Civil Costs (effective September 1, 2010):


(No Credit Cards for Civil | Cash or Check Only)

Agreed/Consent Judgment Entry $ 10.00
Personal Service $ 30.00
Amended Complaint (no service) $ 20.00
Service (1) defendant) $ 30.00
Service on ea. Add’l defendant $ 10.00
Answer $ 5.00
Assignment of Judgment $ 15.00
Attachment before Judgment $ 125.00
BMV Suspensions $ 96.00
(ALS, 12 Pt Appeal, Fra Susp.)  
Brief in Opposition $ 10.00
Certificate of Judgment for Lien/Transfer $ 20.00
Certified Copy of any court record $ 5.00
Change of Venue (Trans from ALMC) $ 35.00
Change of Venue (transfer into ALMC) $ 126.00
Cognovit Note (1 defendant) $ 126.00
Ea. Add’l defendant $ 10.00
Common Pleas Transfer $ 35.00
Complaint (money only) $ 126.00
Ea. Add’l Defendant $ 10.00
Continuance $ 10.00
Counter-Claim (no service) $ 20.00
Service on 1 defendant $ 30.00
Ea. Add’l Defendant $ 10.00
Cross-Claim (no service) $ 20.00
Service on 1 defendant $ 30.00
Ea. Add’l defendant $ 10.00
Debtors Exam $ 40.00
Deposit for Movers $ 150.00
Dismissal Entry $ 10.00
Exemplified Copy of Journal Entry $ 20.00
Forcible Entry & Detainer
(1st Cause of Action Only)

$ 141.00
Forcible Entry & Detainer
(1st & 2nd Causes of Action Only)

$151.00
Ea. Add’l defendant $ 10.00
Full Release $ 10.00
Journal Entry $ 10.00
Jury Demand $ 10.00
Jury Deposit $ 350.00
Juror Fee (per day/per juror) $ 25.00
Leave to Plead $ 10.00
Levy (execution goods, chattels) $ 250.00
Motion to Compel $ 10.00
Motion to Correct the Record $ 10.00
Motion for Default Judgment $ 20.00
Motion Instanter $ 20.00
Motion for Judgment on Pleadings $ 20.00
Motion for Relief from Judgment $ 20.00
Ea. Add’l defendant $ 10.00
Motion to Revive Dormant Judgment $ 20.00
Ea. Add’l defendant $ 10.00
Motion to Stay $ 20.00
Ea. Add’l defendant $ 10.00
Motion to Strike $ 10.00
Motion for Summary Judgment $ 20.00
Motion to Vacate $ 20.00
Ea. Add’l defendant $ 10.00
Motions (all other) $ 10.00
Notice of Hearing $ 5.00
Notice of Stay $ 10.00
Notice of Appeal (+$125 to ct of App) $ 50.00
Nulla Bona Execution $ 50.00
Personal Service $ 30.00
Reissue Complaint (ordinary mail) $ 15.00
Reissue Complaint (cert. mail) $ 20.00
Replevin $ 250.00
Satisfaction $ 10.00
Service by Publication (+advertising) $ 50.00
Service by Secretary of State $ 25.00
Ea. Add’l defendant $ 10.00
Subpoena Fee (+ bailiff fees) $ 10.00
Third Party Complaint (no service) $ 20.00
Service on 1 defendant $ 30.00
Ea. Add’l defendant $ 10.00
Transfer In (no judgment) $ 126.00
Transfer In Judgment $ 35.00
Transfer Sm. Claims to Civil $ 50.00
Writ (Rest/Execution) $ 25.00

Small Claims Costs (effective September 1, 2010):


(No Credit Cards for Small Claims | Cash or Check Only)

Small Claims complaint $ 75.00
Ea. Add’l defendant $ 10.00
Findings of Fact & Conclusions of Law $ 25.00
Other Costs: See Civil Costs Above  

Garnishment Costs (effective September 1, 2010):


(No Credit Card for Garnishments | Cash or Check Only)

Bank Attachment (plus $1.00 to bank) $ 40.00
Ea. Add’l bank (plus $1 to bank) $ 10.00
Debtor’s Exam $ 40.00
Citation to Show Cause $ 25.00
Capias $ 25.00
Wage Garnishment $ 60.00
Release of wage or bank garnishment $ 10.00

Criminal and Traffic Costs (effective May 1, 2008):

General Court Costs (Criminal) $ 92.00
General Court Costs (Traffic) (includes $10.00 eff. 9/23/08) $ 102.00
COSTS BREAKDOWN  
Local Costs $ 43.00
Victims of Crime $ 9.00
Computer Improvement $ 10.00
Court Security Fund $ 10.00
State Treasurer $ 30.00
  $ 102.00
Amend Charge $ 10.00
Application for Sealing of a Record $ 50.00
Bailiff Fee for Service $ 10.00
Bond Fee (10%)  
Bond Posting $ 5.00
Bureau of Motor Vehicles (forfeiture notification fee) $ 25.00
Calling a Jury $ 50.00
Capias Warrant Fee $ 25.00
Cash Bond Forfeiture $ 5.00
Immobilization of Motor Vehicle $ 25.00
Issuing a Non-Appearance Notice (avnap) $ 10.00
Issue Protection Order $ 20.00
Jury Call- Off $ 50.00
Jury Demand $ 10.00
Modification of O.D.P. (Pre or Post conviction) $ 10.00
Motion $ 10.00
Motion for Occupational Driving /Issuance O.D.P. $ 50.00
Notice to Defendant $ 2.00
Notification to BMV of Warrant Fee $ 25.00
NSF Check Fee $ 30.00
Payment Plan (Traffic & Criminal) $ 25.00
Post Conviction Motion $ 15.00
Probation Fee: Basic $ 50.00
Probation Fee: Intensive $ 50.00
Providing Videotape/C.D $ 25.00
Public Defender Fee $ 25.00
Release of Motor Vehicle $ 10.00
Release of Prisoner $ 5.00
Restitution Fee $ 20.00
Sheriff Fee $ 10.00
Stay/Termination of Admin. License Suspension $ 3.00
Subpoena Fee (each subpoena) $ 10.00
Surety Bond Forfeiture $ 15.00
Time Waiver $ 5.00
Transcript $ 25.00
Witness Fee (each witness) $ 6.00
Location:

32855 Walker Road
Avon Lake, Ohio 44012

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Court Days:

Tuesday & Thursday
Traffic & Criminal Cases (Avon & Avon Lake)
8:00 am - 11:30 am

Wednesday
Traffic & Criminal Cases (Sheffield Village)
8:00 am

Civil Cases
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Contact Us:

Phone: (440) 930-4103
Fax: (440) 930-4128

Please don't call before 1:00 pm on court days

Remember:

We will never contact a defendant to request their personal information.

!!!IMPORTANT!!!

By state law, Court staff are not permitted to provide legal advice or direction.