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Type of Filing Fees (Amount as of 7/1/17)
Civil Cases $157.00+
Mortgage Foreclosures $157.00+
Estate (Supervised or Unsupervised Administration) $177.00+
Dissolutions or Divorce Filing $177.00+
Specialized Driving Privileges
(Hardship Licenses)

$157.00+

          $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 $28.00 process fee if Sheriff's Service*

Adult Adoption $157.00
Misdemeanor and Felony $185.00
Misdemeanor and Felony (Moving Violation) $185.50
Protective Orders $    0.00
Infractions/Ordinance Violation $135.00
Traffic Violations/Infractions $235.50
Juveniles $176.00+
Juveniles with a criminal case (JS & JD case) $176.00+
Juvenile Legal Separation, Paternities $197.00+
Adoptions $177.00+
Probate, Trusts and Guardianships $177.00+
          +A $28.00 process fee if Sheriff's service  
Small Claims $  97.00+
          $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 $28.00 process fee if Sheriff's Service*
Foreign Judgments/SR 33's $    3.00
Copies $    1.00
Certifications $    1.00
Change of Venue - Civil $157.00
Change of Venue - Dissolution $177.00
Change of Venue - Small Claims to Civil $  71.00
Change of Venue - Probate Matters $177.00


*The Sheriff fee is one time per case

 
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

A $28.00 service of process fee shall be collected one time per case BEFORE JUDGMENT.  A $28.00 service of process fee shall be collected one time per case AFTER JUDGMENT.  A $60.00 fee shall be collected for non-indiana cases in which service of process by Sheriff is requested.  Payment is to be made payable to the Clerk of the county in which the case is filed.


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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