Court Cost Schedule

Civil & Small Claims Division

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

Court Fee Schedule

Claim Type Fee Amount
ALS Petition for driving privileges $130
Alias Summons with service by Certified Mail $15
Amended Complaint with Summons $30
BMV Appeal (12-Point Suspension) $130
Bank Attachment (+ $1.00 to bank) $45
Certificate of Judgment (CJ) $5
Certificate of Judgment (MSC Case # )  
(Filing from another Court)
$15
Citation in Contempt $20
Civil Complaint (money due on account)
($30.00 for additional defendants) or ($30.00 for additional Causes of Action)
$130
Cognovit Note $130
Counterclaim with Summons $65
Cross Complaint
($30.00 for additional defendants) or ($30.00 for additional Causes of Action)
$65
Damage Complaint (Property Damage – Insurance Co.)
($30.00 for additional defendants) or ($30.00 for additional Causes of Action)
$130
Debtors Exam (Order in Aid of Execution) $30
Dog Status Designation Appeal $105
Exemplification & Certification $5
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
Foreign Service (Deposit) $30
FRA (Non-Compliance Suspension) $130
Garnishment of Personal Earnings $125
Jury Demand (1901.26(I) O.R.C.) $10
Jury Deposit (1901.16(g) O.R.C.)
($1.00 per summons issued deducted from Jury Deposit)
$1,000
Lockup (Court Fee) $20
Lockup (Deposit) $200
Notice of Appeal (Payable to Court of Appeals)
$100
Notice of Appeal (Payable to Vandalia Municipal Court) $25
Order for Sale $5
Order In Aid (Attachment of Vehicle)
$20
Order In Aid (Deposit for additional fees) $200
Peace Warrant
($30.00 for additional defendants)
$130
Personal Service
(Except first attempt in Forcible Entry Cases)
$20
Questionnaire $20
Replevin
($30.00 for additional defendants) or ($30.00 for additional Causes of Action)
$130
Small Claims (Court Rule to set Mediation)
($15.00 for each additional defendant)
$80
Subpoena – 1/2 day – Filing Fee (each person) 
Witness Fee – $9.00 (+ $0.505 per mile)
$10
Subpoena – 1 day – Filing Fee (each person) 
Witness Fee – $12.00 (+ $0.505 per mile)
$10

Third-Party Complaint
($30.00 for additional defendants) or ($30.00 for additional Causes of Action)
$65
Transfer from another court $130
Transfer to regular Civil Docket $50
Trusteeship $130
Venire (Jury) $100
Warrant (Contempt) $50
Writ of Restitution $30
Certified Mail $10

Criminal & Traffic Division

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

Speed Minor Misdemeanor Speeding Violations

Speed 1st or 2nd:

Citation

Fee Amount
1 to 20 miles per hour over
$140
1 to 20 miles per hour over (Construction Zone)
$165
21 to 30 miles per hour over$150
21 to 30 miles per hour over (Construction Zone)
$185
31 miles per hour overMust Appear in Court
Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Violation$160


Minor Misdemeanor Moving Violations

All minor misdemeanor moving violations fall under the $140 fee category. The following are considered minor misdemeanor moving violations: 

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

Minor Misdemeanor Non-Moving Violations 

All minor misdemeanor non-moving violations fall under the $140 fee category. The following are considered minor misdemeanor non-moving violations: 

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

Seat Belt

CitationFee Amount
Driver$121
Passenger$111
Child Restraint$145


Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Violations

ViolationFee Amount
Economic and Safety Violation$160
Drug and Alcohol Use or Possession$345
Drug Transporting$590
Operating Out of Service Vehicle $595


Court Fee Schedule

Fee Fee Amount
Local Court Cost (1901.26) Moving Violation $63
Victim of Crime Reparation Fee (2743.70) $9
Indigent Defense Fund (2949.091) $20
Special Moving Violation Cost Fund (2949.094) $10
Computerization Fee (1901.26.2)(B)(1) $10
Special Project Fund (1901.26)(B)(1) $8

Other Court Fee Schedule

Fee Fee Amount
Criminal Sealing of Record $50
Probation $75
Diversion $550

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.), 3 prior convictions in a 3 year period (if less can post $140.00 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
  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

Appeals

Court TypeFee Amount
Court of Appeals$100
Vandalia Court$25


Bond Schedule

Effective August 1, 2017

Degree of OffenseIn-State BondOut-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 Misdemeanor$100 Cash/Surety or 10%$200 Cash/Surety or 10%


Exceptions to Bond Schedule

OffenseIn-State BondOut-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 (Misdemeanor 1 - Misdemeanor 3)

$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 (Misdemeanor 3)$10,000 Cash/Surety or 10%   + No contact with Victim$20,000 Cash/Surety or 10%   + No contact with Victim
Domestic Violence Threats (Misdemeanor 4)$  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%

$20,000 Cash/Surety or 10%
Driving under Suspension under ORC 4510.11 (Misdemeanor 1)$  1,500 Cash/Surety or 10%$  3,000 Cash/Surety or 10%


Waiver & Bond Forfeiture Schedule

Waiver (W) & Forfeiture (F)CitationFee Amount
F

Drug Abuse (Marijuana-Under 100 Grams)

$141

FMarijuana Drug Paraphernalia$141
FConsuming in a motor vehicle$141
FCurfew of juvenile$141
FDisorderly conduct$141
FDisturbing the Peace$141
FDog license violation$146
FDog at largeMust Appear in Court
FFailure to file registration$140
FFishing without license$141
FHighway use tax$140
FJay walking$111
FLittering$141
FLoud or excessive music$140
FNo helmet or face shield$140
FNuisance (horn, squealing tires)$140
FOpen Container$141
FOverload (Axle & Gross)See Bottom of Page
FPark District/Wildlife ViolationsSee Bottom of Page
FReckless Operation$170
WSeat Belt (Driver)$121
WSeat Belt (Passenger)$111
FSoliciting Door to Door$141
WChild Restraint$145
WDistracted Driving (Without Program)$240
WEquipment Violation$140
WExpired OL (Under 6 months)$140
WHandicap Parking$370
WImpeding Traffic$140
WParking Violations$140
WPUCO Violations$160
WSpeed (1-20 miles)$140
WSpeed (1-20 miles) Construction Zone$165
WSpeed (21-30 miles)$150
WSpeed (21-30 miles) Construction Zone$185
WTraffic Violations (Red Light, Turns, Stop Sign, etc.)$140
WWindow Tint$140
FBond Forfeiture Warrant Fee$50
WWaiver Bureau Warrant Block Fee$50
N/ACertified Mail$10

Ohio Division of Wildlife Bonds Only

Code Number Charge Penalty Fee
1533.12 Fishing without a license M4 $141
1533.12 Hunting without a license
(Non-Resident)
M4 $141
$151
1533.17 Hunting or Fishing without permission M3 $1500 or may post 10% bond
1533.71 Possess wild animal without a permit M3 $1500 or may post 10% bond
1533.07 Taking or possession of an eagle, osprey or other non-game bird M1 $2500 or may post 10% bond
1531.25 Preservation of endangered species M1 $2500 or may post 10% bond
1531.02 Take or possess deer illegally M3 $1500 or may post 10% bond
1531.02 Take or possess deer (Subsequent Offense) M1 $2500 or may post 10% bond
1531.29 Refuse Disposal / Stream Litter M3 $1500 or may post 10% bond
1531.29 Refuse Disposal / Stream Litter (Subsequent Offense) M1 $2000 or may post 10% bond

Axel & Gross Overweight Bond Schedule

Axle Overload Pounds Over Legal LimitAmount of BondAxle Overload Pounds Over Legal LimitAmount of Bond
2,000 or fraction thereof$80 + 1207,000 or fraction thereof$270 + 120
2,100$121 + 1207,100$272 + 120
2,200$122 + 1207,200$274 + 120
2,300$123 + 1207,300$276 + 120
2,400$124 + 1207,400$278 + 120
2,500$125 + 1207,500$280 + 120
2,600$126 + 1207,600$282 + 120
2,700$127 + 1207,700$284 + 120
2,800$128 + 1207,800$286 + 120
2,900$129 + 1207,900$288 + 120
3,000$130 + 1208,000$290 + 120
3,100$131 + 1208,100$292 + 120
3,200$132 + 1208,200$294 + 120
3,300$133 + 1208,300$296 + 120
3,400$134 +1208,400$298 + 120
3,500$135 +1208,500$300 + 120
3,600$136 +1208,600$302 + 120
3,700$137 + 1208,700$304 + 120
3,800$138 + 1208,800$306 + 120
3,900$139 + 1208,900$308 + 120
4,000$140 + 1209,000$310 + 120
4,100$141 + 1209,100$312 + 120
4,200$142 + 1209,200$314 + 120
4,300$143 + 1209,300$316 + 120
4,400$144 + 1209,400$318 +120
4,500$145 + 1209,500$320 + 120
4,600$146 + 1209,600$322 + 120
4,700$147 + 1209,700$324 + 120
4,800$148 + 1209,800$326 + 120
4,900$149 + 1209,900$328 + 120
5,000$150 + 12010,000$330 + 120
5,100$232 + 12010,100$460 + 120
5,200$234 + 12010,200$463 + 120
5,300$236 + 12010,300$469 + 120
5,400$238 + 12010,400$472 + 120
5,500$240 + 12010,500$475 + 120
5,600$242 + 12010,600$478 + 120
5,700$244 + 12010,700$481 + 120
5,800$246 + 12010,800$484 + 120
5,900$248 + 12010,900$487 + 120
6,000$250 + 12011,000$490 + 120
6,100$252 + 12011,100$493 + 120
6,200$254 + 12011,200$496 + 120
6,300$256 + 12011,300$499 + 120
6,400$258 + 12011,400$502 + 120
6,500$260 + 12011,500$505 + 120
6,600$262 + 12011,600$508 + 120
6,700$264 + 12011,700$511 + 120
6,800$266 + 12011,800$514 + 120
6,900$268 + 12011,900$517 + 120


In excess of 11,900 pounds, the bond will be $170.00 plus $3.00 for every 100 pounds of excess weight plus court costs. Bond for Gross Overload is $170.00 cash, regardless of weight, plus $3.00 for each 100 pounds overload plus court costs.

Warrants

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

Payment

Payment for fines, costs, waivers, and bonds shall be made by the following:

  • Cash
  • Money Order
  • Certified Check
  • Visa, MasterCard or American Express
  • Motor Club Bail Bond card (if applicable)

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.

Foreign Currency

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