Civil & Small Claims

Civil


  • Limits on civil cases: $15,000
Types of civil cases:
  • CVE - Personal Injury or Damage
  • CVF - Contracts, Accounts or Rental
  • CVG - Forcible Detention
  • CVH - Other, BMV Appeal, Transfers
  • CVI - Small Claims

Small Claims

  • Limits on small claims cases: $6,000

Civil / Small Claims Fee Schedule

Service or Claim Fee
Civil Case $100
Additional Defendants, per defendant
$10
Subpoena $20
Certificate of Judgement $20
Driving Privileges Application Fee $100
Garnishment — Personal Earnings $100
Garnishment — Other Earnings $25
Personal Service of Garnishment by Sheriff $35
Execution or Attachment Filing Fee Required Deposit $520
Judgement Debtor Exam $40
Additional Defendants, per defendant
$10
Additional Exams, per exam after first
$10
Praecipe for Financial Questionnaire $30
Additional Defendants, per defendant
$10
Forcible Detention $100
Personal Service in Athens, per address
$35
Personal Service outside Athens, per address
$50
Counterclaim — if Court Serves $10
Third Party Complaint — if Court Serves $10
Reopened Case Filing Fee $25
Jury Deposit $500
Writ of Restitution Deposit $10
Personal Service in Athens, per address
$35
Personal Service outside Athens, per address
$50
Set Out Fee (maximum 3 hours)
$65
Small Claims Case $50
Additional Defendants, per defendant
$10
Triple Seal $5