00
Will Filed Only No Charge
Pre-need Guardian $7.50
Mental Health No Charge
Bond Approval $8.50