Filing Costs and 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 Judgment (See Note 1.)

Filing of Certificate of Judgment from Another Court in Ohio $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 ($50 Filing Fee + $1.50 Convenience Fee) $51.50
Notary Certificate $1.00
Registration of Notary Public Commission $5.00
Praecipe for Authenticated Judgment (Triple Seal) $5.00
Certified Copies (per page) $1.00
Photocopies (per page) – No charge if copy sent via email $ .10

 

Personal Service for Witnesses (See Note 3.)

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) $51.00
Photocopies (per page) – No charge if copy sent via email $ .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 Separation

Complaint for Annulment $300.00
Complaint for Legal Separation (with Children) $400.00
Complaint for Legal Separation (without Children) $300.00

No deposit will be required when filing an Answer, an Answer and Cross Complaint, or an Answer and Counter Claim.

Service by Publication/Daily Law Journal**

No Property $200.00*
With Property $200.00*

**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.

Post-Decree***

All Post-Decree Motions $200.00
Service by Publication $200.00

***Attorneys are responsible for paying the Law Journal directly for any Service by Publication on Post-Decree matters.

Subpoenas

Half-Day $6.00
Full-Day (Out-of-County) $12.00
Out-of-County Witnesses: Add mileage of $.10 per mile
Out-of-State Decree/Foreign Order $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 $.10/page
Certified Copies (per page) $1.00/page

* Additional Costs


Municipal Court
Civil Fee Schedule

Civil Limit: $15,000
Small Claims Limit: $6,000

 

Civil Filing**

Civil Filing (one defendant) $112.00
Additional Defendants (each) $5.00

 

Eviction Filing

Eviction with Bailiff Service and Ordinary Mail with Certificate of Mailing (one defendant) $112.00
Additional Defendants (each) $5.00
Certified Mail Service (each defendant) $10.00

 

Alias Summons on Complaint

Certified Mail $10.00
Regular Mail $2.00

 

Counterclaim**

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 $35.00
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** $100.00
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 $112.00
Cross Claim** $10.00
BMV Petition for Driving Privileges $112.00
ALS Appeal $112.00
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

Adopted Pursuant to Ohio Crim. R. 46(G) – Effective August 1, 2017

Uniform Bond Schedule

Degree of Offense

In-State Bond

Out-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

 

Offense

In-State Bond

Out-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

Fee

Amount

Warrant Fee $10.00
Probation $150.00
Appeal $100.00
Seal/Expungement  $50.00
Regular Copy $.10 per copy
Certified Copy  $1.00 per copy
Computer Printout $.10 per page