Niles Municipal Court

Civil Filing Fees / Deposits

Effective February 1, 2018


The following costs and deposits shall be required to be paid in advance as a condition for filing an action or proceeding:

Complaint/Money Judgment $98.00
Each Defendant After Two (2) $5.00
Bailiff Service $25.00
Cross or Counter Complaint $98.00
Complaint on Cognovit Note $98.00
Petition to Revive Judgment $72.00
Forcible Entry / First Cause Eviction $98.00
When served by Bailiff, an additional $25.00
Forcible Entry / Second Cause Eviction $98.00
When served by Bailiff, an additional $25.00
Writ of Restitution $55.00
Landlord / Tenant Application 1% of Total Deposit or Minimum of $59.00
Replevin $98.00
Alias Replevin $55.00
Transfer Judgment from Another Court $72.00
Trusteeship $250.00
Motor Vehicle (Non-Compliance/12pt./Reinstatmenet Fee Plan) $98.00
Amended Complaint $72.00
Third-Party Complaint $98.00
Small Claim Complaint – One (1) Defendant $83.00
Each Additional Defendant $5.00
Transfer of Small Claim to Regular Docket $98.00
Alias Summons (per Defendant) $55.00
Personal Service $25.00
Motion for Default Judgment $55.00
Post Judgment Verdict/Motion $72.00
Examination of Judgment Debtor $72.00
Order to Show Cause $72.00
Wage Garnishment $72.00
Bank Garnishment $72.00
$1.00 additional payable to bank
Civil Appeal
($150.00 MO/Certified Check to Clerk of Court)
$55.00
Regular Transcript Court Order
Certificate of Judgment $72.00
Certified Copies (when copy not furnished) $5.00
Certified Copies (when copy is furnished) $1.00
Subpoena/Subpoena Duces Tecum $10.00
(when delivered by Bailiff) $25.00
Witness Fee (Full Day) $12.00
Witness Fee (Half Day) $6.00
Civil Jury Demand Deposit $300.00
Bench Warrant Fee $25.00
Marriage Ceremony Paperwork $30.00
Execution/Business (Includes $45 Deposit) $143.00
Execution/Vehicle (Includes $45 Deposit) $143.00
(Towing/Minimum $25) Actual Cost
Exemplified Copy $72.00