• FEES

Criminal court costs vary depending upon the charge.  Please review your court paperwork or phone our office 859-292-6523 to obtain the proper amount.  Pursuant to Kentucky law, you must pay court costs regardless of whether you appear in court.

GENERAL FEES
Acts of Congress $5.00 + copy fee
Attestation $.50 + copy fee
Audio/Video Copies (court hearing) $25.00/per disc
Bond Filing Fee $25.00
Certification $5.00 + Copy Fee
Copies $.25 per page
Expungement – per case of conviction $100 District / $500 Circuit* call Clerk for details
Garnishment (wage and non-wage) $15.00 + Postage Fee
Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) $75.00
Postage (1st class)* $0.47
Postage (Civil – certified)* $12.51 per defendant 1st oz.
Service Fee – Kenton County Sheriff
(Separate check payable to Kenton County Sheriff)
$60.00 per defendant
Service Fee – Other County Sheriffs Check with Clerk
Secretary of State- Business (payable to Ky Treasurer) $10.00 per business served
Secretary of State- Restricted (payable to Ky Treasurer) $15.10 per defendant served
Warning Order Attorney (WOA) $75.00

*Postage see website www.usps.gov

DISTRICT CIVIL/PROBATE
Ancillary (Out of State Estate Petition) $122.50
Appeals $85.00
Application for Declaration of Death $75.50
Civil Suit ($500.01 – $5,000.00) $110.50 + Service Fee
Civil Suit (under $500.00) $75.50 + Service Fee
Execution/Writ of Possession (under $500)

Execution/ Writ of Possession ($500.01-$5,000)

$125.50

$160.50

Forcible Detainer (Eviction) $75.50 + Service Fee
Guardianship for Minor with Money $125.50
Guardianship for Minor without Money $75.50
Jury Fee $40.00
Name Change $118.50
Petition & Registration of Trust $100.50
Petition for Cremation $75.50
Petition to Dispense Estate with Will $122.50
Petition to Dispense Estate without Will $75.50
Petition to Marry $60.50
Petition to Probate Estate with Will $172.50
Petition to Probate Estate without Will $125.50
Postage (Small Claims – certified) $12.93 per defendant
Settlement for Minor (under $10,000.00) $110.50
Small Claims (limit of $2,500.00) $65.50 + Service Fee
FAMILY
Adoption $198.00
Divorce/Annulment/Custody and Medical Support (in Circuit Division) $198.00
Paternity (no filing fee if filed by Division of Child Support) $75.50
CIRCUIT CIVIL/CRIMINAL
Appeals –From Circuit to Appeals or Supreme $160.00
Civil Suit Filing fee (over $5000.00) and Family (CI) Court Filing Fees $198.00 + Service Fee
Civil – Third Party Complaint $35.00
Execution/Writ of Possession $25.00
Jury Fee $70.00
Master Commissioner Judicial Sales  Administrative fee $200.00
Restitution fee (if Restitution is ordered to be paid through clerks office) 5% of amt. ordered
PAGES OF COMPLAINT CERTIFIED MAIL SERVICE- (Secretary of State 2nd row) current as of 1/21 subject to change
1-5 letter envelope $11.77 letter envelope
5-10 $11.98 letter envelope
11 – + Use Large envelope                     Secretary of State
1-2 Large envelope $12.51 Large envelope                    1-4 $12.71
3-8 $12.71                                               5-6 $12.91
9-12 $12.91                                              7-9 $13.11
13-18 $13.11                                              10-12 $13.31
19-24 $13.31                                              13-16 $13.51
25-31 $13.51                                              17-19 $13.71
32-37 $13.71                                              20-22 $13.91
38-44 $13.91                                              23-25 $14.11
45-49 $14.11                                              26-28 $14.31
50-55 $14.31                                              29-31 $14.51
56-62 $14.51                                              32-34 $14.71
63-68

$14.71                                              35-37 $14.91

69-75
76-81
$14.91                                            38-40 $15.11
$15.11                                            41- 43 $15.31
82-87
88-93
$15.31                                              44-46 $15.51
$15.51 for more pages must be weighed