Fees & Costs

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Fees and Costs Schedule for Criminal & Traffic Cases:
(Effective 1/1/93)
(Amended 7/2/95)
(Amended 12/6/95)
(Amended 10/16/96)
(Amended 01/01/97)
(Amended 10/01/03)
(Amended 10/01/05)
(Amended 08/15/07)
(Amended 03/01/12)

Filing, docketing, and indexing case (Amended 09/06/06) $ 39.00
Court Computerization Fee 5.00
Legal Research Fee 2.00
Special Project Fund 20.00
Issuance of Subpoena 2.00
Issuance of Bench Warrant (Amended 09/06/06) 15.00
Issuance of Commitment 2.00
Calling a Jury and preparing Venire 25.00
plus cost of postage  
Issuance of a Driving Privilege (Amended 09/06/06) 25.00
Court Recording Fee 5.00
Any action that causes additional paperwork for defendant i.e. assignment notices, public service, time payments, drug and/or alcohol programs, probation, public defender interview, etc. per action 5.00
Immobilization of vehicle/impoundment 7.50
Rescheduling of a 72-hour alcohol program 75.00
Non Compliance Suspensions 15.00
Rescinding Order of Non Compliance 15.00
Declaration of Forfeitures 15.00
Placed on Probation or Intensive Probation 50.00
   
Filing, docketing, and indexing an appeal 25.00
Filing fee for Appeal for Common Pleas Court 125.00
Filing of ALS Appeal 140.00
   
Photo copy per page .00
Certified copy per page 5.00
Electronically transmitted document per page 3.00
Reinstatement of O.L. subsequent to declaration forfeit 15.00
Modifying order subsequent to no proof of insurance 15.00
Juror fee for 1/2 day per juror 12.00
Juror fee for full day per juror 25.00
Witness fee for 1/2 day per witness 6.00
plus mileage  
Witness fee for full day per witness 12.00
plus mileage  
Application for Public Defender 25.00
   
In addition to the above, service fees of the Bailiff, Police Department, and Sheriff's Department shall be collected in accordance with the Ohio Revised Code, and any other additional costs mandated by the State.
   
State Mandated Costs:
(Effective 1/1/93)
(Amended 7/1/95)
(Amended 7/1/03)
(Amended 10/09/09)
Victims of Crime fee $ 9.00
Victims of Crime fee (felony) 45.00
General Revenue fee Traffic 25.00
General Revenue fee Criminal 20.00
   
Fees and Costs Schedule for Civil Cases:
(Effective 1/1/93)
(Amended 07/01/95)
(Amended 01/01/97)
(Amended 03/15/99)
(Amended 01/12/01)
(Amended 12/18/02)
(Amended 10/01/05)
(Amended 08/15/07)
(Amended 03/01/12)
(Amended 10/01/12)
 
All Civil Cases except Small Claims & FED $ 140.00
plus $15.00 for each additional defendant  
Amended Complaint with Summons per party 15.00
Counterclaim with Summons per party 15.00
Forcible Entry and Detainer 170.00
plus $15.00 for each additional defendant  
Rent Escrow 1% of Amount Deposited
   
Ancillay Proceedings:  
All Motions: Defaults, Continuances, Compel, etc. $ 5.00
Judgment Debtor Exam by certified mail service 25.00
plus $15.00 for each additional defendant  
Judgment Debtor Exam by personal or residence service 55.00
plus $30.00 for each additional defendant  
Garnishment by certified mail service 100.00
Garnishment by personal service 130.00
Writ of Attachment by certified mail service 25.00
plus $1.00 to garnishee  
Writ of Attachment by personal service 55.00
plus $1.00 to garnishee  
Writ of Replevin 280.00
plus $15.00 for each additional defendant  
Writ of Restitution 50.00
Move-Out Pursuant to Writ of Restitution 100.00
Execution Against Chattels 750.00
Appraisers Fee - 2 required (contact court for estimate)  
Order of Sale 15.00
   
Miscellaneous:  
Service by Out of County Sheriff 30.00
plus any additional fees for service & mileage  
Bailiff Service within Fayette County, Deposit 30.00
plus any additional fees for service & mileage  
Service by Publication 400.00
Alias Service or Additional Attempts for Service for each defendant by ordinary mail 5.00
Alias Service or Additional Attempts for Service for each defendant by certified mail 15.00
Alias Service or Additional Attempts for Service for each defendant by personal or residence service 30.00
Issuance and Service of Subpoena 2.00
Plus $30.00 deposit for personal or residence service  
Witness fee for 1/2 day per witness 6.00
plus mileage  
Witness fee for full day per witness 12.00
plus mileage  
   
Show Cause Order per defendant by certified mail service 25.00
Show Cause Order by personal or residence service 55.00
Certificate of Transfer of Judgment 5.00
Certificate of Judgment 5.00
Certified Copy of Judgment per page 5.00
Issuance of Bench Warrant 15.00
Jury Deposit (to be deposited with Jury Demand) 25.00
Jury Deposit (to be deposited before calling of jury) 500.00
Trusteeship Filing 140.00
Petition to Vacate, Revive, or Modify Judgment 140.00
Marriage Fee 10.00
Transfer of Judgment from another Court 70.00
Issuance of Commitment 2.00
Issuance of Driving Privilege 25.00
Electronically transmitted document per page 3.00
Court Recording Fee 5.00
   
Small Claims:  
Small Claims Filing by certified mail service 95.00
plus $15.00 for each additional defendant  
Small Claims Filing by personal or residence service 125.00
plus $30.00 for each additional defendant  
Transfer Cause from Small Claims to Civil Division by certified mail service 78.00
plus $15.00 for each additional defendant  
Transfer Cause from Small Claims to Civil Division by personal or residence service 108.00
plus $30.00 for each additional defendant  
Alias Service or Additional Attempts for Service for each defendant by ordinary mail 5.00
Alias Service or Additional Attempts for Service for each defendant by certified mail 15.00
Alias Service or Additional Attempts for Service for each defendant by personal or residence service 30.00
   
Notice of Appeal:  
Filing fee for Municipal Court 25.00
Filing fee for Common Pleas Court 125.00
   
The above costs include $2.00 Legal Research Fee, $5.00 Court Computerization Fee, $20.00 Special Project Fund, and $26.00 Legal Aid Fee for Civil cases and $11.00 Legal Aid Fee for Small Claims cases.


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