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Civil & Small Claims
Civil
  • Limits on civil cases: $15,000

Types of civil cases:
  • CVE - Personal Injury or Damage
  • CVF - Contracts, Accounts or Rental
  • CVG - Forcible Detention
  • CVH - Other, BMV Appeal, Transfers
  • CVI - Small Claims
 

Small Claims 
  • Limits on small claims cases: $3,000
 
Civil / Small Claims Fee Schedule
Service or Claim Fee
Additional Defendants $5
Certificate of Judgement $5
Civil Case $90
Counterclaim, if court serves $5
Execution or Attachment Filing Fee / Deposit $520
Forcible Detention $90
Garnishment of Personal Wages $75
Garnishment of Other Earnings $20
Judgement Debtor Exam $30
Jury Deposit $500
Personal Service in Athens  $35
Personal Service Outside of Athens  $50
Personal Service of Garnishment by Sheriff  $20
Precipe for Financial Questionnaire  $20
Reopened Case Filing Fee  $10
Set Out Fees  $65
Small Claims Case  $44
Subpoena  $20
Third Party Complaint, if court serves  $5
Triple Seal  $4
Writ of Restitution  $10

Contact Us
Municipal Court
City of Athens
8 E. Washington St.
Athens, OH 45701

Ph: (740) 592-3328
Fx: (740) 592-3331

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm