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Mike Foley


Montgomery County Clerk of Courts

Filing Costs & Fees


Common Pleas Court Civil Filing Costs
CIVIL COMPLAINTS
Foreclosure Complaints* ($525 Filing Fee + $15.75 Convenience Fee) $540.75
Other Civil Complaints* ($325 Filing Fee + $9.75 Convenience Fee) $334.75
Second District Court of Appeals – Notice of Appeal $100.00
CERTIFICATES OF JUDGEMENT
Foreclosure Complaints* ($525 Filing Fee + $15.75 Convenience Fee) $30.00
Prepare Certificate of Judgment to Go to Another Court $5.00
Certificate of Judgment from Montgomery County Common Pleas Court $35.00
Foreign Certificate of Judgment $40.00
Filing of Ohio State Lien $40.00
* Release of Certificate of Judgment Municipal/Common Pleas $5.00
* Release of State Tax Lien – Filed on or Before November 30, 2010 $5.00
* Release of State Tax Lien – Filed Between December 1, 2010 and March 31, 2013 $35.00
* Release of State Tax Lien – Filed April 1, 2013 to Present $45.00
EXECUTIONS
Order in Aid Proceedings (Debtor Exams) $50.00
Order in Aid Proceedings (Bank Attachment) (See Note 2.) $50.00
Order in Aid Proceedings (Garnishment) $50.00
Executions Against Chattels $50.00
Capias $50.00
MISCELLANEOUS
Order of Sale* ($500 Filing Fee + $15 Convenience Fee) $515.00
Writ of Restitution* ($65 Filing Fee + $1.95 Convenience Fee) $66.95
Motion to Revive Judgment ($50 Filing Fee + $1.50 Convenience Fee) $51.50
Petition for Certificate of Qualification for Employment ($95.00 Filing Fee) $95.00
Praecipe for Authenticated Judgment (Triple Seal) $5.00
Certified Copies (per page) $1.00
Photocopies (per page) – No charge if copy sent via email $0.10
PERSONAL SERVICE FOR WITNESSES
Full Day $12.00
Half Day $6.00
SERVICE BY PUBLICATION
The Montgomery County Clerk of Courts does not forward notices to affect services by publication to the official law journal or collect fees for the publication. It is the responsibility of the filer to forward a Common Pleas Court time-stamped copy to the official law journal and to follow their procedures for publication. The law journal will forward a notarized proof of publication to the Clerk of Courts.

* A 3.0% non-refundable convenience fee will be added at the time of electronic filing, credit and debit card transactions.

Note 1. If an execution case has been filed against you on this lien, there may be additional costs along with the cost of the lien release. Please contact or stop by our office to find out how much the release will be.

Note 2. In addition to the $50.00 Filing Fee, it is necessary to include a $1.00 check payable to the bank. A separate Order in Aid Proceedings, including the $50.00 Filing Fee and the $1.00 check for the bank, is required for each bank attachment.

Note 3. a) Police Officers and medical records librarians are excluded from witness charges. b) Attorneys submit checks payable to witness served with the subpoena. c) If the witness lives outside Montgomery County, add mileage of $ .10 per mile roundtrip.


Common Pleas Court Criminal Filing Costs
Second District Court of Appeals – Notice of Appeal $100.00
Sealing of Record ($50 Filing Fee + $1.50 Convenience Fee)*

No Conviction – No True Bill – No Filing Costs
$51.50
Petition for Certificate of Qualification for Employment (filed as a Civil Case) $95.00
Photocopies (per page) – No charge if copy sent via email $0.10 per page
Certified Copies (per page) $1.00 per page

* A 3.0% non-refundable convenience fee will be added at the time of electronic filing, credit and debit card transactions.


Common Pleas Court Domestic Relations Filing Costs
NEW CASES
DIVORCE
Complaint (with Children) $475.00
Complaint (without Children) $375.00
DISSOLUTION
Petition for Dissolution (with Children) $400.00
Petition for Dissolution (without Children) $300.00
ANNULMENT AND LEGAL SEPERATION
No deposit will be required when filing an Answer, an Answer and Cross Complaint, or an Answer and Counter Claim.
Complaint for Annulment $300.00
Complaint for Legal Separation (with Children) $400.00
Complaint for Legal Separation (without Children) $300.00
SERVICE BY PUBLICATION/DAILY LAW JOURNAL
Attorney must provide $200.00 check made payable to the Montgomery County Clerk of Courts. The Clerk’s office will deliver the Notice to the Law Journal.
No Property $200.00*
With Property $200.00*
POST-DECREE
Attorneys are responsible for paying the Law Journal directly for any Service by Publication on Post-Decree matters.
All Post-Decree Motions $200.00*
Service by Publication $200.00
SUBPOENAS
Half-Day $6.00
Full-Day (Out-of-County) $12.00
Out-of-County Witnesses: Add mileage of $0.10 per mile
Service by Publication $125.00
SERVICE OF COMPLAINT AND SUBPOENAS BY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
No upfront charge for Montgomery County Sheriff
Personal/Residential Sheriff Service – Other than Montgomery County: Attorney responsible for contacting the Sheriff’s Office to determine the costs (made payable to the Sheriff) Unknown
MISCELLANEOUS COSTS
Second District Court of Appeals – Notice of Appeal $100.00
Photocopies (per page) – No charge if copy sent via email $0.10 per page
Certified Copies (per page) $1.00 per page

Municipal Court Civil Fee Schedule
  • Civil Limit: $15,000
  • Small Claim Limit: $6,000
CIVIL FILING**
Civil Filing (one defendant) $120.00
Additional Defendants (each) $5.00
EVICTION FILING
Eviction with Bailiff Service and Ordinary Mail with Certificate of Mailing (one defendant) $120.00
Additional Defendants (each) $5.00
Certified Mail Service (each defendant) $10.00
ALIAS SUMMONS ON COMPLAINT
Certified Mail $10.00
Regular Mail $2.00
COUNTER CLAIM**
Counterclaim $10.00
AMENDED COMPLAINT**
Amended Complaint $10.00
THIRD PARTY COMPLAINT**
Third Party Complaint $10.00
WRIT OF RESTITUTION
Writ of Restitution $30.00
SMALL CLAIM**
Small Claim (one defendant) $77.00
Transfer to Civil $43.00
Additional Defendants (each) $5.00
MISCELLANEOUS
Debtor’s Exam (Order in Aid) $15.00
Citation in Contempt (Show Cause) $15.00
Service by Publication (Deposit – Cost will vary.) $200.00
Service by Sheriff (Deposit – Cost will vary.) $50.00
Certificate of Judgment $2.00
Replevin/Execution** $300.00
Garnishment $125.00
Civil Appeal $100.00
Bank Attachment (plus $1.00 check made payable to bank) $35.00
Jury Deposit (Due when Jury Demand is filed – Actual cost may vary.) $500.00
Certified Copy of Entry (fee per page) $1.00
Exemplified Copy (Triple Seal) $5.00
Trusteeship $50.00
Revivor $10.00
Appeal to Dog Designation $120.00
Cross Claim** $10.00
BMV Petition for Driving Privileges $120.00
ALS Appeal $120.00
Transfer Case to Another Court** $10.00
Subpoena (check made payable to witness to be served with subpoena) $6.00 half day
$12.00 full day

** Filing fee includes certified service.


Municipal Court Bond Schedule
UNIFORM BOND SCHEDULE
Degree of OffenseIn-State BondOut-of-State Bond
1st Degree Misdemeanor and M1 Traffic $2,500 Cash/Surety or 10% $5,000 Cash/Surety or 10%
2nd Degree Misdemeanor $2,000 Cash/Surety or 10% $4,000 Cash/Surety or 10%
3rd Degree Misdemeanor $750 Cash/Surety or 10% $1,500 Cash/Surety or 10%
4th Degree Misdemeanor $500 Cash/Surety or 10% $1,000 Cash/Surety or 10%
Minor Misdemeanor $100 Cash/Surety or 10% $200 Cash/Surety or 10%
EXCEPTIONS TO ABOVE BOND SCHEDULE
OffenseIn-State BondOut-of-State Bond
Domestic Violence DOES meet criteria ORC §2919.251(A) "Amy's Law"
  • No bond IF Judge will see within 24 hours
  • $25,000 Cash/Surety or 10% + No contact with Victim if Judge will NOT see within 24 hours
  • No bond IF Judge will see within 24 hours
  • $50,000 Cash/Surety or 10% + No contact with Victim if Judge will NOT see within 24 hours
Domestic Violence DOES NOT meet criteria ORC §2919.251(A) "Amy's Law" $10,000 Cash/Surety or 10%
+ No contact with Victim
$20,000 Cash/Surety or 10%
+ No contact with Victim
Menacing by Stalking $10,000 Cash/Surety or 10%
+ No contact with Victim
$20,000 Cash/Surety or 10%
+ No contact with Victim
Violating Protection Order $10,000 Cash/Surety or 10%
+ No contact with Victim
$20,000 Cash/Surety or 10%
+ No contact with Victim
Intimidation of Victim/Witness $10,000 Cash/Surety or 10%
+ No contact with Victim
$20,000 Cash/Surety or 10%
+ No contact with Victim
Voyeurism (M1-M3) $10,000 Cash/Surety or 10%
+ No contact with Victim
$20,000 Cash/Surety or 10%
+ No contact with Victim
Child Enticement with sexual motive (M3) $10,000 Cash/Surety or 10%
+ No contact with Victim
$20,000 Cash/Surety or 10%
+ No contact with Victim
Domestic Violence Threats (M4) $5,000 Cash/Surety or 10%
+ No contact with Victim
$10,000 Cash/Surety or 10%
+ No contact with Victim
OVI – Third Offense (UM) $10,000 Cash/Surety or 10% $20,000 Cash/Surety or 10%
Driving under Suspension under O.R.C. §4510.11 (M1) $1,500 Cash/Surety or 10% $3,000 Cash/Surety or 10%

Municipal Court Criminal Costs
Warrant Fee $10.00
Probation $150.00
Appeal $100.00
Seal / Expungement $50.00
Regular Copy $0.10 per copy
Certified Copy $1.00 per copy
Computer Printout $0.10 per page

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