Saturday, November 18th, 2017
Cost & Fee Schedule

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

1. For each Civil Case
$65.00 thereof to be retained by the Court;
$1.00 to computer legal research;
$3.00 to computerization of the Clerk's Office;
$26.00 to the State for Legal Aid and
$30.00 to be held as security for costs
  1. Three (3) or more Defendants $10.00 per Defendant
  2. $10.00 for any additional certified mail service for each Defendant (to be deducted from Security Deposit, if available)
$125.00
  For each Small Claims Case
$50.00 thereof to be retained by the Court;
$1.00 to computer legal research;
$3.00 to computerization of the Clerk's Office;
$11.00 to the State for Legal Aid
  1. Three (3) or more Defendants $10.00 per Defendant
  2. $10.00 for any additional certified mail service for each Defendant
  3. Transfer to Regular Division - $65.00 plus filing fee difference in civil case filing
$65.00
  For each Trusteeship Case
$46.00 thereof to be retained by the Court;
$1.00 to computer legal research and
$3.00 to computerization of the Clerk's Office
$50.00
 
  1. Adding Creditors to a Trusteeship
$15.00
  For each Criminal Case
$25.00 thereof to be retained by the Court;
$1.00 to computer legal research;
$3.00 to computerization of the Clerk's Office;
$24.00 to the State for the Rotary Reparations Fund
$53.00
     
  (Plus mandatory $10.00 State fee per traffic moving violation) $63.00
2. Small Claims Counterclaim $65.00
3. Cross-Complaint, per defendant, Counterclaim per defendant, Third-party Complaint $65.00
4. Amended Pleadings and service if performed by the Court
(Local Rule 3 (1)(b))
$15.00
5. Publication (Rule 3 (C))
(Plus $150.00 per appraisal for appraisal fee)
$400.00
6. Judgment Debtor Form - Small Claims $15.00
7. Personal Service Requested Other than Writs $50.00
plus mileage
(see 29S)
8. Issuance of Writs and Subpoenas $5.00
9. Security for Jury
(Refundable if not consumed)
$375.00
10. Certified copies of pleadings, process, records or files $3.00
(each page)
11. Certificate of Judgment (Lien or Transfer) $15.00
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 29S)
14. Judgment - transfer in $25.00
15. Proceeding in Aid of Execution (Garnishments) Wage and Bank - $1.00 check payable to Bank Institution $75.00
     
  Appear & Answer (Debtor's Exam)
Additional fees for personal service
$50.00
16. Petition to vacate, revive or modify Judgment $50.00
17. Filing of Appeal
Must be accompanied by $150.00 for Court of Appeals
$30.00
18. Jury Trial Demand $25.00
19. Second notices, bench warrants, show cause notices, license cancellations, and bench warrant blocks $20.00
20. Expungments $50.00
(per case)
21. Computer print-outs and regular copies $.10
(per page)
22. Probation Fees:  
  Supervised Probation $75.00
  Diversion Fee $75.00
  In-home arrest administrative processing fee $50.00
  Alcohol Drug Mental Health Intervention Court $50.00
23. Returned check fee (Insufficient funds) $25.00
24. Issuance of Occupational driving permits $50.00
  Modification and/or amendment $20.00
25. Extension of community service date $25.00
26. Administrative fee for Guardian
Interlock or similar devices
$50.00
27. Default and Summary Judgments (Civil)
(To be deducted from Security Deposit if available)
$10.00
28. Release of Garnishment
(Civil and Small Claims)
$5.00
29. 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 and $10.00 for each additional
  C. For the service and return of an execution when levy is made on goods and chattels including inventory (division (A)(1)(C)) $50.00
  D. For the service and return of a writ of attachment of property, except for purpose of garnishment (division (A)(2)) $40.00
  E. For the service and return of a writ of attachment for the purpose of garnishment (division (A)(3)) $10.00
  F. For the service and return of a writ of replevin (division (A)(4)) $40.00
  G. For the service and return of a warrant to arrest, for each person named in the writ (division (A)(5)) $10.00
  H. For the service and return of an attachment for contempt, for each person named in the writ (division (A)(6)) $6.00
  I. For the service and return of a writ of possession or restitution (division (A)(7)) $60.00
  J. For the the 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 the service and return of a subpoena, for each person named in the writ, if in a criminal case (division (A)(8)) $6.00
  L. For the 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 the 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 the service and return of summoning each Juror, other than on venire, if in a Civil case (division (A)(10)) $6.00
  O. For the service and return of summoning each Juror, other than on venire, if in a Criminal case (division (A)(10)) $6.00
  P. For the service and return of a writ of partition (division (A)(11)) $25.00
  Q. For the service and return of another order of sale of real property (division (A)(13)) $50.00 for the first Tract and $25.00 for each additional
  R. For the service and return of all Summons, writs, orders or notices (division (A)(17)) $6.00 for the first Name and $1.00 for each additional name
  S. Mileage $1.00 per mile for the first mile, and $.50 per mile for each additional mile, going and returning, with actual mileage charged on each additional name
Hours of Operation
Mon - Fri:
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Phone Numbers
Clerk's Office:
419.734.4143
Assignment Office:
419.732.2871
Probation Department:
419.734.6299
Fax:
419.732.2862
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