Civil Costs/Fees

Filing Fees and Costs

View the current filing fees and court costs associated with the Civil and Small Claims Division of the Ashland (OH) Municipal Court. 

Civil Filing Fees and Costs

  • Civil/Contracts/Collections Complaint (includes certified U.S. mail service on 1 or 2 defendants): $170.00 

    Amended Civil/Contracts/Collections Complaint (includes certified U.S. mail service on 1 defendant): $40.00

    Counterclaim/Crossclaim/Third Party Complaint (includes certified U.S. mail service on 1 party): $30.00 

    Service for Each Additional Party (regardless of method of service; includes certified U.S. mail service if that is the only method of service requested): $20.00 

    Personal/Residence Service by Bailiff (per address/location): $50.00 

    Alias Summons (includes certified U.S. mail service or ordinary U.S. mail service (certificate of mailing) on 1 party): $20.00 

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

  • Forcible Entry and Detainer (FED)/Eviction Complaint (with or without a Second Cause of Action; includes ordinary U.S. mail service (certificate of mailing) for 1 defendant and personal/residence/”door knob” service by bailiff at premises): $111.00

    Amended FED Complaint (includes certified U.S. mail service on 1 defendant): $40.00

    Counterclaim/Crossclaim/Third Party Complaint (includes certified U.S. mail service on 1 party): $30.00

    Service for Each Additional Party (regardless of method of service; includes ordinary U.S. mail service (certificate of mailing) if that is the only method of service requested): $20.00

    Personal/Residence Service by Bailiff (per address/location): $50.00

    Alias Summons (includes certified U.S. mail service or ordinary U.S. mail service (certificate of mailing) on 1 party): $20.00

    Precipe for Execution of Writ of Execution (Set Out) (includes service of Writ of Execution and Notice of Bailiff’s Set Out at premises and use of bailiff for set out): $75.00

Small Claims Filing Fees and Costs

  • Small Claims Complaint (includes certified U.S. mail service on 1 defendant): $60.00

    Amended Small Claims Complaint (includes certified U.S. mail service on 1 defendant): $20.00

    Counterclaim/Crossclaim/Third Party Complaint (includes certified U.S. mail service on 1 party): $30.00

    Service for Each Additional Party (regardless of method of service; includes certified U.S. mail service if that is the only method of service requested): $20.00

    Personal/Residence Service by Bailiff (per address/location): $50.00

    Alias Summons (includes certified U.S. mail service or ordinary U.S. mail service (certificate of mailing) on 1 party): $20.00

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

  • Judgment Debtor Exam (includes certified U.S. mail service on 1 judgment debtor): $50.00

    Judgment Debtor Disclosure Form (Small Claims Cases ONLY) (includes certified U.S. mail service on 1 judgment debtor): $25.00

    Issuance of Certificate of Judgment (includes ordinary U.S. mail delivery to party that requested issuance): $20.00

    Certificate of Judgment for Transfer (for certificates of judgment issued from other courts and filed in the Ashland Municipal Court): $76.00

    Wage Garnishment (includes certified U.S. mail service on garnishee employer): $135.00

    Bank Garnishment (includes certified U.S. mail service on garnishee bank and ordinary U.S. mail service (certificate of mailing) on judgment debtor; filing must also include separate $1.00 check or money order made out to garnishee bank): $135.00

    Personal/Residence Service by Bailiff (per address/location): $50.00

    Alias Service for Garnishment (includes certified U.S. mail service or ordinary U.S. mail service (certificate of mailing) on 1 party): $20.00

    Execution Filing (filing of initial execution paperwork; includes personal/residence service by bailiff at 1 address/location and inventorying of property by bailiff): $100.00

    Execution Deposit (if, after inventorying of property, execution is to proceed to sale): $600.00

Miscellaneous Filing Fees and Costs

  • Replevin (includes service by bailiff at 1 address/location): $220.00

    Revivor (includes certified U.S. mail service on 1 or 2 defendants): $100.00

    Rent Escrow (no initial filing fee; however, any rent escrow funds held by Court on deposit are subject to a poundage fee of 2.00% that shall be retained by the Court upon release of the funds): N/A

    Trusteeship: $100.00

    Civil Driving Privileges: $100.00

    Case Transfer Out of Ashland Municipal Court (filing fees/costs for cases transferred into the Ashland Municipal Court are identical to those for a newly filed complaint of the same case type, i.e., civil/contracts/collections complaint, small claims complaint, etc.): $50.00

    Issuance of Subpoena (if prepared by Court; includes certified U.S. mail service): $50.00

    Issuance of Order to Show Cause (includes certified U.S. mail service on 1 party): $50.00

    Issuance of Bench Warrant (includes personal service by bailiff): $100.00

    Jury Trial Deposit (deposit required once notices sent to potential jurors): $600.00

    Service for Each Additional Party (regardless of method of service; includes certified U.S. mail service if that is the only method of service requested): $20.00

    Personal/Residence Service by Bailiff (per address/location): $50.00

    Audio/Video Recording of Hearing (includes delivery by ordinary U.S. mail or by electronic means to party that requested recording): $20.00

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