Costs & Fees Schedule

The operating costs and fees for the Ottawa County Municipal Court shall be as follows:

1. For each Civil Case
$80.00 thereof to be retained by the Court;
$1.00 to computer legal research;
$3.00 to the computerization of the Clerk's Office;
$26.00 to the State for Legal Aid and
$50.00 to be held as security for costs
$160.00
A. Three (3) or more Defendants $20.00 per Defendant
B. $20.00 for any additional certified mail service for each Defendant (to be deducted from Security Deposit, if available)
For each Forcible Entry & Detainer
$80.00 thereof to be retained by the Court;
$1.00 to computer legal research;
$3.00 to the computerization of the Clerk's Office;
$26.00 to the State for Legal Aid and
$115.00 to be held as security for costs
$225.00
A. Two (2) Defendants $75.00 for the additional defendant.
B. Three (3) or more Defendants $85.00 for each additional Defendant
C. $20.00 for any additional certified mail service for each Defendant (to be deducted from Security Deposit, if available)
Second Cause of Action $50.00
Motion to Appoint Process Server $25.00
For each Small Claims Case
$65.00 thereof to be retained by the Court;
$1.00 to computer legal research;
$3.00 to the computerization of the Clerk's Office;
$11.00 to the State for Legal Aid
$80.00
A. Three (3) or more Defendants $20.00 per Defendant
B. $20.00 for any additional certified mail service for each Defendant (to be deducted from Security Deposit, if available)
C. Transfer to Regular Division - $75.00 plus filing fee difference in civil case filing
For each Trusteeship Case
$96.00 thereof to be retained by the Court;
$1.00 to computer legal research;
$3.00 to the computerization of the Clerk's Office;
$100.00
A. Adding Creditors to a Trusteeship $25.00
For each Criminal Case
$43.00 thereof to be retained by the Court;
$1.00 to computer legal research;
$3.00 to the computerization of the Clerk's Office;
$29.00 to the State for the Rotary Reparations Fund
$73.00
(Plus mandatory $10.00 State fee per traffic moving violation) $83.00
2. Small Claims Counterclaim $75.00
3. Cross-Complaint, per Defendant
Counterclaim, per Defendant
Third-party Complaint
$75.00
4. Amended Pleadings and Service if Performed by the Court
(Local Rule 3 (1)(b))
$25.00
5. Publication (Rule 3 (C))
(Plus $150.00 per appraisal for appraisal fee)
$400.00
6. Judgment Debtor Form - Small Claims $25.00
7. Personal Service Requested Other Than Writs $50.00
plus mileage (see 28S)
8. Issuance of Writs and Subpoenas $10.00
9. Security for Jury
(Refundable if not consumed)
$375.00
10. Certified Copies of Pleadings, Process, Records or Files
Computer Printouts and Regular Copies
$3.00 (each page)
$0.10 (per page)
11. Certificate of Judgment
(Lien or Transfer)
$25.00
12. Telephone Pre-Trial
(To be deducted from Security Deposit, if available)
$20.00
13. Executions and Writs of Restitution $60.00 each
plus mileage
(see 28S)
14. Judgment - Transfer In $50.00
15. Proceeding in Aid of Execution (Garnishments) Wage and Bank
$1.00 check payable to Bank Institution
$100.00
Garnishments shall include a poundage of 2%
Appear & Answer (Debtor's Exam) $75.00
Additional fees for personal service
16. Petition to Vacate, Revive or Modify Judgment $75.00
17. Default of Summary Judgment (Civil)
(to be added from Security Deposit, if available)
$25.00
18. Release of Garnishment
(Civil and Small Claims)
$10.00
19. Filing of Appeal
Must Be Accompanied by $150.00 for Court of Appeals
$50.00
20. Jury Trial Demand $25.00
21. Second Notices
Bench Warrants
Show Cause Notices
License Cancellations
Bench Warrant Blocks
$30.00
22. Expungements (per case)
(if case dismissed - no fee)
$50.00
23. Returned Check Fee
(Insufficient Funds)
$25.00
24. Issuance of Occupational Driving Permits $50.00
Modification and/or Amendment $30.00
25. Probation Fees
A. Supervised Probation $50.00
B. Diversion Fee $50.00
C. Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Intervention Court $50.00
26. Extension of Community Service Date $25.00
27. Administrative Fee for Guardian Interlock or Similar Devices $50.00
28. Bailiff Fees: (R.C. 311.17)
A. For the Service and Return of an Execution When Money is Paid Without Levy or When No Property is Found (division (A)(1)(a)) $20.00
B. For the Service and Return of an Execution When Levy is Made On Real Property (division (A)(1)(C)) $25.00 for the first Tract
$10.00 for each additional
C. For Service and Return of an Execution When Levy is Made On Goods and Chattels Including Inventory (division (A)(1)(C)) $50.00
D. For Service and Return of a Writ of Attachment of Property, Except for Purpose of Garnishment (division (A)(2)) $40.00
E. For Service and Return of a Writ of Attachment for Purpose of Garnishment (division (A)(3)) $10.00
F. For Service and Return of a Writ of Replevin (division (A)(4)) $40.00
G. For Service and Return of a Warrant to Arrest, For Each Person Named in the Writ (division (A)(5)) $10.00
H. For Service and Return of an Attachment for Contempt, For Each Person Named in the Writ (division (A)(6)) $6.00
I. For Service and Return of a Writ of Possession or Restitution (division (A)(7)) $60.00
J. For Service and Return of a Subpoena, For Each Person Named in the Writ, If In a Civil Case (division (A)(8)) $6.00
K. For Service and Return of a Subpoena, For Each Person Named in the Writ, If In a Criminal Case (division (A)(9)) $6.00
L. For Service and Return of a Venire, For Each Person Named in the Writ, If In a Civil Case (division (A)(9)) $6.00
M. For Service and Return of a Venire, For Each Person Named in the Writ, If In a Criminal Case (division (A)(9)) $6.00
N. For Service and Return of Summoning each Juror, Other Than On Venire, If In a Civil Case (division (A)(10)) $6.00
N. For Service and Return of Summoning each Juror, Other Than On Venire, If In a Civil Case (division (A)(10)) $6.00
P. For Service and Return of A Writ of Partition (division (A)(11)) $25.00
Q. For Service and Return of Another Order of Sale of Real Property (division (A)(13)) $50.00 for the first Tract
$25.00 for each additional
R. For Service and Return of All Summons, Writs, Orders or Notices (division (A)(17)) $6.00 for the first Name
$1.00 for each additional name
S. Mileage $1.00 per mile for the first mile,
going and returning with actual mileage charged
on each additional name