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



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



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 $ .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.