Costs

All costs for Civil and Small Claims filings must be paid at the time of filing. We accept payment by cash, credit card (Mastercard and Visa), money order, certified check, personal or business check.

Civil Cost Schedule:  Effective 10/1/14

FILING FEES
Civil Complaint $135.00
Each Additional Defendant
$15.00
Civil Complaint - Forcible Entry & Detainer
$145.00
Each Additional Defendant
$15.00
Counterclaim/Crossclaim with Summons
$15.00
Amended Complaint/Third Party Complaint with Summons
$15.00
Each Additional Defendant to be served
$15.00
BMV Appeal - Implied Consent, 12-Point, All Other
$135.00
Appeal of Dog Designation $135.00
Trusteeship
$135.00
Certificate of Judgment Filing - From Another Court
$20.00
Small Claims Complaint
$55.00
Each Additional Defendant
$15.00
Transfer to Regular Civil Docket
$80.00
Praecipe for Subpoena (For each witness subpoenaed. Plus separate $6.00 payment to each witness. Check or money order only.)  
$10.00
EXECUTIONS
Order in Aid Proceedings: Debtor's Examination - plus Bailiff service fees $35.00
Bank Garnishments (Plus $1.00 to Garnishee) $45.00
Wage Garnishments
$125.00
Citation in Contempt Praecipe - plus Bailiff service fees
$35.00
Certificate of Judgment / to Issue
$10.00
Execution against Chattels (Plus Levy Deposit)
$75.00
Order of Sale
$25.00
Writ of Restitution
$100.00
   
DEPOSITS
Jury Demand (Additional deposit may be Required)
$500.00
Levy of Execution on Business or Personal Property
$200.00
Levy of Execution on Mobile Home
$350.00
Personal or Residential Service by Sheriff (Additional deposit may be required)
$50.00
   
MOTIONS
Motion to Change Real Party in Interest
$25.00
Motion to Modify or Revive Judgment $25.00
Motion to Set Aside Judgment or for Relief from Judgment
$25.00
OTHER COSTS
Alias Summons - Each Person, Includes Service by Certified Mail $15.00
Alias Summons to Revive Judgment - Each Defendant, Includes Service by Certified Mail
$15.00
Certified Mail Service  $15.00
Ordinary Mail - With Certificate of Mailing  $5.00
Personal or Residential Service by Bailiff - Each Person  $25.00
Service on Secretary of State or by Publication - Plus $5 check payable to Ohio Secretary of State  $25.00
  Each Additional Defendant - Plus $5 check payable to Ohio Secretary of State 

$15.00

Exemplified Copy of Judgment  $15.00
Certified Copy  $3.00
Copies - Per Page  $ .05
Checks - Returned for Non-sufficient Funds  $25.00
Bench Warrant  $40.00
Notice of Appeal Local Cost - Payable to Kettering Municipal Court

$25.00

2nd District Court of Appeals Cost - Check Payable to 2nd District Court of Appeals  $100.00
Driving Permit Modification

 $15.00