Civil Division

General

Civil actions may be filed in this court if the total amount of damages is $15,000.00 or less. Common types of civil actions are: Evictions, Contracts, Personal Injury and Property Damage.

Phone Numbers

Main Phone Number (740) 387-2005 Option 3

Civil Court Costs

Complaint - Regular Cases, Evictions or Replevins $100.00
Filing Complaint, Issuance of Summons for either personal, residence
or certified mail service - up to 3 Defendants
Additional cost per Defendant thereafter $5.00
*** Please send an Ordinary Mail Request with all new suits
Alias Summons $20.00
Personal, Residence or Certified Mail Service - up to 3 Defendants
Additional cost per Defendant thereafter $5.00
Third Party Complaint $30.00
Filing Complaint, Issuance of Summons for either personal, residence or certified mail service.
Amended Complaint $50.00
If an Amended Summons need to be issued for either personal, residence or certified mail service - up to 3 Defendants
Small Claims $55.00
Filing Complaint, Issuance of Summons for either personal, residence or certified mail service - up to 3 Defendants
Additional cost per Defendant thereafter $5.00
Small Claim Answer & Counter Claim $10.00
Motion to Transfer Small Claims to Civil Docket $20.00
($5.00 for motion, $15.00 difference in legal aid)
Small Claims Trial $20.00
Transfer of Small Claims to Civil Docket $20.00
Certified Copy of Judgment or Other Court Documents $5.00
Authenticated Judgment $5.00
Certify Judgment to BMV $5.00
Judgment Debtor's Exam $40.00
Contempt - Show Cause - Bench Warrant $30.00
Objection to Magistrates Decision $2.00
Jury Demand Deposit $20.00
Court Reporter $20.00
Calling Jury $20.00
Swearing Jurors @ $1.00 each $8.00
Notifying 30 Jurors $60.00
9 Jurors @ $15.00 plus mileage $135.00
Verdict of Jurors $2.00
Jury Trial Deposit (see Local Rule 2.15(E)) $200.00
Writ of Restitution $50.00
Trial $20.00
Revivor of Judgment $40.00
Cognovit Note $90.00
Plus Separate Check to Attorney for Answer (include all notices) $5.00
Certificate of Judgment - Transfer or Lien $20.00
Filing Certificate of Judgment Transferred from Foreign
County to Marion County
$10.00
Garnishment - Wage $60.00
Receipt of Garnishment Payment from Garnishee $5.00
Garnishment - Third Party (Non-Wage Garnishment) $60.00
(Plus $1.00 Separate Check to Garnishee)
Pretrial, Hearing on Motion, Case Management Hearing $10.00
Motion (no additional cost for entry) $20.00
Notice of Hearing, Trial, Etc $2.00
Subpoena (Issuance Fee) $5.00
Plus Separate Check for Witness Fee:
Witness Fees:
$20.00 for Full Day (plus mileage)
$10.00 for Half Day (plus mileage)
Bailiff Service of 15 day Demand Notice $5.00
Service by Publication $5.00
Secretary of State Service $25.00
Either Individual or Corporation
Plus $5.00 Separate Check by Plaintiff for Fee Required on
Corporation Payable to Secretary of State
Vacate Judgment $20.00
Guardian Ad Litem $20.00
Appeal $50.00
Plus Separate Check Payable to Common Pleas Court for $150.00
Execution (Plus Deposit Required in Local Rule 2.33) $40.00
Sale Bills $15.00
includes issuance of sale bills, and posting of bills in 4 places
Appraiser Fees (each) $10.00
Certified Mail Fee $10.00
Mileage
$0.60 first mile plus $0.30 per mile
Big Island (10 miles) $3.60
Caledonia (20 miles) $6.60
Claridon (15 miles) $5.10
Green Camp (10 miles) $3.60
Kirkpatrick (20 miles) $6.60
LaRue (28 miles) $9.00
Martel (30 miles) $9.60
Meeker (24 miles) $7.80
Morral (24 miles) $7.80
New Bloomington (20 miles) $6.60
Owens Station (10 miles) $3.60
Prospect (20 miles) $6.60
Waldo (20 miles) $6.60
Poverty Affidavit A poverty affidavit filed in lieu of a cash deposit must state the reasons for the inability to prepay costs and is subject to Court review at any stage of the proceedings.