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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

Complaint, Third-Party Complaint, Counter/Cross-claim with Jury Demand$525.00
Complaint without Jury Demand* (Non-Domestic and Non-Foreclosure)$225.00
Third Party Complaint Without Jury Demand*$225.00
Answer without a Jury Demand*$0.00
Answer with a Jury Demand$300.00
Counterclaim without Jury Demand*$225.00
Cross Claim without Jury Demand*$225.00
* Add $10 Each Additional Defendant After 1st three
Additional Jury Cost (Due 30 days prior to Trial)$300.00
Foreign Judgment$225.00
Post Judgment Motion (Cert. Mail)$150.00
Post Judgment Motion (Per. Serv.)$150.00
Judgement Debtor's Exam (Certified Mail)$120.00
Judgement Debtor's Exam (Personal Service)$120.00
Foreclosure Complaint$375.00
Order of Sale (Deposit)$1,000.00
Sheriff Sale Real Auction Fee$225.00
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
Divorce/Dissolution Complaint$251.00
Poverty Affidavit - Poverty Affidavit is subject to Financial Investigation and Payment Schedule of full Deposit$11.00
Notice of Appeal$100.00
Miscellaneous Deposits
Subpoena for Out of County Sheriff Fee$50.00
Publication Costs
The number of weeks the a Legal Notice is to be published must be on the Notice when filed with the Clerk.
Civil Complaint Publication$1,000.00
Divorce/Dissolution Complaint$500.00
Execution on Belmont County Judgement in Belmont County/Foreign Execution
from Belmont County and Execution in Belmont County on Foreign Judgement$140.00
Writ of Possession$140.00

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 the Belmont County Clerk of Courts.