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Fee Schedules

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Circuit Civil

Circuit Civil Fees
Circuit Civil Fees Fee
Upon the Filing of a Civil Action that Exceeds $30,000 or proceedings in the Circuit Court, the Plaintiff shall pay a fee of $400.00
Civil Action Cross-Claim, Counter Claim or Third-Party Complaint $395.00
Mortgage Foreclosures and Real Property Actions with Claim Value of $50,000 or less $400.00
Mortgage Foreclosures and Real Property Actions with Claim Value of $50,001 but less than $250,000 $905.00
Mortgage Foreclosures and Real Property Actions with Claim Value of $250,001 or more $1,905.00
Foreclosure and Real Property Cross-Claim, Counter Claim, Counter Petition, 3rd Party Complaint with Claim Value of $50,000 or less $395.00
Foreclosure and Real Property Cross-Claim, Counter Claim, Counter Petition, 3rd Party Complaint with Claim Value of $50,001 but less than $250,000 $900.00
Foreclosure and Real Property Cross-Claim, Counter Claim, Counter Petition, 3rd Party Complaint with Claim Value of $250,001 or more $1,900.00
Severance Fee (if granted) $18.00
Each named defendant over five (5), per defendant $2.50
Clerk Fee for Foreclosure Sales $70.00
Exemplification Certificate $7.00
For Issuing a Summons (each) $10.00
Sheriff’s Fee (per summons) $40.00
For Issuing and filing a subpoena not otherwise provided herein (including writing, preparing, signing and sealing) $7.00
Signing and Sealing Only $2.00
Notice of Lis Pendens (Recording Fee), First Page $5.00
Notice of Lis Pendens (Recording Fee), Additional Page $4.00
Medical Extension $42.00
Foreign Judgment, Issue Execution on (plus appropriate filing fee) $42.00
Eminent Domain Deposit $170.00
Writ of Garnishment $85.00
Garnishment, Attachment, Replevin, and Distress $85.00
Transferring a Mechanic’s Lien to Security and Issuing Certificate by Clerk $20.00
Transferring a Mechanic’s Lien to Security and Issuing Certificate by Clerk – Each Additional Lien $10.00
Transferring a Mechanic’s Lien to Security and Issuing Certificate by Clerk  – Recording of Certificate transferring lien to security, one page $10.00
Total cash or amount of bond required as security must include: the amount of lien, interest (3 years at the legal rate), plus $1,000.00 or 25% of the amount demanded in the claim, whichever is greater $1,000.00
Reopen Fee $50.00
Certification $2.00
Copies (court files), per page $1.00

County Civil Fees

Civil Actions and Small Claims
Civil Actions And Small Claims Fee
Small Claims from $0.01 – $99.99 $55.00
Small Claims from $100.00 – $500.00 $80.00
Small Claims from $500.00 – $2,500.00 $175.00
Small Claims from $2,500.01 – $8,000.00 $300.00
County Civil Actions from $8,000.01 – $15,000.00 $300.00
County Civil Actions from $15,000.01 – $30,000.00 $400.00
Claims of not more than $1,000.00 filed with a Replevin Action $130.00
Cross-Claim, Counter Claim or Third-Party Claim if relief is sought greater than $2,500.00 $295.00
Removal of Tenant Action (No Monetary Damages) $185.00
Removal of Tenant Action (Monetary Damages up to $15,000.00) $300.00
Removal of Tenant Action (Monetary Damages $15,000.01 – $30.000.00) $400.00
Reopen Fee: Claims not more than $500.00 $25.00
Reopen Fee: Claims more than $500.00 $50.00
Receiving money into the Court Registry fee: percent of the first $500.00 3%
Receiving money into the Court Registry fee: percent on each subsequent $100 1.5%
Receiving money into the Court Registry fee: eminent domain actions, per deposit $170.00
NSF Collection Fee charged for returned checks: for values up to $50.00 $25.00
NSF Collection Fee charged for returned checks: for values $50.01 to $300.00 $30.00
NSF Collection Fee charged for returned checks: for values $300.01 to $800.00 $40.00
NSF Collection Fee charged for returned checks: for values greater than $800.01 5%

Probate, Guardianship & Mental Health

Probate, Guardianship and Mental Health Fees
Probate, Guardianship & Mental Health Fees Fee
For the opening of any estate of one document or more, including but not limited to petitions and orders to approve settlement of minors’ claims; to open a safe deposit box; to enter rooms and places; for the determination of heirs if not formal administration; and for a foreign guardian to manage property of a non-resident. $231.00
Caveat/Notice of Trust $41.00
Petition and order to admit foreign wills, authenticated copies, exemplified copies transcripts to record $231.00
For disposition of personal property without administration $231.00
Summary administration – Estates less than $1,000 (may include petition to determine homestead) $235.00
Summary administration – Estates $1,000 or more (may include petition to determine homestead) $345.00
Formal administration, ancillary, curatorship or conservatorship proceedings $400.00
Guardianship of person and property $400.00
Voluntary Guardianship $400.00
Guardianship of Property $400.00
Guardianship of Person $235.00
Veterans Administration Guardianship $235.00
Petition to Determine Incapacity $231.00
Audit Inventory ($25,000 or greater) $85.00
Audit, Annual Accountings for Guardianship (unless waived by court): Estates valued at $25,000 or less $20.00
Audit, Annual Accountings for Guardianship (unless waived by court): Estates valued at $25,001-$100,000 $85.00
Audit, Annual Accountings for Guardianship (unless waived by court): Estates valued at $100,001-$500,000 $170.00
Audit, Annual Accountings for Guardianship (unless waived by court): Estates valued in excess of $500,000 $250.00
Will Filed Only No Charge
Pre-need Guardian $7.50
Mental Health No Charge
Bond Approval $8.50