Effective July 1, 2012 – Previous Civil Court Costs

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A. Actions
Civil Complaint $ 130.00 (1 defendant)
Each additional defendant $ 15.00
Amended Complaint $ 30.00
Fee for certified mail service on each defendant $ 15.00
Answer/Reply No fee
Counterclaim $ 60.00
Cross-claim $ 60.00
3rd Party Complaint $ 60.00
Small Claims Complaint $ 70.00 (1 defendant)
Each additional defendant $ 15.00
Forcible Entry/Detainer(Eviction) $ 135.00 (1 defendant)
Each additional defendant $ 15.00
Writ of Restitution $ 25.00 (1 defendant)
Each additional defendant $ 15.00
Transfer Small Claims case to Regular Docket $ 135.00
Pre-judgment Attachment (Money only) $ 135.00 (1 defendant)
Each additional defendant $ 15.00
Pre-judgment Attachment (Property) $ 275.00 (1 defendant)
Each additional defendant $ 15.00
Cognovit Note Complaint $ 135.00 (1 defendant)
Each additional defendant $15.00
Replevin $ 175.00 (1 defendant)
Each additional defendant   $ 15.00
Rent Escrow (deposited by tenant) No filing fee required from tenant upon filing, but court keeps 1% of total amount of rent deposited with court when case is completed.
Application of Landlord for Release of Rent $ 65.00
 Transfer of pending case from another court to South Euclid Court $ 135.00
Transfer of judgment from another court to South Euclid Court   $ 135.00
Transfer of pending South Euclid Court case to any other Court $ 135.00 (plus separate filing fee payable to the other court)
Notice of Appeal $ 55.00  (plus additional filing fee $175.00 payable to 8th District Court of Appeals)
B. Service/Motions
Bailiff Service (in South Euclid only) $ 35.00 per defendant
Bailiff Service for Eviction Move Out  $50.00
Alias or additional service:
1) Certified Mail $ 15.00 (each defendant)
2) Regular Mail $ 10.00 (each defendant)
Service by Publication No court fee; however, publication fee must be paid in advance directly to The Daily Legal News.
Service by Secretary of State $ 30.00
Motion to Show Cause $ 45.00
Motion for Release of Garnishment $ 25.00
Motion to Revive Judgment $ 55.00
Motion for Debtor’s Exam $ 50.00
Motion for Civ. R. 60 Relief (Vacate) $ 40.00
Motion for Summary Judgment $ 45.00
All other motions, including Motions for Continuance $ 20.00
Bench Warrant $ 100.00
Subpoena-fee to issue $ 6.00
Witness Fee-half day $ 6.00 per witness
Witness Fee-whole day $ 12.00 per witness
Jury Demand (due upon filing) $ 600.00 ($100 of this fee is non-refundable)
Juror Fees $ 25.00 per day/per juror
Request for Findings of Fact/Conclusions of Law $ 35.00
C. Collections
Debtor’s Examination $ 50.00
Garnishment – Wages/Personal Earnings (Small Claims case) $ 65.00
Garnishment – Wages/Personal Earnings (all other Civil cases) $ 130.00
Garnishment – (Bank Attachment) $ 45.00 plus separate $1 fee payable to that bank
Each additional bank $ 15.00 plus separate $1 fee payable to that bank
Garnishment forms (blank) $ 5.00 per packet (bank or wage garnishment)
Release of Garnishment $ 20.00
Revivor of Judgment $ 55.00 (1 defendant)
Each additional defendant $ 15.00
Levy of Car and Household Goods (after judgment) $ 600.00 (plus appraiser fees)
D. Certificates, Copies, Miscellaneous Fees
Certificate of Judgment (for lien) $ 30.00
Certificate of Judgment (for transfer) $ 30.00
Certificate of Satisfaction $ 20.00
Notice of Satisfaction No fee unless a separate Certificate is requested
Certified copy of Judgment Entry, docket, or other file documents $ 0.10 per page
Photocopies (non-certified) $ 0.10 per page
Marriage (certificate processing fee) $ 40.00
Returned fee charged on all NSF/bad checks $ 35.00
12 Point Petition Filing Fee (Suspension Appeal) $ 135.00
FRA Suspension $90.00

 

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