• 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) $20.00/per disc
Bond Filing Fee $25.00
Certification $5.00 + Copy Fee
Copies $.25 per page
Expungement – per case of conviction $100.00
Garnishment (wage and non-wage) $10.00 + Postage Fee
Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) $75.00
Postage (1st class)* $0.47
Postage (Civil – certified)* $11.51 per defendant 1st oz.
Service Fee – Kenton County Sheriff
(Separate check payable to Kenton County Sheriff)
$40.00 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) $14.95 per defendant served
Warning Order Attorney (WOA) $75.00

*Postage see website www.usps.gov

DISTRICT CIVIL/PROBATE
Ancillary (Out of State Estate Petition) $53.50
Appeals $70.00
Application for Declaration of Death $75.50
Civil Suit ($500.01 – $5,000.00) $75.50 + Service Fee
Civil Suit (under $500.00) $45.50 + Service Fee
Execution/Writ of Possession $90.50
Forcible Detainer (Eviction) $45.50 + Service Fee
Guardianship for Minor with Money $95.50
Guardianship for Minor without Money $45.50
Jury Fee $30.00
Name Change $53.50
Petition & Registration of Trust $70.50
Petition for Cremation $75.50
Petition to Dispense Estate with Will $53.50
Petition to Dispense Estate without Will $45.50
Petition to Marry $20.50
Petition to Probate Estate with Will $103.50
Petition to Probate Estate without Will $95.50
Postage (Small Claims – certified) $11.93 per defendant
Settlement for Minor (under $10,000.00) $75.50
Small Claims (limit of $2,500.00) $35.50 + Service Fee
FAMILY
Adoption $153.00
Divorce/Annulment/Custody and Medical Support (in Circuit Division) $153.00
Paternity (no filing fee if filed by Division of Child Support) $45.50
CIRCUIT CIVIL/CRIMINAL
Appeals –From Circuit to Appeals or Supreme $150.00
Civil Suit Filing fee (over $5000.00) and Family (CI) Court Filing Fees $153.00 + Service Fee
Civil – Third Party Complaint $30.00
Execution/Writ of Possession $20.00
Jury Fee $60.00
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
1-2 $11.51
3-8 $11.72
9-12 $11.93
13-18 $12.14
19-24 $12.35
25-31 $12.56
32-37 $12.77
38-44 $12.98
45-49 $13.19
50-55 $13.40
56-62 $13.61
63-68 $13.82
69-75 $14.03
75-81 $14.24
82-87 $14.45
88-93 $14.66
94 + Must be Weighted