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Deposits for Costs & Filing Fees


Additional costs may accrue that will be billed pursuant to the Court's final judgment entry.

Civil Division
Civil Complaint
When the number of defendants exceeds five, $250.00 plus $10.00 for each additional defendant over five.
$250.00
Civil Complaint with notarized affidavit of indigence
Note that costs will accrue and be billed at the conclusion of the case.
$10.00
Civil Complaint – Foreclosure
When the number of defendants exceeds five, $475.00 plus $10.00 for each additional defendant over five.
$475.00
Administrative Appeal to the Common Pleas Court $250.00
Administrative Appeal to the Common Pleas Court with notarized affidavit of indigence
Note that costs will accrue and be billed at the conclusion of the case.
$10.00
Appeal to the Eighth District Court of Appeals $175.00
Appeal to the Eighth District Court of Appeals with notarized affidavit of indigence
Note that costs will accrue and be billed at the conclusion of the case.
$0.00
Notice of Appeal De Novo (Arbitration Appeal)
Must present Notice of Appeal De Novo to ADR Department on the 4th Floor of the Justice Center before filing.
Fee set by ADR Department
Cognovits $175.00
Foreign Judgment (Pursuant to O.R.C. 2329.021 – 2329.027) $125.00
Replevin $250.00
Application for Appointment as Standing Special Process Server $116.00
Amended Complaint / Third Party Complaint /Intervening Complaint / Supplemental Complaint $75.00
Counterclaim $75.00
Crossclaim $75.00
Service by Publication:
Civil Action
Foreclosure Action

$150.00
$250.00
Deposit for Jury Demand $0.00
Out of County Sheriff Service Fee (per defendant) $5.00
Praecipe for Order of Sale $600.00
Certificate of Judgment - Common Pleas $25.00
Certificate of Judgment - Foreign Court $20.00
Certificate of Transfer $15.00
Release of Lien - Other than State Tax Lien, for State Tax Lien please call
443-7976
$5.00
Certification  Copy $1 per page
Exemplification of a document copied by Clerk (also known as triple seal or authentication) $1.00
Post Judgment Motions - Motion to Modify, Revive, Vacate, Set Aside, Relief From Judgment, Re-activate, New Trial, etc. $30.00
Proceedings in Aid of Execution $40.00
Garnishment - Other Than Personal Earnings Includes fee for one bank, $10 each additional bank, $1.00 check payable to Garnishee required $80.00
Garnishment - Personal Earnings $85.00
Writ of Execution $3.00
Writ of Possession $0.00


Criminal Division   
Criminal Reparation Fee (Charged on all bonds at time of posting) $85.00 
Motion for Expungement and/or Motion to Seal Record Filing Fee
(Only charged on convictions) 
$50.00 
 
Domestic Relations Division
Divorce - Children $300.00
Counterclaim - Children $250.00
Divorce - No Children $200.00
Counterclaim - No Children $200.00
Dissolution - Children $200.00
Dissolution - No Children $150.00
Legal Separation $200.00
Annulment $150.00
All New Domestic Relations Actions with Notarized Affidavit of Indigence
Note that costs will accrue and be billed at the conclusion of the case.
$10.00
Foreign Decree $200.00
Service by Publication $200.00
Motion to convert from Dissolution to Divorce $50.00
Post Decree Motion, Motion to Modify, Motion for Relief from Judgment, Motion for Attorney Fees, Motion for Termination $50.00
Request for Parenting Modification or Shared Parenting Modification $200.00

The Clerk is further instructed not to accept post decree motions from a moving party with an unpaid balance due from that party in the instant case.

The Clerk is authorized to charge $1 per page for certification copies of pleadings, process, record or files including certificate and seal. The Clerk is authorized to charge $.03 per page for copies of pleadings, process, record or files without certificate and seal.

DOMESTIC RELATIONS DIVISION RULE 35 (E)
Effective December 1, 2015

At the time of Guardian ad litem's appointment, the Court shall order one or both of the parties to post a cash bond with the Clerk of Courts, which bond shall not be less than $1,500.00.  

Judgment Lien
Judgment Lien Department 216-443-7976
Assignment of Judgment $2.00 per page
Writ of Execution (Clerk's Fee) $3.00
Release, Satisfaction or Partial Satisfaction of Judgment (All Court Costs must be paid before docket can be marked satisfied) $5.00
Certificate of Judgment for Lien (Judgment rendered in Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas) $25.00
Certificate of Judgment for Transfer (Judgment rendered in Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas) $15.00
Certificate of Judgment for Lien (Judgment rendered in another Court) $20.00

Convenience Fees for Credit Card, Debit Card and  Electronic Check Usage 

Credit cards to be accepted are American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa. All convenience fees are paid to Point & Pay, the financial transaction provider for the Cuyahoga County Clerk of Courts. See Cuyahoga County Code Chapter 718 http://code.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/CCRC-T7C718.aspx.

Transaction Amount

Convenience Fee

     $0.01 - $50.00

$2.00

 $50.01 -  $100.00

$2.95

$100.01 - $200.00

$4.95

$200.01 - $300.00

$6.95

$300.01 - $400.00

$8.95

$400.01 - $500.00

$10.95

$500.01 - $600.00

$12.95

$600.01- $700.00

$14.95

$700.01 - $800.00

$16.95

$800.01 - $900.00

$18.95

 $900.01 - $1000.00

$20.95

$1000.01 - $1100.00

$22.95

$1100.01 - $1200.00

$24.95

$1200.01 - $1300.00

$26.95

$1300.01 - $1400.00

$28.95

$1400.01 - $1500.00

$30.95

$1500.01 - $1600.00

$32.95

$1600.01 - $1700.00

$34.95

$1700.01 - $1800.00

$36.95

$1800.01 - $1900.00

$38.95

$1900.01- $2000.00

$40.95

$2000.01 and up

$42.95 + $2.00 for each increase of
 $100.00 in payment amount

 

 

Electronic Checks Transaction Amount

Convenience Fee

Under $5,000.00

$2.95

Over $5,000.00 for each

$5.90