Appendix B – Schedule of Civil Court Costs

  1. Civil Complaint (up to $15,000)
  • Certified mail service (one or two defendants)|$182.00*
    • Each additional defendant (if more than two)|$12.00
    • Personal or residence service (per defendant)|$25.00
  1. Small Claims Complaint (up to $6,000)
  • Certified mail service, one defendant|$107.00***
    • Each additional defendant by certified mail|$12.00
    • Alias summons certified mail (per defendant)|$12.00
    • Alias summons regular mail (per defendant)|$10.00
    • Personal or residence service (per defendant)|$25.00
    • Amended complaint/Counter claim|$15.00
    • Objection to Magistrate’s Decision|$50.00
    • Debtor Disclosure Form|$15.00
    • Transfer of small claims to regular court docket|$100.00
    • Garnishment|$60.00
    • Bank Attachment|$31.00
    • Audio Transcript of Proceedings – Request 24 hours prior to trial|$25.00
  1. Forcible Entry & Detainer Action/Eviction
  • One cause complaint, bailiff & regular mail service (one or two defendants)|$132.00*
    • Three defendants|$167.00*
    • Two cause complaint, bailiff, regular & certified mail (one defendant)|$194.00*
    • Two defendants|$206.00*
    • Three Defendants|$253.00*
  1. Civil Complaint w/Motion for Prejudgment Attachment or Garnishment
  • Certified Mail (one or two defendants)|$182.00*
    • Each additional defendant (if two or more)|$12.00
    • Prejudgment attachment or garnishment (includes garnishee fee)|$25.00*
    • Personal or residence service (each defendant)|$35.00*
  1. Replevin Action
  • Personal or residence service (one or two defendants)|$182.00*
    • Each additional defendant (if more than two defendants)|$25.00
  1. Cognovit Judgment
  • Certified mail service (one or two defendants)|$182.00*
    • Each additional defendant (if more than two defendants)|$12.00
  1. Transfer of Judgment from Another Court|$61.00**
  2. Trusteeship
  • For first ten (10) creditors|$35.00
    • Each additional creditor (if more than ten (10) creditors)|$5.00
  1. Cross-Complaint, Counterclaim, Amended Complaint & Third Party Complaint|$65.00
    • Additional costs for service|$12.00

Additional Service Per Defendant

  • Certified mail|$12.00
    • Regular mail|$10.00
    • Personal service|$25.00
  1. Post-Judgment Garnishment of Wages
  • Balance due on judgment less than $3,000 w/certified mail service|$60.00
    • Balance due on judgment greater than $3,000 w/certified mail service|$175.00
  1. Post-Judgment Garnishment Other Than Wages|$30.00
    • Garnishee fee|$1.00
  2. Order of Sale and Appraisers|$175.00

Breakdown of costs:

  • Local|$83.00
    • Legal News|$17.00
    • Appraiser fee (three appraisers @ $25.00 each)|$75.00
  1. Certificate of Judgment
  • For lien|$20.00
    • For transfer|$20.00
  1. Subpoena Service (does not include witness fee)
  • Zone 1 (Court Jurisdiction and City of Akron)|$25.00
    • Zone 2 (Remainder of Summit County)|$40.00
  1. Jury Demand
  • Partial advance of fees|$400.00
    • Jury Fee if a juror is not yet beyond his/her 10th day in court |$20.00/day
    • Jury Fee if a juror is serving beyond his/her 10th day in court|$30.00/day
  1. Secretary of State/plus Certified Mail
  • Each defendant (individual)|$35.00
  • Each defendant (corporation)|$40.00
  1. Other Fees

Transfer to Another Court / Appeals|$50.00

Change of Venue From Another Court: Regular Civil|$182.00*

Change of Venue From Another Court: Small Claim|$107.00**

Writ of Restitution|$50.00

Execution (Maximum three (3) Attempts)|$60.00

Mandatory Order, Show Cause or Examination Hearing (Maximum three (3) Attempts)|$60.00

Advance of Sheriff Service Fee|$35.00

Revivor|$60.00

Objection to Magistrate’s Decision|$75.00

Warrants|$95.00

Photo Copy|$0.05

Certified Copy|$1.00

Exemplified Copy of Judgment Order|$5.00

Certificate of Financial Responsibility|$10.00

Transcript (includes exemplification, if necessary)| $40.00

Motions (exception: Motion to Dismiss)|$25.00

License Suspension Appeals, Civil Privileges Requests, BMV Payment Plan Requests|$132.00**

Driving Letter Modifications|$10.00

Request for Termination or Modification of Suspension|$50.00

Recorded Transcript of Proceedings (No Refunds)|$25.00

Witness Fee (per one-half day)|$6.00
• Plus .505 cents per mile to and from place of residence

Special Projects Fee|$20.00

Computer Fee|$6.00

Wedding Fee (payable on date of scheduling)|$25.00

Docket Control Fee|$50.00

Poundage on Wage Garnishments & Bank Attachments|2%

Fee for Rent Escrow Deposits|1%

Process Server Fee|$25.00

Notes:

*|Includes: $6.00 Computer Fee, $20.00 Projects Fee, $26.00 State Fee & $13.00 Legal News Fee (Total: $72.00)
**|Includes: $6.00 Computer Fee, $20.00 Projects Fee (Total: $33.00)
***|Includes: $6.00 Computer Fee, $20.00 Projects Fee, $11.00 State Fee (Total: $44.00)

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