Athens County Clerk of Courts - Fees


Effective 9.30.2019
Athens County Clerk of Courts
Candy S. Russell
Phone: 740.592.3242
Fax: 740.592.3282
1 S. Court Street, 4th Floor; Athens, OH 45701

Civil
  • Certificate of Qualification for Employment: $100.00
  • Complaint: $200.00 (up to five defendants) $225.00 (for six and up)
  • Counterclaim/Cross claim: $200.00 (up to five defendants) $225.00 (for six and up)
  • Foreclosure Complaint: $600.00 (up to five defendants) $625.00 (for six and up)
  • Foreclosure Counterclaim/Cross claim: $600.00 (up to five defendants) $625.00 (for six and up)
  • Jury Demand: $900.00
  • Replevin: $175.00
  • Filing a Foreign Judgment: $175.00
  • Prepare Certificate of Judgment: $5.00
  • Record Certificate of Judgment: $30.00
  • Release of Judgment Lien: $10.00
  • Writ of Possession: $100.00
  • Execution: $100.00
  • Garnishment - Bank: $100.00
  • Garnishment - Payroll: $100.00
Domestic
  • Divorce/Dissolution with children: $350.00 without children $300.00
  • Counterclaim/Cross claim with children: $350.00 without children $300.00
  • Re-open case(Contempt): $150.00
  • Re-open case(Parental Rights/Custody): $250.00
  • Complaint for parentage $350.00 complaint for support $350.00
  • QUDRO/DOPO $80.00
Criminal
  • Sealing: $50.00
General
  • 4th District Court of Appeals-Notice of Appeal: $85.00
  • Copying charges: $0.25 per page
  • Certification: $2.00 per document
  • Exemplification: $3.00 per document
  • Certificate of Official Character: $1.00
  • Copy of the Local Court Rules: $10.00
  • Witness Fees: $6.00 half day - $12.00 full day
  • Mileage: $0.585 per mile (outside the City of Athens) (current IRS Rate)
Filing Fees
  • $1.00 per page court cost fee for most filings (i.e. Complaints, affidavits, notice of hearings, notice of appearance, motions, Magistrate's Decision, etc.)
  • $4.00 per page for anything that requires a Judge's signature (This also includes all Magistrate's Orders)
  • $3 per page for subpoenas 
  • E-filing service fee is a $2.00 minimum or 4% (whichever is greater) per filing (not per document – Multiple documents can be submitted at one time by clicking on “Add Document” from the e-filing page. All filings MUST be for the same case number)