Lakewood Municipal Court - Fee Schedules


CIVIL DIVISION COSTS AND FEES - PAGE 3 (effective April 1, 2018)


Description Total Court Costs Local Court Costs Legal Aid Fund
Satisfaction of Judgment $15.00 $15.00  
Sheriff's Service (outside Cuyahoga County) designated fee per jurisdiction
Small Claims Complaint $56.00 $45.00 $11.00
- each additional defendant $20.00 $20.00  
Small Claims Transfer to Civil Docket $50.00 $50.00  
Subpoena $5.00 $5.00 + Witness Fee
- Witness = $6.00 1/2 day; $12.00 all day; mileage additional)      
Transfer from another Court (Change of Venue) (pre-judgment) $110.00 $84.00 $26.00
Transfer from another Court (Change of Venue) (post-judgment) $25.00 $25.00  
Transfer to Court of Common Pleas $50.00 $50.00  
- Plus $250.00 check payable to Common Pleas court      
Transfer to Another Court (Change of Venue) $25.00 $25.00  
Trusteeship Filing Fee $15.00 + 2% on all administrative distributions
Writ of Restitution $20.00 $20.00  

Court cost for civil filings include:
A) $26.00 to Legal Aid Society,
B) $7.00 to Lakewood Court special projects fund, and
C) $3.00 to Lakewood Court computer maintenance fund.

Court cost for small claims case filings include:
A) $11.00 to Legal Aid Society,
B) $3.00 to Lakewood Court special projects fund, and
C) $2.00 to Lakewood Court computer maintenance fund.

The assessed court costs are authorized and/or required by Ohio State Statutes. Additional court costs accessed by statute, rule of court, or court order.