Effective July 1st, 2016. 

(Fees are typically revised on July 1st each year)

CASE DESCRIPTION

CASE TYPE

FILING FEES

Adoption

AD

$156.00

Civil Collection

CC

$156.00

Civil Plenary

PL

$156.00

Civil Tort

CT

$156.00

Domestic Relation (Dissolution / Separation)

DR

$176.00

Domestic Relation (Other)

DR

$156.00

Estate – Supervised or Unsupervised Administration

ES or EU

$176.00

Estate – Will/Inheritance Tax Return w/o Estate Administration 

EM

No Charge

Estate – Miscellaneous

 EM

$176.00

Expungement - Conviction

 XP

$156.00 

Expungement - No Conviction

XP 

No Charge 

Guardianship

GU

$176.00

Juvenile Child in Need of Services

JC

$175.00

Juvenile Delinquency or Status

JD or JS

$175.00

Juvenile Paternity (Public if filed after 7/1/2014)

JP

$195.00

Juvenile Miscellaneous or Termination

JM or JT

$175.00

Mental Health

MH

$156.00

Miscellaneous Civil

MI

$156.00

     Judicial Review of HTV Suspension (Infraction Court Costs) 

 MI 

           $133.00

Mortgage Foreclosure

MF

$206.00

Order for Protection

PO

No Charge

Reciprocal Support

RS

$156.00

Small Claim

SC

$96.00

Transfer Small Claim for Jury Trial

PL

$70.00

Trust

TR

$176.00

Change of Venue/Transfer to Indiana County 

Same as Cost to File New Case

 

Civil and Small Claims ActionsThe filing fees above reflect the amount for one named Defendant.  A $10.00 service fee shall be collected for EACH additional Defendant that is named or added.  A $10.00 garnishee service fee shall be collected for each Garnishee Defendant that is named or added in EXCESS of THREE (3).

Service by Sheriff: A $25.00 service of process fee shall be collected one time per case BEFORE JUDGMENT.  A $25.00 service of process fee shall be collected one time per case AFTER JUDGMENT.

Service by Certified or Registered Mail:  Filing fees include the cost of serving TWO PARTIES at ONE ADDRESS EACH at initial mailing.  For service at additional addresses or upon additional parties at initial mailing, and for service by Certified or Registered Mail after initial mailing, the requesting party must provide the Clerk with PRE-PAID PRE-ADDRESSED certified postage materials bearing the Clerk's return address.  See Ind. Code 33-32-2-10.

Mortgage Foreclosure Fee:  Indiana Senate Bill 415, which became effective on May 7, 2015, amended Ind. Code 33-37-5-33 and reinstated the fifty dollar ($50) mortgage foreclosure counseling and education fee. This fee will be collected from a party filing an action to foreclose a mortgage.

 

CRIMINAL OFFENSE OR TRAFFIC VIOLATION

CASE TYPE

COSTS

Murder (If offense occurs before 7/1/14)

MR

$183.00

Class A Felony (If offense occurs before 7/1/14)

FA

$18300

Class B Felony (If offense occurs before 7/1/14)

FB

$183.00

Class C Felony (If offense occurs before 7/1/14)

FC

$183.00

Class D Felony (If offense occurs before 7/1/14)

FD

$183.00

Level 1 Felony (If offense occurs after 7/1/14)

F1

$183.00

Level 2 Felony (If offense occurs after 7/1/14) 

F2

$183.00

Level 3 Felony (If offense occurs after 7/1/14)

F3

$18300

Level 4 Felony (If offense occurs after 7/1/14) 

F4

$183.00

Level 5 Felony (If offense occurs after 7/1/14) 

 F5

 $183.00

Level 6 Felony (If offense occurs after 7/1/14)

F6

$183.00

Misdemeanor

CM

$183.00

Post Conviction Relief

PC

No Charge

Pre-Trial Diversion Program

 

Varies

Infraction or Local Ordinance Violation

IF or OV

$133.00

Infraction or Ordinance Deferral Program

Varies

   

ADDITIONAL CHARGES WHEN APPLICABLE

FEES

Alcohol and Drug Countermeasures Fee

$200.00

Alcohol and Drug Services Program Fee

$400.00

Child Abuse Prevention Fee

$100.00

Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment Fee

$50.00

Drug Abuse Prosecution Interdiction and Correction Fee

$200.00

Drug Court Fee

Per Month

$50.00

Fine

Ordered by Court

Varies

Highway Work Zone Fee

Traffic Offense

$0.50

     Failure to Merge or Exceeding Worksite Speed Limit

$25.50

Safe Schools Fee

$200.00

Sexual Assault Victims Assistance Fee

$500.00 - $5,000.00

 

CERTIFIED COPY / LICENSE / MISCELLANEOUS FEES

FEES

Copy

Per Page

$1.00

Certification of Copy

Per Document

$1.00

Exemplification / Authentication

Clerk’s Certificate

$1.00

 

Judge's Certificate

$1.00

Marriage License

Indiana Residents

$18.00

 

Non-Indiana Residents

$60.00

Notary Certification

 

$2.00

Recording Transcript of Judgment

 

$3.00

Juror Pay

Per Day until Jury is Impaneled

$15.00

 

Per Day after Impaneled until Discharged

$40.00

Support Service Fee

 

$55.00

   

PUBLICATION (Make check payable to Fort Wayne Newspapers)

FEES FOR 2016

Adoption

3 Insertions

$304.00

Change of Name

3 Insertions

$165.00

Divorce and Suit for Support

3 Insertions

$250.00

Final Settlement (when required)

1 Insertion

$120.00

Notice of Appointment of Personal Representatives for Estates

2 Insertions

$157.00

Notice of Suit / Quiet Title / Summons

3 Insertions

$359.00

Click here to review the Legal Billing Rates (Effective January 1, 2016) for Fort Wayne Newspapers.

 

Lisbeth A. Borgmann

Lisbeth A. Borgmann
Clerk of Courts

Contact Info

Allen County Courthouse
715 S. Calhoun Street
Rm. 200A
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

[MAP]

Ph. (260) 449-7245

Fax (260) 449-7658

Hours of Operation
M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

2017 Court Holiday Calendar

Clerk of Courts
Lisbeth A. Borgmann

Chief Deputy
Christopher M. Nancarrow

Director of System Operations
Mary Giant

Administrative Assistant
Michele Koop