Legal Department Costs & Deposits

New Case Filing fees Amount
Dissolution $ 350.00
Divorce $ 350.00
Civil $ 350.00
Foreclosure Actions $ 1,100.00
All Service by Publications published inside the Review Times MUST BE PREPAID. To set up an account please contact Veronica Taylor at The Review Times at 1-800-457-2796 or email her.

A MINIMUM OF 48 HOURS IS REQUIRED BEFORE PUBLICATION.

All Service by Publications published inside the Advertiser-Tribune MUST BE PREPAID. To set up an account please contact Vickie Comer at The Advertiser-Tribune at (419) 448-3220 or email her.

A MINIMUM OF 48 HOURS IS REQUIRED BEFORE PUBLICATION.

Other Case Filing fees Amount
Mediation Fee ( Payable to Seneca County Treasurer, and sent to the Common Pleas Court Judge*(see below) $ 100.00 per party
Motion for change of Custody $ 250.00
Motion to Reopen Closed Case $ 250.00
Motion for Home Investigation (in addition to the above deposits) $ 500.00
Motion for Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem(GAL) (in addition to any of the above deposits) (may be waived by Judgment Entry if services provided pro-bono $ 1,000.00
Answer & Cross Complaint/Counterclaim $ 225.00
Execution $ 225.00
Debtors Exam $ 175.00
Cognovit Judgment $ 350.00
Foreign Judgments $ 250.00
Arbitrations (in addition to above deposits) $ 550.00
Replevin $ 350.00
Court of Appeals $ 150.00
Garnishments $ 175.00
Preparing Certificate of Judgment $ 6.00
Filing Certificate of Judgment $ 30.00
Release Certificate of Judgment $ 5.00
Releasing State of Ohio Certificate of Judgment $ 30.00
Expungement $ 50.00

Other Services Amount
Recording of Notary Certificates $ 6.00
Notary W / Notarization of Certificate $ 6.00
Local Court Rules $ 10.00
Certifying Copies (per page) $ 1.00
*Jury View of Premises: In any case where a jury view is requested, the party making the request shall deposit the sum of One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars with the Clerk of Courts. This deposit will be applied by the Clerk to the transportation costs and the amount applied with be charged as court costs against the party ordered to pay costs.