Schedule of Fees

PROBATE DIVISION

FEES

Administration of Descendent’s Fees $366.00
Guardianship of Ward/Minor $266.00
Probate Jury Demand $137.50
Petition to Sell Real Estate $50.00
Letters of Office $3.00

CIVIL DIVISION

FILING

ANSWER

(LM) Complaints $10,001 – $15,000 $266.00 $119.00
(LM) $15,001 – $50,000 $316.00 $191.00
(L) Complaints over $50,000 $316.00 $191.00
(LM) Forcible Entry and Detainer
1. Possession Only $99.00 No Fee
2. Possession/Rent/Damages up to $15,000 $266.00 No Fee
3. Possession/Rent/Damages $15,000 – $50,000 $316.00 No Fee
(MR) Miscellaneous Remedy $316.00 $191.00
(CH) Chancery $316.00 No Fee
Civil Jury Demand $212.50 No Fee
(CH) Foreclosure
Tier I $866.00 No Fee
Tier II $616.00 No Fee
Tier III $416.00 No Fee
Certificate of Mailing $25.00 No Fee

SMALL CLAIMS DIVISION

FILING

ANSWER

$1.00 – $2,500 $99.00 No Fee
$2,501 – $10,000 $266.00 $119.00
Small Claims Jury Demand
6 person $12.50 No Fee
12 person $25.00 No Fee

FAMILY DIVISION

FILING

ANSWER

(D) Dissolution of Marriage $316.00 $191.00
(D) Dissolution of Marriage (uncontested) $507.00 No Fee
(AD) Adoptions $99.00 No Fee
(F) Paternity/Other $316.00 $191.00
Child Support $36.00 per year No Fee
Marriage in Court $10.00 No Fee

PETITION FOR TAX DEED

FILING

One parcel $316.00
Each additional parcel $60.00

MISCELLANEOUS

FEE

Garnishment, Wage Deduction, and Citations
up to $1,000 $15.00
$1,000 – $50,000 $30.00
over $50,000 $50.00
Court Appeals
under 100 pages $50.00
over 100 pages $100.00
additional pages .25 per page
Copies
1 page $2.00
1-20 pages .50 per page
over 20 pages .25 per page
Certification of Authentication $6.00
Certified Judgement (after first copy) $10.00
Record Search $6.00 per year
Change of Venue (sent) $40.00
Alias Summons $5.00
Certified Mailing $10.00
Civil Jury Demand $212.50
Probate Jury Demand $137.50
Expungement Petition $60.00

JERSEY COUNTY COURTHOUSE

Covid-19 Response

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