Mount Vernon Municipal Court

Telephone: (740) 393-9510 Fax: (740) 393-5349
5 North Gay Street
3rd Floor
Mount Vernon, OH 43050-3241

Civil Division

Civil Forms:

The following PDF forms can be filled out electronically and then printed or they may be printed first and filled by hand.

 

CIVIL DIVISION COST SCHEDULE

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 4, 2016

BASIC COSTS

CIVIL – plus service fees

Local Costs – $96.00

Computer Fee – Clerk – $10.00

Computer Fee – Court – $3.00

Special Projects – $5.00

Legal aid societies and state public defender fee (R.C. 1901.26(C)) – $26.00

Total local costs for civil cases – $140.00

 

SMALL CLAIMS – plus service fees

Local Costs – $29.00

Computer Fee – Clerk – $10.00

Computer Fee – Court – $3.00

Special Projects – $5.00

Legal aid societies and state public defender fee (R.C. 1901.26(C)) – $11.00

Total local costs for small claims cases – $58.00

 

Eviction complaint with damages will add $40.00

Service for each additional defendant is $20.00

Service for each additional defendant addressee only is $30.00

 

OTHER COSTS

Amended complaint – plus service fee – $50.00

  • If service made by Clerk’s office – $70.00

Appeals – $150.00

Bureau of Motor Vehicle (BMV) matters

  • Appeal of 12 point suspension – $140.00
  • Reinstatement fee plan driving rights application – $100.00
  • Reinstatement fee payment plan extension – $50.00
  • Request in change to privileges – $30.00

Certificate of judgments – per claim – $25.00

Checks returned for insufficient funds, are drawn on closed accounts or for stop payment – $25.00

Commitment – $10.00

Contempt – notice of plus service fees – $75.00

Continuances – $20.00

Copies

  • Certified copies – plus the per-page cost of copies – $3.00
  • Regular copies – per page – $0.05
  • Printout of court docket – per page – $0.25
  • Exemplified copy of a judgment entry – $25.00
  • Transcripts – original per page – $4.50
  • Transcripts – copy per page – $0.50
  • Video and audio recording of court proceeding – $5.00

Counterclaim/Crossclaim

  • Service by Clerk’s office – $45.00
  • Service by Party – $25.00

Dangerous Dog – a petition from the dog warden designating a dog as dangerous, a nuisance or vicious (R.C. 955.222) – $140.00

Executions – plus Sheriff’s fees and $500 expense deposit required – $125.00

Garnishments

  • Personal earnings – $75.00
  • Bank attachments – $75.00
  • Separate check made payable to bank – $1.00

In/Out Jail Fee – $5.00

Judgment Debtor Exam – $75.00

Jury

  • Jury trial deposit – $1,000.00
  • Calling of jury – $50.00
  • Jury Fees – (Per diem, per day) – $20.00

Motions

  • Agreed judgment – $20.00
  • Consent judgment – $20.00
  • Default judgment – $20.00
  • Summary judgment – $20.00
  • Vacate a judgment – $45.00
  • Revive, modify judgment or capias per defendant – $90.00
  • Post-judgment motions – $75.00
  • Change of venue – $20.00

Receiver, appointment of – $15.00

Rent escrow – 1% of the rent deposited

Replevin plus service – $200.00

Service

  • Certificate of Mail – $15.00
  • Certified Mail – $20.00
  • Express Mail – (at current U.S. Postal Service rate – $0.54/mile)
  • Ordinary Mail – $15.00
  • Addressee only – $30.00
  • Personal Service – (plus mileage at the current mileage rate) – $30.00
  • Service by publication – (plus actual cost of publication) – $12.00

Set out fee – plus mileage (must be paid no later than 3 p.m. on the day before the bailiff’s presence is needed for enforcement of an eviction order – $50.00

  • Payment of the set out fee will entitle the landlord to two hours of the bailiff’s presence.  Additional time spent by a bailiff at the set-out location will be billed to the landlord in 10-minute increments at $30.00/hour 

Subpoena

  • Form – $2.00
  • Processing/Service – $40.00

Third-party civil complaint – plus service fees – $95.00

Transfer judgment into the civil division

  • From another court – $135.00
  • From the small claims division – $100.00

Trusteeship – $200.00

Warrant

  • Ordered – notice of – $25.00
  • Issuance – plus service fee – $25.00

Weddings – $40.00

Witness Fees

  • Witness mileage at $0.505 per mile and witness fees for:
    • One-half day or less – $6.00
    • Full day – $12.00