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Filing Deposits, Fees, and Clerk Fees

To secure the payment of costs in civil cases, it is hereby ORDERED that effective February 1, 2019, the Medina County Court of Common Pleas adopts the following schedule of court filing deposits and fees in Civil cases:

Civil Division – Court Filing Fees

  • Complaint in General Division – Up to 5 Defendants* (includes Administrative Appeal, Cognovit, Replevin, and Writ of Partition) ...$350.00
  • Foreclosure Complaint – Up to 5 Defendants * ...$600.00
  • Jury Demand...No Charge
  • Petition for Relief from Disability and Petition for Certificate of Qualification for Employment...$350.00
  • Amended Complaint, Second Amended Complaint, Counterclaim, Cross-Claim, Third-Party Complaint, Intervenor Complaint – up to 5 Defendants *...$100.00
  • Orders of Sale (includes Alias Pluries Order of Sale) ...$915.00
  • Order to Stay Sheriff’s Sale (for reasons other than Bankruptcy)...$600.00
  • Notice of Appeal (Court of Appeals)...$125.00
  • Foreign Judgment (judgment rendered in another state)...$100.00
  • Arbitration Appeal ...$300.00
  • Service by Publication ...$800.00
  • Subpoenas (served by Sheriff)...$40.00
  • Subpoenas (served by certified mail) ...$10.00
  • Service by Foreign Sheriff (each party to be served) ...$50.00
  • Writ of Execution ...$100.00
  • Writ of Possession ...$150.00
  • Order in Aid of Execution (Debtor’s Exam) in existing case ...$100.00
  • Order in Aid of Execution (Debtor’s Exam) in new case ...$150.00
  • Bank Garnishment in new or existing case (plus an additional $1.00 fee per bank made payable to the bank) ...$100.00
  • Wage Garnishment in new or existing case...$100.00
  • Post-Judgment Motions (includes motion to revive judgment, motion to vacate judgment, motion for relief from judgment, etc.)...$50.00
  • Motor Vehicle Certificate of Title Application...$150.00

* An additional $10.00 fee is required for each defendant named in excess of five. (NOTE: If a defendant is being served at multiple service addresses, each service address counts toward the total number of defendants to serve.)

Domestic Relations Division – Court Filing Fees

Effective March 23, 2015, the Clerk of Courts shall implement the following schedule of Court Deposits and Fees for Domestic Relations cases (including Parentage cases).

  • Complaint or Petition for Divorce, Annulment and Legal Separation with Children *...$376.00
  • Complaint or Petition for Divorce, Annulment and Legal Separation without Children * ...$326.00
  • Dissolution with Children *...$326.00
  • Dissolution without Children *...$301.00
  • Foreign Decree Registration *...$200.00
  • Amended Complaint, Counterclaim, Cross-Claim, Third-Party Complaint *...$150.00
  • Post Decree Motions or branches of motions to enforce, modify, vacate, set aside, or from relief from judgment, etc. (regarding non-parenting issues of child support only)* ...$100.00
  • Post Decree Motions or branches of motions to enforce, modify, vacate, set aside, or from relief from judgment, etc. (regarding parenting issues)* ...$150.00
  • Parentage or Paternity Complaint or Petition *...$165.00
  • Motion to Convert Dissolution to Divorce...$50.00
  • Application for Appointed Counsel ...$25.00
  • Capias (Sheriff’s Fee)...$25.00
  • Service by Medina County Sheriff...$25.00
  • Service by Foreign Sheriff...$50.00
  • Service by Publication...$400.00
  • High Conflict Case Management fee for unbundled legal services ...$25.00
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDRO)...$60.00
  • Petition or Request to Accept Jurisdiction...$50.00
  • Motion to Transfer Jurisdiction...$100.00
  • Petition for Domestic Violence Civil Protection Orders...No Charge
  • Procedural Motions (pre and post decree)...No Charge
  • Request for Informal Mediation ...No Charge
  • Agreed Judgment Entry...$2.00 per page

* An additional $10.00 fee is required for each defendant named in excess of five. (NOTE: If a defendant is being served at multiple service addresses, each service address counts toward the total number of defendants to serve.)

Miscellaneous Clerk Fees

Civil, Domestic and Criminal
  • Photocopies...$0.10 per page
  • Certified Copies (per document, in addition to photocopy charge) ...$2.00
  • Exemplified Copy/Triple Seal Authentication-Certificate of Record (in addition to photocopy charge and certified copy charge)...$5.00
  • Certificate of Judgment (Judgment rendered from another court in Ohio to be filed in Medina County Common Pleas Court)...$35.00
  • Certificate of Judgment (Judgment rendered from a Medina County Common Pleas Court case to be filed in Medina County Common Pleas Court)...$45.00
  • Certificate of Judgment for Transfer (Judgment rendered from a Medina County Common Pleas Court case to be transferred for filing in another court)...$10.00
  • Assignment of Judgment (on judgment liens only, not civil cases) ...$2.00 per page
  • Satisfaction of Judgment...$2.00 per page
  • Judgment Lien Release (including partial lien release)...$10.00
  • State Tax Lien Release (if judgment was filed before May 1, 2014)...$30.00
  • State Tax Lien Release (if judgment was filed on or after May 1, 2014)...$40.00
  • Recording Notary Commission...$7.00
  • Certificate of Character...$5.00
  • Sealing of Record (criminal case) ...$50.00
  • Service of Subpoena by Foreign Sheriff (criminal case - each party to be served)...$50.00
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