Filing Fee Schedule (effective July 1, 1998)

Fee Category Total Fees
  a. No Prior
Appearance
b. W/ Prior
Appearance
A. Civil Complaint for more than $1,000   $ 77 $ 34
B. Civil Complaint for more than $300, but not more than $1,000   $ 57 $ 14
C. Civil Complaint for not more than $300   $ 55 $ 12
D. Unlawful detainer, forcible detainer, forcible entry (with or without rent, regardless of the dollar amount) $ 57  
E. Claim and Delivery $ 77  
F. 1. Divorce $118  
  2. Annulment $ 78  
G. 1. Petition to release common law or other lien $ 40  
  2. All other actions or petitions (not demanding dollar amounts) $ 77  
H. Small Claims $ 35  
I. Civil Answers or Appearances  
  1. Civil cases over $1,000   $ 47 $ 14
  2. Civil cases for more than $300, but not more than $1,000   $ 47 $ 14
  3. Civil cases not more than $300 $ 19  
  4. Unlawful detainer, forcible detainer, forcible entry   $ 47 $ 14
  5. Claim and Delivery   $ 47 $ 14
  6. Divorce   $ 47 $ 14
  7. All other actions   $ 47 $ 14
  8. Small Claims No Fee  
  9. Paternity Action $ 47  
  10.Any answer after an appearance No Fee  
J. Special Motions, petitions and pleadings  
  1. Petition for change of venue   $ 52 $ 9
  2. Order granting change of venue (pay to new county) $ 9  
  3. Petition to vacate or renew a judgment or reeopen a case after no activity for one year, except for exectuions on judgment   $ 52 $ 9
  4. Motion to reopen divorce action or to amend or modify divorce decree   $ 75 $ 32
  5. Petition for Intervention $ 50  
  6. Third party complaint   $ 51 $ 8
  7. Cross Claim   $ 51 $ 8
  8. Counterclaim   $ 51 $ 8
K. Juvenile and Family Matters  
  1. Petition for adoption $ 57  
  2. Petition for termination of parent-child relationship $ 57  
  3. Consolidated adoption and termination of parent-child relationship $ 52  
  4. Petition for permission to marry $ 57  
  5. Petition under Juvenile Corrections Act No Fee  
  6. Petition under Child Protection Act No Fee  
  7. Petition for commitment of mentally ill No Fee  
L. Probate Matters  
  1. Application for informal probate   $ 77 $ 34
  2. Petition for formal probate   $ 77 $ 34
  3. Any petition or application of any person for appointment as personal representative after petition or application for porbate has been filed $ 34  
  4. Any petition for formal or invormal probate asking for appointment of a personal representative $ 77  
  5. Initial petition, motion or appearance of any person, other than an application for personal representative (except for items 7, 8, and 11 below)   $ 77 $ 34
  6. Administration of estate under I.C. 15-3-1205 and proceedings to determine heirship without administration   $ 19 $ 14
  In addition to the above fees under Category L, the following probate fees shall be collected from any person filing the following documents, whether or not the person has appeared previously:  
  7. Demand for notice (not an appearance) $ 9  
  8. Demand for bond (not an appearance) before / after appointment of personal representative NoFee/$9  
  9. Objection or petition to contest probate of will   $ 77 $ 34
  10.Any petition for the appointment of a new personal representative filed as a contest to the appointment of a personal representative   $ 77 $ 34
  11. Petition for approval of compromise   $ 57 $ 14
  12.Intermediate or final accounting of personal represntative $ 9  
  13.Petition for distribution of estate $ 19  
  14.Petition or appearance of any person filed more than 3 years after initial filing and more than 1 year after the last prior filing fee whether or not there has been a prior appearance (fee for reopening inactive file, but no further fee shall be charged such person under fee categories L1 thru 5) $ 77  
  15.Cases where a court order is issued only for a specific reason other than administration of an estate $ 19  
  16.Filing of a copy of appointment of foreign personal representative   $ 67 $ 27
  If two or more of the above documents or pleadings are filed jointly under Category L as one instrument, the filing fee would be computed as though they had been filed separately.  
  17.Cases to determine inheritance on transfer tax $ 19  
  18.Filing of a rununciation No Fee  
M. Guardianship Matters  
  1. Petition for appointment of guardian   $ 57 $ 14
  2. Consent to testamentary appointment as guardian without petition   $ 57 $ 14
  3. Any objection by any person to the appointment of a guardian except that no fee shall be charged to the minor or alleged incapacitated person filing an ojbection   $ 47 $ 14
  4. Initial petition, motion, or appearance of any person except the minor involved $ 47  
  5. Intermediate or final accounting of guardian $ 9  
N. Conservatorship  
  1. Petition for appointment of conservator   $ 77 $ 34
  2. Copy of appointment of foreign conservator   $ 67 $ 34
  3. Initial petition, motion, or appearance of any person $ 67  
  4. Intermediate or final account of conservator $ 9  
  5. Petition for final distribution of estate $ 19  
O. Joint Guardianship and Conservatorship  
  1. Joint petition, same party guardian and conservator $ 77  
  2. Joint petition, different parties guardian and conservator (considered two filings) $ 115  
P. Minor's Claim  
  1. Petition for compromise of minor's claim No Fee  
  2. Petition for compromise of a minor's claim with the appointment of a conservator   $ 57 $ 14
Q. Trusts and Renunciations  
  1. Registration of trusts & renunciations No Fee  
  2. Initial petition, motion, or appearance of any person, except registration of trusts and renunciations $ 42  
  3. Intermediate or final accounting of trustee $ 9  
  4. Petition for final distribution of estate $ 19  
  5. Filing renunciations No Fee  
R. Appeals and transfers from magistrate division to district court  
  1. Appeal from magistrate division of district court  
  a. Small Claims (Small Claims Dept. to Magistrate Division) $ 47  
  b. Small Claims (Magistrate Division to District Court) $ 47  
  c. Other Civil Appeals $ 47  
  d. Criminal Appeals No Fee  
  2. Appeal or petition for judicial review, or cross-appeal or cross-petition, from commission, board or body to the district court $ 72  
  3. Any transfer from magistrate division to district court (to be paid by the party transferring or causing the action to be transferred in addition to appearance fee) $ 42  
S. Filing Foreign Judgment  
  1. Filing judgment creditor $ 7  
  2. Motion or application of judgment debtor to stay execution $ 47  
  3. Filing a custody decree from another state under I.C. 32-1116 No Fee  
T. Civil appeals or cross-appeals to the Supreme Court $ 95  
U. Miscellaneous fees per statute (i.e. copies, passport fees, etc.)  

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