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COURT COSTS – Criminal and Traffic

The following is a schedule of costs and filing fees in traffic / criminal matters.

Basic Traffic Costs:

Moving violations

1st Charge

$132.00

Non-Moving violations

1st Charge

$132.00

Moving violation

Local costs

$ 52.00/$50.00 (waiver)

Non-Moving violations

Local costs

$ 77.00/$75.00 (waiver)

 

Computer fund

$ 10.00

 

Special project fund

$ 23.00

 

Legal research

$   3.00

 

State H.B. 1 misdemeanor cost
(moving violations)

$ 30.00

 

State H.B. 1 nonmoving violation
(excluding parking tickets)

$ 10.00

 

Ohio victim of crime fund

$   9.00

 

Cuyahoga County CRIS
(moving violations only)

$   5.00

     

Basic Criminal Costs:

1st charge

$123.00

 

Local costs

$ 52.00/$50.00 (waiver)

 

Computer fund

$ 10.00

 

Special project fund

$ 28.00

 

Legal research

$   3.00

 

State H.B. 1 misdemaenor costs

$ 20.00

 

Ohio victim of crime fund

$   9.00

 

Cuyahoga County Crime Stoppers

$   1.00

     
     

Each subsequent traffic
    or criminal conviction

Special project fund

$ 15.00

Felony (per case)

 

$ 15.00

Additional Traffic/Criminal Costs:

Arraignment continuance

 

$ 10.00

Indigent counsel fee
(on court order)

 

$ 25.00

Criminal Summons

 

$ 15.00

Driving privileges motion

 

$ 75.00

Driving permit change/reprint

 

$ 25.00

Witness fees

Half day

$   6.00

 

Full day

$ 12.00

Juror fee
(per day/per juror)

 

$ 20.00

Jail commitment

 

$ 10.00

Jail stay/per day
(on court order)

Days 1-5

$ 70.00

 

Days 6-119

$ 62.00

 

Days 120-365

$ 55.00

 

After day 365

$ 52.00

Community control fees:

Active reporting

$35/1st mo., $15/each
additional;200.00/yr

 

Active non-reporting

$ 75.00

 

Inactive

$ 50.00

Arrest warrant

 

$ 35.00

Warrant block

 

$ 65.00

License forfeiture

 

$ 65.00

Compact suspension

 

$ 65.00

Time to pay fines/costs
(on court order)

 

$ 25.00

Returned check

 

$ 50.00

Notice of appeal

Plus $175.00 check payable to
Eighth District Court of Appeals

$ 75.00

Sealing of record motion

 

$50.00

Miscellaneous costs:

Courtroom video recording

(subject to availability)

$ 10.00

(Additional fee if mailed)

$   5.00

 

Copy (per page)

 

$    .05

Certified copy (per page)

$   1.00

 

 

COURT COSTS – CIVIL AND SMALL CLAIMS
The following is a schedule of costs and filing fees in civil matters.

New filings:

Civil complaints

 

$125.00

 

Local cost

$48.00

 

Computer fund

$10.00

 

Legal research

$3.00

 

Special project fund

$38.00

 

Ohio Legal Aid

$26.00

Small claims complaints

 

$55.00

 

Local cost

$31.00

 

Computer fund

$10.00

 

Special project fund

$0.00

 

Legal research

$3.00

 

Ohio Legal Aid

$11.00

Evictions

 

$175.00

 

Local costs

$98.00

 

Computer fund

$10.00

 

Special project fund

$38.00

 

Legal research

$3.00

 

Ohio Legal Aid

$26.00

Each additional defendant

 

Civil

$10.00

 

Small Claims

$10.00

Counterclaims/cross claims
with service - per party

 

$50.00
 

Small claims counterclaim

 

$15.00

Amended civil complaint
joining new defendants

 

$25.00
 

Third party complaint

 

$125.00

Transfer of judgment from
another court

 

$100.00
 

Replevin with order for
immediate possession

 

$200.00

 

Local cost

$161.00

 

Computer fund

$10.00

 

Legal research

$3.00

 

Special project

$0.00

 

Ohio Legal Aid

$26.00

BMV appeal - 12 points/ALS

 

$75.00

Application for limited driving
privileges/payment plan

 

$75.00
 

Trusteeship
 

 

$150.00 plus
2% of escrow

Landlord/tenant escrow

 

1% of escrow

Service of documents:

Alias service per party

Certified mail

$15.00

 

Certificate of mailing

$5.00

Alias Writ of Restitution

 

$15.00

Service by publication

 

$100.00

Secretary of State (per party)

 

$25.00

Sheriff deposit (per party)

 

$75.00

Bailiff (per party-2 attempt)

Inside Cuyahoga County

$75.00

 

Outside Cuyahoga County

$100.00

Additional prejudgment costs:

Transfer to civil docket
from small claims

 

$70.00

Change of venue

 

$30.00

Witness Fees

Half day

$6.00

 

Full day

$12.00

Transfer to Common Pleas
 

Plus $250.00
to Common Pleas Court

$75.00
 

Jury deposit

 

$300.00

Juror fee
(per day/per juror)

 

$20.00
 

Objections to
magistrate's decision

 

$35.00
 

Subpoena

 

$25.00
 

Post judgment costs:

Notice of appeal
 

Plus $175.00 check payable to
Eighth District Court of Appeals

$75.00
 

Driving permit change/reprint

 

$25.00

Post judgment motion

 

$35.00

Motion to revive judgment

 

$35.00

Certificate of judgment
for transfer or lien

 

$40.00
 

Certificate of satifaction

 

$10.00

Copy (per page)

 

$.05

Certified copy (per page)

 

$1.00

Exemplified copy

 

$10.00

Collection costs:

Bank garnishments

Initial bank

$60.00
 

 

Per additional bank
Plus $1.00 check payable to each Bank

$10.00
 

Order to show cause

 

$30.00

Debtor's exam

 

$55.00

Wage garnishments

Civil

$120.00

 

Small Claims

$60.00

     

Levy/attachment of
personal property petition

 

$275.00
 

Miscellaneous costs:

Returned check

 

$50.00

Marriage

 

$30.00