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Type of Filing Fees (Amount as of 7/1/15)
Civil Cases $156.00+
Mortgage Foreclosures $206.00+
Estate (Supervised or Unsupervised Administration) $176.00
Specialized Driving Privileges
(Formerly Hardship Licenses)

$156.00+

Dissolutions or Divorce Filing $176.00 + $25.00 Sheriff's Service*

          $10.00 each additional defendant after first named and all defendants added during the
          case including garnishee defendants after the first three, except where publication service
          AND a $25.00 process fee if Sheriff's Service*

Misdemeanor and Felony $183.00
Misdemeanor and Felony (Moving Violation) $183.50
Infractions/Ordinance Violation $133.00
Traffic Violations/Infractions $133.50
Juveniles $175.00
Juveniles with a criminal case $181.00
Juvenile Legal Separation, Paternities $195.00
Juvenile Miscellaneous or Termination $175.00
 Legal Separation, Paternities $195.00
Adoptions $176.00
          Putative Father $  50.00
Adult Adoption $156.00
Small Claims $  96.00+
          $10.00 each defendant after first named and all defendants added during the case
           including garnishee defendants after the first three) except where publication
           service AND a $25.00 process fee if Sheriff's Service*
Probate, Trusts and Guardianships $176.00 + 25.00 if Sheriff's Service*
Protective Orders $    0
Foreign Judgments/SR 33's $    3.00
Copies $    1.00
Certifications $    1.00
Change of Venue - Civil $156.00
Change of Venue - Dissolution $176.00
Change of Venue - Small Claims to Civil $  70.00
Change of Venue - Probate Matters $176.00


*The Sheriff fee is one time per case

***An additional $25.00 will be added to ALL court costs
not paid by due pursuant to State Law

 
Accepted Payment Types

  • Cash
  • Money Order (payable to the Monroe County Clerk)
  • Credit/Debit Card (nominal service fee added to the transaction)
  • Attorney's Check


Sheriff Service Fee

The county Sheriff will collect a one-time $25.00 service of process fee per case.  A separate check for this fee should be made payable to the proper county Sheriff.


Additional Defendants

On all cases, each additional defendant is an additional $10.


Fee Waivers

For information about filing a request for a fee waiver, click herre to be redirected to the Indiana State Supreme Court's website.  Please note:  If you are requesting a fee waiver, you must provide proof of income in order to have the fee waiver considered.
 

To Pay Fines, Costs, Traffic, & Fees by Credit Card:

  • Call Government Payment Service 1-888-604-7888 or
  • Make Payments Online for Fines, Costs, Forfeitures, Traffic and Small Claims.
  • Make Payments Online for Child Support.
  • When making your payment you must have your Cause Number, Amount of Payment, and the Pay Location Code in hand.
  • The Pay Location Code for the Monroe County Clerk's Office with the exception of Child Support Payers is 2245.
  • The Pay Location Code for Child Support is 2246.
  • A 5% fee for service will be added to the amount of fees due if paid by phone.
  • A 3.5% fee for service will be added to the amount of fees due if paid online.

 

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