Effective July 1, 2017. 

(Fees are typically revised on July 1st each year)

For a summary of the fee revisions from the 2017 Legislative Session, click here.

 

CASE DESCRIPTION

CASE TYPE

FILING FEES

Adoption

AD

$157.00

Civil Collection

CC

$157.00

Civil Plenary

PL

$157.00

Civil Tort

CT

$157.00

Domestic Relations with Children

DC

$177.00

Domestic Relations without Children

DN

$177.00

Estate – Supervised or Unsupervised Administration

ES or EU

$177.00

Estate – Will/Inheritance Tax Return w/o Estate Administration 

EM

No Charge

Estate – Miscellaneous

 EM

$177.00

Expungement - Conviction

 XP

$157.00 

Expungement - No Conviction

XP 

No Charge 

Guardianship

GU

$177.00

Juvenile Child in Need of Services

JC

$176.00

Juvenile Delinquency or Status

JD or JS

$176.00

Juvenile Paternity (Public if filed after 7/1/2014)

JP

$196.00

Juvenile Miscellaneous or Termination

JM or JT

$176.00

Mental Health

MH

$157.00

Miscellaneous Civil

MI

$157.00

     Judicial Review of HTV Suspension (Infraction Court Costs) 

 MI 

           $135.00

Mortgage Foreclosure

MF

$157.00

Order for Protection

PO

No Charge

Reciprocal Support

RS

$157.00

Small Claim (Paper Filing)

SC

$97.00

Small Claim (Electronic Filing)

SC

$87.00

Transfer Small Claim for Jury Trial

PL

$70.00

Trust

TR

$177.00

Change of Venue/Transfer to Indiana County 

Same as Cost to File New Case

 

Civil and Small Claims ActionsThe filing fees above reflect the amount for one named Defendant.  A $10.00 service fee shall be collected for EACH additional Defendant that is named or added.  A $10.00 garnishee service fee shall be collected for each Garnishee Defendant that is named or added in EXCESS of THREE (3).  This fee is not collected for documents that are electronically filed with the Court.

 

Service by Sheriff: A $28.00 service of process fee shall be collected one time per case BEFORE JUDGMENT.  A $28.00 service of process fee shall be collected one time per case AFTER JUDGMENT.  A $60.00 fee shall be collected for non-Indiana cases in which service of process by Sheriff is requested.  Additional information regarding this fee can be found here.

 

Service by Certified or Registered Mail (Paper Filings Only):  Filing fees include the cost of serving TWO PARTIES at ONE ADDRESS EACH at initial mailing.  For service at additional addresses or upon additional parties at initial mailing, and for service by Certified or Registered Mail after initial mailing, the requesting party must provide the Clerk with PRE-PAID PRE-ADDRESSED certified postage materials bearing the Clerk's return address.  See Ind. Code 33-32-2-10.  

 

CRIMINAL OFFENSE OR TRAFFIC VIOLATION

CASE TYPE

COSTS

Murder (If offense occurs before 7/1/14)

MR

$185.00

Class A Felony (If offense occurs before 7/1/14)

FA

$185.00

Class B Felony (If offense occurs before 7/1/14)

FB

$185.00

Class C Felony (If offense occurs before 7/1/14)

FC

$185.00

Class D Felony (If offense occurs before 7/1/14)

FD

$185.00

Level 1 Felony (If offense occurs after 7/1/14)

F1

$185.00

Level 2 Felony (If offense occurs after 7/1/14) 

F2

$185.00

Level 3 Felony (If offense occurs after 7/1/14)

F3

$185.00

Level 4 Felony (If offense occurs after 7/1/14) 

F4

$185.00

Level 5 Felony (If offense occurs after 7/1/14) 

 F5

 $185.00

Level 6 Felony (If offense occurs after 7/1/14)

F6

$185.00

Misdemeanor

CM

$185.00

Post Conviction Relief

PC

No Charge

Pre-Trial Diversion Program

 

Varies

Infraction or Local Ordinance Violation

IF or OV

$135.00

Infraction or Ordinance Deferral Program

Varies

   

ADDITIONAL CHARGES WHEN APPLICABLE

FEES

Alcohol and Drug Countermeasures Fee

$200.00

Alcohol and Drug Services Program Fee

$400.00

Child Abuse Prevention Fee

$100.00

Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment Fee

$50.00

Drug Abuse Prosecution Interdiction and Correction Fee

$200.00

Drug Court Fee

Per Month

$50.00

Fine

Ordered by Court

Varies

Highway Work Zone Fee

Traffic Offense

$0.50

     Failure to Merge or Exceeding Worksite Speed Limit

$25.50

Safe Schools Fee

$200.00

Sexual Assault Victims Assistance Fee

$500.00 - $5,000.00

 

CERTIFIED COPY / LICENSE / MISCELLANEOUS FEES

FEES

Copy

Per Page

$1.00

Certification of Copy

Per Document

$1.00

Exemplification / Authentication

Clerk’s Certificate

$1.00

 

Judge's Certificate

$1.00

Marriage License

Indiana Residents

$18.00

 

Non-Indiana Residents

$60.00

Notary Certification

 

$2.00

Recording Transcript of Judgment

 

$3.00

Juror Pay

Per Day until Jury is Impaneled

$15.00

 

Per Day after Impaneled until Discharged

$40.00

Support Service Fee

 

$55.00

   

PUBLICATION (Make check payable to Fort Wayne Newspapers)

FEES FOR 2017

Adoption

3 Insertions

$314.00

Change of Name

3 Insertions

$170.00

Divorce and Suit for Support

3 Insertions

$258.00

Final Settlement (when required)

1 Insertion

$124.00

Notice of Appointment of Personal Representatives for Estates

2 Insertions

$162.00

Notice of Suit / Quiet Title / Summons

3 Insertions

$370.00

Click here for additional information regarding the Legal Billing Rates (Effective January 1, 2017) for Fort Wayne Newspapers.

 

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