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City Court Fees

Small Claims/Commercial Claims | Summary Proceedings (Evictions)
Civil Actions | Miscellaneous Civil Court Fees | Criminal Court Fees | Copies

The following fees are not a comprehensive list of all fees charged by the City Court and are subject to change. Payment must be made in cash, money order or certified bank check (payable to the City Court); the court does not accept personal checks or business checks. Checks drawn on attorney accounts are accepted at the discretion of the Court.

SMALL CLAIMS/COMMERCIAL CLAIMS
Effective January 1, 2004, the maximum monetary jurisdiction for a small claim/commercial claim in a City Court has increased to $5,000.

Service
Fee
Small Claims (for damages of $1000 or less) $15.00
Small Claims (for damages over $1000 up to $5000) $20.00

Commercial Claims/Consumer Transaction Claims
(fees for single defendant named in application)
Note: Effective May 12, 2009, for each additional defendant named, an additional $ 5.27 must be added to the fee indicated in the fees column.

$30.27
Counterclaims in Small Claims Court $5.46
Small Claims Jury Demand:  (only a defendant can request trial by Jury in a Small Claims case)
  Jury Demand fee $70.00
 
  Undertaking +$50.00 =
$120.00

SUMMARY PROCEEDINGS (EVICTIONS)

Service
Fee
Summary Proceedings / Evictions $45.00

CIVIL ACTIONS

Service
Fee
Consumer Credit Fee $95.00
First Paper $45.00
Notice if Trial and Jury Demand:
Non-Jury Notice of Trial (if all parties represented by attorneys)

$40.00
Jury Requested:
Jury Demand fee

$70.00
Trial de Novo $75.00

MISCELLANEOUS CIVIL COURT FEES

Service
Fee
Transcript of Judgment $6.00
Information Subpoena $3.00
Civil Case Appeal $30.00
Exemplified Copy (Clerk Certification with Judicial Acknowledgement) $15.00

CRIMINAL COURT FEES

Service
Fee
Criminal Record Search (for each name searched): 
  All criminal history searches (conducted by OCA Criminal History Search Unit)
 
  To locate a record which is known to exist in the City Court for the purpose of requesting a Certificate of Disposition or copies of the court file (for each two year period or fraction thereof)
$5.00
Criminal Certificate of Disposition/Conviction $5.00

COPIES

Service
Fee
Copies (minimum $1.30, maximum $40.00) $.65