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Costs and Fees

No Civil Action or Proceeding shall be accepted for filing by the Clerk unless the party or parties filing the same have first deposited with the Clerk a sufficient deposit of money to secure the payment of costs that may occur in such Action or Proceeding, except as otherwise provided by law or these Rules. Such advanced Deposits shall be in accord with the following schedule:

CERTIFICATE OF JUDGEMENT
Common Pleas$60.00
County Court$60.00
Foreign Court$60.00
Release - Common Pleas$5.00
Release - County Court$5.00
Release - State Tax$70.00
Release - Worker's Comp.$70.00
DOMESTIC RELATIONS
Divorce/Dissolution Complaint$225.00
Answer and/or Counterclaim$225.00
Poverty Affidavit - Poverty Affidavit is subject to Financial Investigation and Payment Schedule of full Deposit$11.00
CIVIL
* Add $10 Each Additional Defendant After 1st three
Complaint*$225.00
Third Party Complaint*$225.00
Answer and/or Counterclaim*$225.00
Answer and/or Cross Claim*$225.00
Foreign Judgment$225.00
Cognovit Note$225.00
Post Judgment Motion (Cert. Mail)$150.00
Post Judgment Motion (Per. Serv.)$150.00
Judgment Debtor's Exam (Cert. Mail)$100.00
Judgment Debtor's Exam (Per. Serv.)$120.00
Order of Sale (Deposit)$1,000.00
COURT OF APPEALS
Notice of Appeal$100.00
EXECUTION
Judgment in Belmont County$140.00
Foreign Execution From Belmont County$140.00
Execution in Belmont County on Foreign Judgments$140.00
Writ of Possession$140.00
Garnishment$100.00
CRIMINAL
Expungement$50.00
SECURITY DEPOSITS
Jury Demand (Civil)
$200 at Filing plus additional $300 not later than 30 days prior to trial$300.00
Out of County Sheriff's Fees (On Subpoena)$50.00
Publication Costs (Plus Deposit)
Civil Complaint$1,000.00
Divorce/Dissolution Complaint$500.00
FORECLOSURE COSTS * In additions to Civil Complaint Deposit
Intial Deposit for Foreclosures$150.00
MISCELLANEOUS
Notary Public Commission$10.00

Request For Publication in a newspaper of general circulation in this County (Times Leader Newspaper 740-633-1131), requires the Party to deposit total publication costs with the Clerk of Courts.

Make checks payable to Belmont County Clerk of Courts.