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RULE 11. SECURITY FOR COSTS

11.01

(A) No civil action or proceedings shall be accepted by the clerk for filing unless the party or parties offering the same for filing shall have first deposited a sum to secure the payment of the costs that may accrue in such action or proceeding, except as otherwise provided by law. Such advance deposit shall be in accordance with the schedule approved by the Court and prepared and published by the Clerk from time to time.

(B) Upon the filing of COUNTERCLAIM in any civil action there shall be a deposit with the Clerk as upon the filing of the original Complaint

FILING FEES

Fees Civil Actions

    $ 500.00 Foreclosures
    $1000.00 Order of Sale
    $1000.00 Alias Order of Sale for each parcel to be appraised
    $ 550.00 Alias Order of Sale without reappraisal
    $ 350.00 Malpractice Suits
    $ 300.00 Service by Publication Through the Clerk
    $ 250.00 Complaint / Counterclaims / Third Party Complaint
    $ 250.00 Crossclaims, Motion to Intervene
    $ 250.00 Cognovit Notes
    $  50.00 Order in Aid of Execution/Debtor’s Exam
    $  60.00 Order in Aid of Execution/Garnishment
    $  50.00 Writ of Levy on Execution
    $  25.00 Writ of Possession
    $   5.00 Making Certificate of Judgment or Certificate to Transfer
    $  20.00 File Certificate of Judgment
    $   5.00 Release of Certificate of Judgment
    $  10.00 Additional Fee if Personal Service Requested
    $ 250.00 Foreign Judgment
    $  50.00 Judgment Debtor’s Exam
    $ 125.00 Jury View
    $ 200.00 Reopening Closed Cases
    $ 200.00 Contempt in Closed Cases/or Reactivated Cases

Fees Criminal Actions

    $ 50.00 Sealing of Record

Fees Domestic Relations Actions

      $ 350.00 Home Study (Deposit by Moving Party)
      $ 350.00 Divorce
      $ 350.00 Dissolution/Legal Separation
      $ 175.00 Counterclaims and Crossclaims
      $ 200.00 Change of Custody
      $ 200.00 Reopening Closed Cases
      $ 200.00 Contempt in Closed or Reactivated Cases
      $  10.00 Additional Fee if Personal Service Requested
      $  50.00 Q.D.R.O. (if filed in a closed case)
      $ 750.00 G.A.L. (per party)

Fees Court of Appeals

    $ 100.00 Original Actions, Mandamus, Prohibition, Quo-Warrant or Habeas Corpus
    $ 150.00 Notice of Appeal - Each Filing
    $ 10.00 Subpoenas for Witnesses in Actions in Habeas Corpus, per person

Fees Miscellaneous

    $    .10 Fax/Electronic Transmissions (per page)
    $   1.00 Witnessing Signatures
    $   1.00 Certification of any Document or Documents
    $   5.00 Filing of Notary (Notary & Affidavit $6.00)
    $    .10 Copies, Each Page
    $   7.00 Notary Book
    $   1.00 Certification of any Order
    $   1.00 Assignment of Judgment
    $   5.00 Transfer of Judgment

11.01 - In cases transferred to the Common Pleas Court in which the demand of the counterclaim exceeds the monetary jurisdiction of the Municipal Court the counterclaimant shall post security costs in a sum equal to the amount required if the case was originally filed in this Court.

11.02 - In cases with multiple parties, the Clerk may require the party requesting service to advance an amount estimated by the Clerk to be sufficient to cover the cost thereof.

11.03 - 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.

11.04 - 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.

11.05 - This rule shall be subject to the provisions of Sections 2323.30-59 of the Ohio Revised Code.

11.06 - Upon final judgment, the Clerk of Courts is directed to apply the deposit for costs to the costs in the case, regardless of the party against whom costs are assessed. Court costs in civil cases shall be assessed equally among the parties unless otherwise ordered by the Court. The Clerk shall thereupon assess the costs against the proper party, and notify and bill such party, reimbursing the Court costs depositor upon receipt of such costs.

11.07 - Fees for Computer Research and Services.

    (A) Pursuant to the authority of R.C. 2303.201(A) it is determined that, for the efficient operation of the Civil, Criminal and Domestic Relations Divisions of this Court, additional funds are required to obtain computerized legal research services.

    The Clerk of this Court is directed and hereby authorized to charge and collect an additional fee of three dollars ($3.00) upon the filing of each cause or appeal under R.C. 2303.20 (A), (Q), and (U).

    All funds collected pursuant to this rule shall be paid to the County Treasurer to be maintained by the County Auditor in a separate account for utilization by this Court in procuring and maintaining computerized legal research services.

    (B) Pursuant to the authority of R.C. 2303.201 (B) it is determined that, for the efficient operation of the Civil, Criminal and Domestic Relations Divisions of this Court, additional funds are required to computerize the office of the Clerk of Court of Common Pleas.

    The Clerk of this Court is directed and hereby authorized to charge an additional fee of ten dollars ($10.00) upon the filing of each cause of action, appeal, certificate of judgment, or the docketing and indexing each aid in execution or petition to vacate, revive, or modify a judgment under R.C. 2303.20, (A), (P), (Q), (T), and (U).

    All funds collected pursuant to this rule shall be paid to the County Treasurer to be disbursed, upon an order of the Court of Common Pleas and subject to appropriation by the Board of County Commissioners, in an amount no greater than the actual cost to the Court of procuring and maintaining computer systems for the office of the Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas.

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