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Montgomery County Municipal Court


James D. Piergies, Presiding and Administrative Judge

Mike Foley, Clerk of Courts

Phone
Hours

Monday-Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Closed Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays

Filing Costs & Fees


Municipal Court Civil Fee Schedule
  • Civil Limit: $15,000
  • Small Claim Limit: $6,000
CIVIL FILING**
Civil Filing (one defendant) $120.00
Additional Defendants (each) $5.00
EVICTION FILING
Eviction with Bailiff Service and Ordinary Mail with Certificate of Mailing (one defendant) $120.00
Additional Defendants (each) $5.00
Certified Mail Service (each defendant) $10.00
ALIAS SUMMONS ON COMPLAINT
Certified Mail $10.00
Regular Mail $2.00
COUNTER CLAIM**
Counterclaim $10.00
AMENDED COMPLAINT**
Amended Complaint $10.00
THIRD PARTY COMPLAINT**
Third Party Complaint $10.00
WRIT OF RESTITUTION
Writ of Restitution $30.00
SMALL CLAIM**
Small Claim (one defendant) $77.00
Transfer to Civil $43.00
Additional Defendants (each) $5.00
MISCELLANEOUS
Debtor’s Exam (Order in Aid) $15.00
Citation in Contempt (Show Cause) $15.00
Service by Publication (Deposit – Cost will vary.) $200.00
Service by Sheriff (Deposit – Cost will vary.) $50.00
Certificate of Judgment $2.00
Replevin/Execution** $300.00
Garnishment $125.00
Civil Appeal $100.00
Bank Attachment (plus $1.00 check made payable to bank) $35.00
Jury Deposit (Due when Jury Demand is filed – Actual cost may vary.) $500.00
Certified Copy of Entry (fee per page) $1.00
Exemplified Copy (Triple Seal) $5.00
Trusteeship $50.00
Revivor $10.00
Appeal to Dog Designation $120.00
Cross Claim** $10.00
BMV Petition for Driving Privileges $120.00
ALS Appeal $120.00
Transfer Case to Another Court** $10.00
Subpoena (check made payable to witness to be served with subpoena) $6.00 half day
$12.00 full day

** Filing fee includes certified service.


Municipal Court Bond Schedule
UNIFORM BOND SCHEDULE
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 ABOVE 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 within 24 hours
  • $25,000 Cash/Surety or 10% + No contact with Victim if Judge will NOT see within 24 hours
  • No bond IF Judge will see within 24 hours
  • $50,000 Cash/Surety or 10% + No contact with Victim if Judge will NOT see within 24 hours
Domestic Violence DOES NOT meet criteria ORC §2919.251(A) "Amy's Law" $10,000 Cash/Surety or 10%
+ No 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 with 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 O.R.C. §4510.11 (M1) $1,500 Cash/Surety or 10% $3,000 Cash/Surety or 10%

Municipal Court Traffic Fines
Speed 1 to 10 miles over the limit $140.00
Speed 11 to 15 miles over the limit $150.00
Speed 16 to 20 miles over the limit $160.00
Speed 21 to 25 miles over the limit $170.00
Speed of 26 or more miles over the limit Appearance Required
Driver's Seatbelt $73.00
Marked Lanes, Stop Sign or Red Light $145.00
Assured Clear Distance Ahead (ACDA) $155.00
Expired Plates $125.00

** If your offense is not mentioned, please contact our office


Municipal Court Criminal Costs
Warrant Fee $10.00
Probation $150.00
Appeal $100.00
Seal / Expungement $50.00
Regular Copy $0.10 per copy
Certified Copy $1.00 per copy
Computer Printout $0.10 per page
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