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Case Filing Fees

Circuit Court Filing Fees - Services By Mail:

  • Civil Cases (Includes Adoptions) $141.00*
  • Mortgage Foreclosures $141.00 * & ****
  • Juvenile Cases (Includes Paternity) $160.00 **
  • Probate Cases (Includes Guardianships)$161.00   

Circuit Court Filing Fees - Services By Sheriff's Department:

  • Civil Cases (Includes Adoptions) $154.00*
  • Mortgage Foreclosures $154.00 * & ****
  • Juvenile Cases (Includes Paternity) $173.00 **
  • Probate Cases (Includes Guardianships) $174.00

Superior Court Filing Fees - Services By Mail:

  • Small Claims Cases $81.00***
  • Civil Cases $141.00*
  • Criminal Cases $168.00

Superior Court Filing Fees - Services By Sheriff's Department:

  • Small Claims Cases $94.00***
  • Civil Cases $154.00*
  • Criminal Cases N/A

 Notations:

  • *Filing Fee includes Service Fee for first-named defendant.  Add $10.00 for each defendant added thereafter.  Also, add a $10.00 fee per garnishee defendant in excess of three (3) whether named or added.
  • **Additional fees may apply as determined by the judge, the charge, and the outcome of the case.  
  • ***Add $10.00 additional Service Fee for any party adding a defendant to the action. ($81.00 includes $10.00 Service Fee for first defendant named, payable by party filing the action.) Also, add a $10.00 fee per garnishee defendant in excess of three (3) whether named or added.
  • ****Add $50 Mortgage Foreclosure Counseling and Education Fee for all mortgage foreclosure actions filed after 5/10/2013. (After 12/31/2014 this extra $50 fee goes away.)

These fees become effective on July 1st, 2013.