Costs

Court Costs Schedule and Bond Schedule

Civil/Small Claims Division

All fees in Civil/Small Claims Division are to be paid by cash, money order or certified check.

Fee Schedule:

 

ALS Petition for driving privileges $
130.00
Alias Summons with service by Certified Mail $
15.00
Amended Complaint with Summons $
30.00
BMV Appeal (12-Point Suspension) $
130.00
Bank Attachment (+ $1.00 to bank) $
45.00
Certificate of Judgment (CJ) $
5.00
Certificate of Judgment (MSC Case # )
  (Filing from another Court)
$
15.00
Citation in Contempt $
20.00

Civil Complaint (money due on account)
  ($30.00 for an additional defendants) or
  ($30.00 for additional Causes of Action)

$
130.00
Cognovit Note $
130.00
Counterclaim with Summons $
65.00

Cross Complaint
  ($30.00 for an additional defendants) or
  ($30.00 for additional Causes of Action)

$
65.00

Damage Complaint (Property Damage – Insurance Co.)
  ($30.00 for additional defendants) or
  ($30.00 for additional Causes of Action)

$
130.00
Debtors Exam (Order in Aid of Execution) $
30.00
Dog Status Designation Appeal $
105.00
Exemplification & Certification $
5.00

Forcible Entry & Detainer (Eviction){Bailiff/SPS & Ordinary Mail}
  ($30.00 for additional defendants) or
  ($30.00 for additional Causes of Action) and
  ($25.00 for additional service by certified mail)

$
130.00
Foreign Service (Deposit) $
30.00
FRA (Non-compliance suspension) $ 130.00         
Garnishment of Personal Earnings $
125.00
Jury Demand (1901.26(I) O.R.C.) $
10.00

Jury Deposit (1901.16(g) O.R.C.)

    ($1.00 per summons issued deducted from Jury Deposit)

$
1,000.00
Lockup (Court Fee) $
20.00
Lockup (Deposit) $
200.00
Notice of Appeal    
   (Payable to Court of Appeals) $
100.00
   (Payable to Vandalia Municipal Court) $
25.00
Order for Sale $
5.00
Order In Aid    
   (Attachment of Vehicle) $
20.00
   (Deposit for additional fees) $
200.00
Peace Warrant ($30.00 for additional defendants) $
130.00
Personal Service (Except first attempt in Forcible Entry Cases) $
20.00
Questionnaire $
20.00

Replevin
  ($30.00 for additional defendants) or
  ($30.00 for additional Causes of Action)

$
130.00
Small Claims(Court Rule to set Mediation)
  ($15.00 for each additional defendant)
$
80.00

Subpoena – 1/2 day – Filing Fee (each person)
  Witness Fee – $9.00 (+ $.505 per mile)

$
10.00
Subpoena – 1 day – Filing Fee (each person)
  Witness Fee – $12.00 (+ $.505 per mile)
$
10.00

Third Party Complaint
  ($30.00 for additional defendants) or
  ($30.00 for additional Causes of Action)

$
65.00
Transfer from another court $
130.00
Transfer to regular Civil Docket $
50.00
Trusteeship $
130.00
Venire (Jury) $
100.00
Warrant (Contempt) $
50.00
Writ of Restitution $
30.00

Criminal/Traffic Division

In the Criminal/Traffic Division all bonds, costs and/or fines are to be paid by cash, money order or certified check. In addition, Visa or MasterCard may also be used for payment in this division if the card is in your name.

Court Costs Schedule and Bond Schedule – Criminal/Traffic Division

Waiver Bureau Bond Schedule:

Speed–Minor Misdemeanor Speeding Violations:

SPEED 1st or 2nd

1-20 miles over $135.00/Construction Zone $160.00
21-30 miles over $145.00/Construction Zone $180.00
31 miles over – must appear

PUCO Violations $155.00

$135.00 Category–Minor Misdemeanor Moving Violations

  • Slow Speed
  • Improper Turn
  • Turn Signals
  • Operate Without Reasonable Control
  • Red Light/Stop Sign
  • Prohibited Or U-Turn
  • Improper Lane Use/Marked Lanes
  • Space Between Vehicles/Following Too Close
  • Stop At Railroad Crossing
  • Improper Passing On Right
  • Left Of Center
  • One Way Streets
  • Towing Requirements
  • Accident

$135.00 Category–Minor Misdemeanor Non-Moving Violations

  • No Helmet Or Face Shield
  • Muffler/Excess Noise
  • Obstructing View
  • Tinted Windows
  • Failure To Display License Plates
  • Failure To File Registration
  • Unsafe Vehicle
  • Equipment Violations

Seat Belt

  • Driver $116.00
  • Passenger $106.00
  • Child Restraint $140.00

Overloads

Court Costs – Traffic/Criminal

  • $115.00
    • Total of $115.00 includes:
      • $58.00 (Local) Court Cost (1901.26) Moving Violation
      • $  9.00  Victim of Crime Reparation Fee (2743.70)
      • $20.00 Indigent Defense Fund (2949.091)
      • $10.00 Special Moving Violation Cost Fund (2949.094)
      • $10.00 Computerization Fee (1901.26.2)(B)(1)
      • $  8.00 Special Project Fund (1901.26)(B)(1)

Criminal Sealing of Record Fee

  • $50.00

PROBATION

Probation Fee

  • $75.00

Diversion Fee

  • $550.00

APPEALS

Fees

  • $100.00 – Court of Appeals
  • $25.00 – Vandalia Court

All traffic violations may waive Court appearance through the Traffic Violations Bureau in the amount set forth on Bond Schedule, except those listed in subsections (1) through (9), complying with Traffic Rule 13 of the Ohio Revised Code and additional Waiver Schedule.

  1. Indictable offenses;
  2. Operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or any drug of abuse;
  3. Leaving the scene of an accident;
  4. Driving while under suspension or revocation of driver’s license;
  5. Driving with an expired driver’s license (Exp O.L.), three (3) prior convictions in a three (3) year period (if less can post $135.00 bond);
  6. A third moving traffic offense within a twelve (12) month period;
  7. Failure to stop and remaining standing upon meeting or overtaking a school bus stopped on the highway for the purpose of receiving or discharging a school child;
  8. Willfully eluding or fleeing a police officer; and
  9. Drag racing.

All waivers are to be posted with the Court either in person, by mail (cash or money order) or on-line (Visa, MasterCard or American Express).

*All M1 to M4 drug related cases must appear in court.

BOND SCHEDULE

Effective August 1, 2017

DEGREE OF OFFENSE IN-STATE BOND OUT-OF-STATE BOND
1st Degree Misdemeanor and M1 Traffic $2,500 Cash/Surety or 10% $5,000 Cash/Surety or 10%
2nd Degree Misdemeanor $2,000 Cash/Surety or 10% $4,000 Cash/Surety or 10%
3rd Degree Misdemeanor      $  750 Cash/Surety or 10% $1,500 Cash/Surety or 10%
4th Degree Misdemeanor      $  500 Cash/Surety or 10% $1,000 Cash/Surety or 10%
Minor Misdemeanors      $  100 Cash/Surety or 10%    $   200 Cash/Surety or 10%

EXCEPTIONS TO ABOVE BOND SCHEDULE

OFFENSE IN-STATE BOND OUT-OF-STATE BOND

Domestic Violence DOES meet criteria ORC 2919.251(A) “Amy’s Law”

No bond IF Judge will see w/in 24 hours

$25,000 Cash/Surety or 10% + No contact with Victim if Judge will NOT see w/in 24 hours

No bond IF Judge will see w/in 24 hours

$50,000 Cash/Surety or 10% + No contact with Victim if Judge will NOT see w/in 24 hours

Domestic Violence does NOT meet criteria ORC 2919.25(A) “Amy’s Law”

$10,000 Cash/Surety or 10% + not contact with Victim

$20,000 Cash/Surety or 10%   + No contact with Victim

Menacing by Stalking

$10,000 Cash/Surety or 10%   + No contact with Victim

$20,000 Cash/Surety or 10%   + No contact with Victim

Violating Protection Order

$10,000 Cash/Surety or 10%   + No contact with Victim

$20,000 Cash/Surety or 10%   + No contact with Victim

Intimidation of  Victim/Witness

$10,000 Cash/Surety or 10%   + No contact with Victim

$20,000 Cash/Surety or 10%   + No contact with Victim

Voyeurism (M1-M3)

$10,000 Cash/Surety or 10%   + No contact with Victim

$20,000 Cash/Surety or 10%   + No contact with Victim

Child Enticement w/sexual motive (M3)

$10,000 Cash/Surety or 10%   + No contact with Victim

$20,000 Cash/Surety or 10%   + No contact with Victim

Domestic Violence Threats (M4)

$  5,000 Cash/Surety or 10%   + No contact with Victim

$10,000 Cash/Surety or 10%   + No contact with Victim

OVI-Third Offense (UM)

$10,000 Cash/Surety or 10%

$20,000 Cash/Surety or 10%

Driving under Suspension under ORC 4510.11 (M1)

$  1,500 Cash/Surety or 10%

$  3,000 Cash/Surety or 10%

Waiver & Bond Forfeiture Schedule:
(F) Drug Abuse (Marijuana-Under 100 Grams) $141.00
(F) Marijuana Drug Paraphernalia $141.00
(F) Consuming in a motor vehicle $
136.00
(F) Curfew of juvenile $
136.00
(F) Disorderly conduct $
136.00
(F) Disturbing the Peace $
136.00
(F) Dog license violation $
141.00
(F) Dog at large MUST  
APPEAR
(F) Failure to file registration $
135.00
(F) Fishing without license $
136.00
(F) Highway use tax $
135.00
(F) Jay walking $
106.00
(F) Littering $
136.00
(F) Loud or excessive music $
135.00
(F) No helmet or face shield $
135.00
(F) Nuisance (horn, squealing tires) $
135.00
(F) Open Container $
136.00
(F) Overload (Axle & Gross) See Bottom of Page
(F) Park District/Wildlife Violations See Bottom of Page
(F) Reckless Operation $
165.00
(W) Seat Belt (Driver) $
116.00
(W) Seat Belt (Passenger) $
106.00
(F) Soliciting Door to Door $
136.00
(W) Child Restraint $
140.00
(W) Equipment Violation $
135.00
(W) Expired OL (Under 6 months) $
135.00
(W) Handicap Parking $ 365.00        
(W) Impeding Traffic $
135.00
(W) Parking Violations $
135.00
(W) PUCO Violations $
155.00
(W) Speed (1-20 miles) $
135.00
(W)
Speed (1-20 miles) Construction Zone $160.00
(W) Speed (21-30 miles) $
145.00
(W) Speed (21-30 miles) Construction Zone $180.00
(W) Traffic Violations (Red Light, Turns, Stop Sign, etc.) $
135.00
(W) Window Tint $
135.00
(F) Bond Forfeiture Warrant Fee $ 50.00
(W) Waiver Bureau Warrant Block $ 50.00

OHIO DIVISION OF WILDLIFE – BONDS ONLY

Code # Charge Penalty  
May Post
1533.32 Fishing without a license M-4 $
136.00
1533.10 Hunting without a license
(Non-Resident)
M-4 $
$
136.00
146.00
1533.17 Hunting or Fishing without permission M-M $
136.00
1533.71 Possess wild animal without a permit M-3 $
1,500.00*
1533.07 Taking or possession of an eagle, osprey or other non-game bird M-1 $
2,500.00*
1531.25 Preservation of endangered species M-1 $
2,500.00*
1531.02 Take or possess deer illegally M-3 $
1,500.00*
1531.02 Take or possess deer (Subsequent Offense) M-1 $
2,500.00*
1531.29 Refuse Disposal/Stream Litter M-3 $
1,500.00*
1531.29 Refuse Disposal/Stream Litter (Subsequent Offense) M-1 $
2,000.00*
1531 & 1533 Other than offenses listed M-4 $
750.00*
1531 & 1533 Other than offenses listed M-3 $
1,500.00*
1531 & 1533 Other than offenses listed M-1 $
2,000.00*
*MAY POST 10% BOND

BOND SCHEDULE TO DETERMINE AXLE OVERWEIGHT AND GROSS OVERWEIGHT IS AS FOLLOWS:

AXLE OVERLOAD   AXLE OVERLOAD  
LBS. OVER LEGAL LIMIT AMT OF BOND LBS. OVER LEGAL LIMIT AMT OF BOND
2000 or fraction thereof $80.00 + 115.00 7000 or fraction thereof $270.00 + 115.00
2100 121.00 + 115.00 7100   272.00 + 115.00
2200 122.00 + 115.00 7200   274.00 + 115.00
2300 123.00 + 115.00 7300   276.00 + 115.00
2400 124.00 + 115.00 7400   278.00 + 115.00
2500 125.00 + 115.00 7500   280.00 + 115.00
2600 126.00 + 115.00 7600   282.00 + 115.00
2700 127.00 + 115.00 7700   284.00 + 115.00
2800 128.00 + 115.00 7800   286.00 + 115.00
2900 129.00 +115.00 7900   288.00 + 115.00
3000 130.00 + 115.00 8000   290.00 + 115.00
3100 131.00 + 115.00 8100   292.00 + 115.00
3200 132.00 + 115.00 8200   294.00 + 115.00
3300 133.00 + 115.00 8300   296.00 + 115.00
3400 134.00 +115.00 8400   298.00 + 115.00
3500 135.00 +115.00 8500   300.00 + 115.00
3600 136.00 +115.00 8600   302.00 + 115.00
3700 137.00 + 115.00 8700   304.00 + 115.00
3800 138.00 + 115.00 8800   306.00 + 115.00
3900 139.00 + 115.00 8900   308.00 + 115.00
4000 140.00 + 115.00 9000   310.00 + 115.00
4100 141.00 + 115.00 9100   312.00 + 115.00
4200 142.00 + 115.00 9200   314.00 + 115.00
4300 143.00 + 115.00 9300   316.00 + 115.00
4400 144.00 + 115.00 9400   318.00 +115.00
4500 145.00 + 115.00 9500   320.00 + 115.00
4600 146.00 + 115.00 9600   322.00 + 115.00
4700 147.00 + 115.00 9700   324.00 + 115.00
4800 148.00 + 115.00 9800   326.00 + 115.00
4900 149.00 + 115.00 9900   328.00 + 115.00
5000 150.00 + 115.00 10,000   330.00 + 115.00
5100 232.00 + 115.00 10,100   460.00 + 115.00
5200 234.00 + 115.00 10,200   463.00 + 115.00
5300 236.00 + 115.00 10,300   469.00 + 115.00
5400 238.00 + 115.00 10,400   472.00 + 115.00
5500 240.00 + 115.00 10,500   475.00 + 115.00
5600 242.00 + 115.00 10,600   478.00 + 115.00
5700 244.00 + 115.00 10,700   481.00 + 115.00
5800 246.00 + 115.00 10,800   484.00 + 115.00
5900 248.00 + 115.00 10,900   487.00 + 115.00
6000 250.00 + 115.00 11,000   490.00 + 115.00
6100 252.00 + 115.00 11,100   493.00 + 115.00
6200 254.00 + 115.00 11,200   496.00 + 115.00
6300 256.00 + 115.00 11,300   499.00 + 115.00
6400 258.00 + 115.00 11,400   502.00 + 115.00
6500 260.00 + 115.00 11,500   505.00 + 115.00
6600 262.00 + 115.00 11,600   508.00 + 115.00
6700 264.00 + 115.00 11,700   511.00 + 115.00
6800 266.00 + 115.00 11,800   514.00 + 115.00
6900 268.00 + 115.00 11,900   517.00 + 115.00


In excess of 11,900 pounds, bond will be $165.00 plus $3.00 for each 100 pounds of excess weight plus court costs.

Bond for Gross Overload is $165.00 cash, regardless of weight, plus $3.00 for each 100 pounds overload plus court costs.

AMOUNT OF BOND WHEN A WARRANT IS ISSUED IS FIGURED AS FOLLOWS:
When a warrant is issued for failure to appear at pre-trial or trial, a warrant is issued with NO BOND – if monetary bond has been posted previously, that amount is forfeited at the time the NO BOND warrant is issued.

PAYMENT FOR FINE, COSTS, WAIVER AND BONDS SHALL BE MADE BY THE FOLLOWING:
Cash, money order, certified check, Visa or MasterCard and, if applicable, any motor club bail bond card. All motor club cards taken must be in the name of the Defendant and must show name and address of bonding company. On-line with Visa, MasterCard or American Express.

NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED BY THE COURT.

Visa, MasterCard and American Express amounts $50.00 and over must be verified and approved and the verification number must be put on the charge slip.

Any valid driver’s license can be used for bond on violations as specified by law.

If bond is posted with Canadian money, the rate of exchange must be verified with the bank prior to accepting and receipting the money.

If there is an active warrant, bond shall be taken in the amount specified on the warrant.

QUESTIONS BY THE DEFENDANT REGARDING MANDATORY APPEARANCES, WAIVERS, BOND FORFEITURES, FINES AND/OR COSTS, SHALL BE ANSWERED BY COURT PERSONNEL ONLY. ADVISE THE DEFENDANT TO CALL THE COURT FOR ANY AND ALL INFORMATION REGARDING VIOLATION.

P.U.C.O. Violations

Economic and Safety Violation $ 155.00
Drug and Alcohol Use or Possession $ 340.00
Drug Transporting $ 585.00
Operating Out of Service Vehicle $ 590.00
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