Ashland (OH) Municipal Court

1209 East Main Street, P.O. Box 385, Ashland, OH 44805

Phone: (419) 289-8137 • Fax: (419) 289-8545

Filing Fees and Costs

Below is a list of commonly incurred civil and small claims filing fees and costs. If you fail to provide the appropriate filing fee or cost for the documents that you are filing with the Court, then your documents will be rejected by the Court, your documents will not be filed with the Court, and your documents will be returned to you. This can result in significant delays with your case. If you have any questions about these filing fees and costs, then please contact the Civil and Small Claims Division of the Ashland Municipal Court at (419) 281-4890. Last updated: 05/01/17.

Civil Filing Fees and Costs

The following filing fees and costs are applicable only to civil (excluding forcible entry and detainer/eviction) cases:

  • Civil Complaint - $150.00 (includes certified mail service on 1 or 2 defendants)

  • Counterclaim/Crossclaim/Third Party Complaint - $30.00 (includes service on 1 party)

  • Amended Complaint - $40.00 (includes service on 1 defendant)

  • Additional Parties - $20.00 per each additional party to be served

  • Personal/Residence Service - $50.00 per address for service

  • Replevin - $126.00 (plus posting of bond, determined on case-by-case basis)

  • Rent Escrow - No initial filing fee (subject to 2% poundage on all rent funds held by Court in escrow at conclusion of case)

  • Alias Summons - $20.00 (certified mail or ordinary mail) per each party to be served

Forcible Entry and Detainer (FED)/Eviction Filing Fees and Costs

The following filing fees and costs are applicable only to forcible entry and detainer (FED)/eviction cases:

  • Forcible Entry and Detainer (FED)/Eviction Complaint - $111.00 (includes service on 1 defendant)

  • Counterclaim/Crossclaim/Third Party Complaint - $30.00 (includes service on 1 party)

  • Amended FED Complaint - $40.00 (includes service on 1 defendant)

  • Additional Parties - $20.00 per each additional party to be served

  • Personal/Residence Service - $50.00 per address for service

  • Certified Mail Service - $20.00 per each party to be served

  • Alias Summons - $20.00 (certified mail or ordinary mail) per each party to be served

  • Precipe for Execution of Writ of Execution (Set Out) - $75.00

Small Claims Filing Fees and Costs

The following filing fees and costs are applicable only to small claims cases:

  • Small Claims Complaint - $50.00 (includes certified mail service on 1 defendant)

  • Counterclaim/Crossclaim/Third Party Complaint - $30.00 (includes service on 1 party)

  • Amended Small Claims Complaint - $20.00 (includes service on 1 defendant)

  • Additional Parties - $20.00 per each additional party to be served

  • Personal/Residence Service - $50.00 per address for service

  • Alias Summons - $20.00 (certified mail or ordinary mail) per each party to be served

Collecting on a Civil/FED/Small Claims Judgment Filing Fees and Costs

The following filing fees and costs are applicable to all civil, FED, and small claims cases:

  • Trusteeship (Filed by Judgment Debtor) - $100.00

  • Judgment Debtor Exam - $50.00

  • Judgment Debtor Disclosure Form (SMALL CLAIMS CASES ONLY) - $25.00

  • Order to Show Cause - $50.00

  • Certificate of Judgment (Issued by Ashland Municipal Court for Filing Elsewhere) - $20.00

  • Certificate of Judgment for Transfer (Certificate of Judgment Elsewhere Filed in Ashland Municipal Court) - $76.00

  • Wage Garnishment - $100.00

  • Bank Attachment - $100.00 (plus $1.00 check to bank)

  • Personal/Residence Service - $50.00 per address for service

  • Additional Service - $20.00 (certified mail or ordinary mail)

  • Execution - $100.00

  • Poundage - 2% statutory fee deducted from all garnishment/bank checks received and processed by the Court

Civil Driving Privileges Filing Fees and Costs

The following filing fees and costs are applicable to civil driving privileges:

  • Civil Driving Privileges - $86.00

Miscellaneous Filing Fees and Costs

The following filing fees and costs are applicable to all civil, FED, and small claims cases (except where otherwise noted):

  • Revivor - $100.00

  • Subpoena - $50.00 (if subpoena prepared/served by the Court)

  • Jury Trial Deposit (Civil/FED Cases Only) - $600.00

  • Issuance of Bench Warrant - $50.00

  • Case Transfer (In/Out) - $50.00

  • Audio/Video Recording of Hearing - $10.00

  • Poundage - 2% statutory fee deducted from all judgment payments received and processed by the Court