Appendix B – Schedule of Civil Court Costs

  1. Civil Complaint (up to $15,000)
  • FedEx mail service (one or two defendants)|$198.00*
  • Each additional defendant (if more than two)|$20.00
  • Personal or residence service (per defendant)|$25.00
  1. Small Claims Complaint (up to $6,000)
  • FedEx mail service, one defendant|$115.00***
  • Each additional defendant by FedEx mail|$20.00
  • Personal or residence service (per defendant)|$25.00
  • Amended complaint/counterclaim (includes service on one party)|$35.00
  • Objection to Magistrate’s Decision|$50.00
  • Debtor Disclosure Form (includes service)|$25.00
  • 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 and Detainer Action/Eviction
  • One cause complaint, bailiff and regular mail service (one or two defendants)|$132.00*
  • Three defendants|$167.00*
  • Two cause complaint, bailiff, regular and FedEx mail (one defendant)|$202.00*
  • Two defendants|$214.00*
  • Three Defendants|$269.00*
  1. Civil Complaint with Motion for Prejudgment Attachment or Garnishment
  • FedEx Mail (one or two defendants)|$190.00*
  • Each additional defendant (if more than two defendants)|$20.00
  • 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)|$198.00*
  • Each additional defendant (if more than two defendants)|$25.00
  1. Cognovit Judgment
  • FedEx mail service (one or two defendants)|$198.00*
  • Each additional defendant (if more than two defendants)|$20.00
  1. Transfer of Judgment from Another Court|$61.00**
  1. 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 and Third Party Complaint
    |$65.00
  • Additional costs for service (per party)|$20.00
  1. 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 with 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
  1. 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. Transfer to Another Court / Appeals|$50.00
  2. Change of Venue From Another Court: Regular Civil|$182.00*
  3. Change of Venue From Another Court: Small Claim|$107.00**
  4. Writ of Restitution|$50.00
  5. Execution (Maximum three (3) Attempts)|$60.00
  6. Mandatory Order, Show Cause or Examination Hearing (Maximum three (3) Attempts)|$60.00
  7. Advance of Sheriff Service Fee|$35.00
  8. Revivor|$60.00
  9. Objection to Magistrate’s Decision|$75.00
  10. Warrants|$95.00
  11. Photo Copy|$0.05
  12. Certified Copy|$1.00
  13. Exemplified Copy of Judgment Order|$5.00
  14. Certificate of Financial Responsibility|$10.00
  15. Transcript (includes exemplification, if necessary)| $40.00
  16. Motions (exception: Motion to Dismiss)|$25.00
  17. License Suspension Appeals, Civil Privileges Requests, BMV Payment Plan Requests|$132.00**
  18. Driving Letter Modifications|$10.00
  19. Request for Termination or Modification of Suspension|$50.00
  20. Recorded Transcript of Proceedings (No Refunds)|$25.00
  21. Witness Fee (per one-half day)|$6.00
    • Plus .505 cents per mile to and from place of residence
  22. Special Projects Fee|$20.00
  23. Computer Fee|$6.00
  24. Wedding Fee (payable on date of scheduling)|$25.00
  25. Docket Control Fee|$50.00
  26. Poundage on Wage Garnishments & Bank Attachments|2%
  27. Fee for Rent Escrow Deposits|1%
  28. 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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