Thursday,
August 28 2014
Civil Court Costs
Effective June 1, 2011 the following costs will be assessed for the Civil/Small Claims division of the Lebanon Municipal Court:

Complaint/Counterclaim/Third-Party Complaint
  service of summons by certified mail upon one defendant $ 70.00
  each additional defendant by certified mail $ 10.00
  personal (bailiff) service is additional (see below)  
Waiver of notification of failure of service $  1.00
  unclaimed mail resent by ordinary mail without notice to attorney  
  must be paid for and requested at time of filing  
Complaint in Forcible Entry and Detention w/Writ of Restitution
  service by bailiff and ordinary mail $130.00
  service by bailiff and certified mail-additional fee $ 10.00
  service outside city limits requires service deposit $ 35.00
Small Claims Complaint/Counterclaim/Third-Party Complaint
  service of summons by certified mail upon one defendant $ 50.00
  each additional defendant by certified mail $ 10.00
Appeal of license suspension $  70.00
  includes 12 point, Non-compliance, Random selection, Refusal  
Amended complaint, civil or small claims $ 10.00
  covers the cost of certified mail service (personal service additional fee)  
Transfer of case from Small Claims to Civil docket by requestor $ 70.00
Personal Service
  within the city limits of Lebanon $ 30.00
  within Warren County $ 75.00
  outside Warren County $ 150.00
Alias summons and complaint by certified mail, return receipt requested $ 10.00
  per defendant  
Re-issue summons and complaint by ordinary mail w/certificate of mailing $ 5.00
  per defendant  
  must go to previous address (new address by certified mail only)  
Certificate of Judgment $ 10.00
Judgment Debtor Examination $ 35.00
  Motion and Order required  
  service by certified mail; personal service is additional (see section on personal service)  
Small Claims Questionnaire $ 35.00
  service by certified mail; personal service is additional (see section on personal service)  
Show Cause Hearing $ 35.00
  motion and order required  
  service by certified mail; personal service is additional (see section on personal service)  
Subpoena (fee plus personal service) $ 12.00
  within city limits of Lebanon $ 30.00
  within Warren County $ 75.00
  outside Warren County $ 150.00
Garnishment $ 100.00
Attachment of Bank Account $ 50.00
  plus check for $1.00 made out to financial institution  
Transfer of Judgment from another court on Certificate of Judgment $ 50.00
Transfer of Case from another court (paid by requestor) $ 70.00
Jury Demand $ 200.00
Execution on Vehicle or Personal Property $125.00
  costs to issue are $50.00, The balance covers bailiff fees, wrecker service, storage, etc.  
Replevin $125.00
  costs to issue are $50.00. The balance covers bailiff fees, wrecker service, storage, etc.  
TrusteeDebtor Accounts $ 50.00
  plus $0.43 per creditor  
Service by publication $100.00
Capias $ 50.00
Appeals to 12th District Court $125.00
  check must be made out to “Twelfth District Court of Appeals”  
Credit Reports
  Civil Legal News  (all cases filed, no judgments) charged per month $ 5.00
  Small Claims Legal News (all cases filed, no judgments) charged per month $ 5.00
  Civil Credit News (judgments rendered) includes satisfactions/dimissals-charged per month $ 5.00
  Small Claims Credit News (judgments) includes satisfactions/dismissals-charged per month $ 5.00
Copies (per page) $ 0.25
  in accordance with Warren County Common Pleas Court  

A self-addressed, stamped envelope must always be included when filing documents you wish to have returned.

All entries submitted for the Judge’s signature must include an original plus three copies; otherwise, copies will not be returned.

The fee as shown in the schedule of costs shall be paid by the plaintiff upon the filing of a complaint for forcible entry and detainer (eviction).  The fee shall include the costs of issuing a writ of restitution and service thereof, but shall be non-refundable in the event the action is dismissed prior to the service of a writ.




Effective June 1, 2011

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Honorable Mark R. Bogen
Judge, Lebanon Municipal Court