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Civil Jurisdiction

 

The Gallipolis Municipal Court has a limited jurisdiction in civil disputes. In the general division of the court, jurisdiction is limited to matters in dispute not exceeding $15,000. In the Small Claims division of the court, jurisdiction is limited to matters in dispute not exceeding $6,000.

 

 

 

GALLIPOLIS MUNICIPAL COURT, GALLIA COUNTY, OHIO

CIVIL/SMALL CLAIMS COURT COSTS

 

It is hereby ORDERED that the following amounts shall be paid as court costs in the cases or proceedings listed below on or after March 7, 2017.

 

CIVIL COMPLAINT $130.00

Includes first certified mail attempt for service, certificates of mailing, filing motions, entries, filing interrogatories, discovery, trial notice, legal aid societies funding, computer, mediation and capital improvement funds. Does not include fees for personal service.

 

EACH ADDITIONAL DEFENDANT/CERTIFIED MAIL ATTEMPT $ 20.00

COUNTERCLAIM/CROSS CLAIM $10.00

THIRD PARTY COMPLAINT $ 15.00

BUREAU OF MOTOR VEHICLES PETITION $ 119.00

FORCIBLE ENTRY & DETAINER $ 119.00

     includes same as civil complaint

SMALL CLAIMS COMPLAINT $ 92.00

EACH ADDITIONAL DEFENDANT-SMALL CLAIMS $ 20.00

SUBPOENA $ 8.00

     Each witness-does not include personal service fees for sheriff/police/bailiff.

     Must be paid upon filing of precipe.

CERTIFICATE OF JUDGMENT $ 20.00

JUDGMENT DEBTORS EXAMINATION $ 20.00

STATEMENT OF ASSETS/LIABILITIES $ 5.00

BENCH WARRANT $ 20.00

     additional fees for service by sheriff/police

GARNISHMENT (WAGES) $ 100.00

BANK ATTACHMENT $ 25.00

     plus 1.00 check made payable to bank

WRIT OF RESTITUTION $ 85.00

     Additional fees for expenses of sheriff/police/bailiff including moving, storage,

     etc., may be assessed.

EXECUTION $ 100.00

     Additional fees for expenses of sheriff/police/bailiff including moving, storage,

     etc., may be assessed.

REVIVOR OF JUDGMENT (Reg mail/certified)  $65.00
MOTION TO VACATE OR MODIFY $20.00
AGREED ENTRY $10.00

CERTIFIED COPIES/EXEMPLIFIED COPY $3.00/$10.00

APPEAL DEPOSIT $ 95.00

JURY DEMAND $400.00
WEDDINGS $40.00

 

PLEASE NOTE: NO CIVIL JUDGMENT ENTRY WILL BE FILED UNTIL ANY AND ALL OUTSTANDING FEES ARE PAID. ADDITIONALLY, NO ACTION WHICH REQUIRES FEES TO BE PAID WILL BE EXECUTED UNTIL SUCH FEES ARE PAID. (I.E., NO SUBPOENA WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL THE COSTS ARE PAID UPON FILING OF PRECIPE) NO JUDGMENT ENTRY WILL BE FILED IN A F.E.D. UNTIL THE SHERIFF FEES, IF APPLICABLE, ARE PAID.