New Court Case Filing Fees went into effect on July 1st 2020
|Circuit Court Filing Fees||Fee||Fee with Service by Sheriff|
|Civil Cases (Includes Adoptions)||$157.00||$185.00|
|Juvenile Cases (Includes Paternity)||$176.00**||$204.00**|
|Probate Cases (Includes Guardianships and PL - Contested Estate Matter)||$177.00||$205.00|
|Superior Court Filing Fees||Fee||Fee with Service by Sheriff|
|Small Claims Case (paper)||$97.00||$125.00|
|Small Claims Case (e-filed)||$87.00||$115.00|
* The $10 Civil Service Fee (Small Claims Cases) and Additional Defendant fee (Civil Cases) and $10 Garnishee Defendant Fee is eliminated on all e-filed Small Claims and Civil cases.
** Additional fees may apply as determined by the judge, the charge, and the outcome of the case.
Sheriff Service of Process Fee increased from $25 to $28 per case. In addition, there will be one additional Service of Process Fee of $28 per case for any post-judgment service. This fee MAY be paid to the Clerk.
$50 Mortgage Foreclosure Counseling and Education Fee expired June 30, 2017.
These fees and changes become effective on July 1, 2020. There was no increase or decrease from 2019 fees.