CIRCUIT COURT CLERK
FILING FEE SCHEDULE
EFFECTIVE MAY 1ST, 2010
(Updated Nov 1st 2014)

CASE TYPE   CASE TYPE DESCRIPTION   FILING FEE
SC   Small Claims - not to exceed $250.00   $82.00
SC   Small Claims - $250.01 to $500.00   $92.00
SC   Small Claims - $500.01 to $2,500.00   $112.00
SC   Small Claims - $2,500.01 to $10,000.00   $147.00
SC   Appearance - through $1,500.00   $102.00
SC   Appearance - $1,500.01 to $10,000.00   $132.00
SC   Jury Demand - 6 person   $12.50
SC   Jury Demand - 12 person   $25.00
 
CASE TYPE   CASE TYPE DESCRIPTION   FILING FEE
AR   Arbitration - $10,000.01 to $15,000.00   $151.00
AR   Arbitration - $15,000.01 to $50,000.00   $236.00
AR   Appearance   $136.00
AR   Rejection Fee ($30,000 or less)  

$200.00

AR   Rejection Fee (over $30,000)  

$500.00

AR   Jury Demand   $50.00
 
CASE TYPE   CASE TYPE DESCRIPTION   FILING FEE
LM (Law Med.)   Law - up to $15,000.00 (Replevin, Detinue, Distress for Rent)   $151.00
LM (Law Med.)   Law - $15,000.01 to $50,000 (Replevin, Detinue, Distress for Rent)   $236.00
LM (Forcibles)   Law - Possession only or Possession & Rent up to $15,000.00   $126.00
LM (Forcibles)   Law - Possession & Rent exceeding $15,000.00   $236.00
LM (Law Med.)   Law - Appearance   $136.00
LM (Forcibles)   Law - Appearance (Rent up to $15,000.00)   $102.00
LM (Forcibles)   Law - Appearance (Rent exceeding $15,00.00)   $132.00
LM   Jury Demand   $50.00
 
CASE TYPE   CASE TYPE DESCRIPTION   FILING FEE
L   Law - Over $50,000.00   $239.00
L   Confession of Judgment - $1,000.00 to $1,500.00   $129.00
L   Confession of Judgment -$1,501.00 to $15,000.00   $194.00
L   Confession of Judgment - Exceeding $15,000.00   $279.00
L   Appearance   $139.00
L   Jury Demand   $212.50
 
CASE TYPE   CASE TYPE DESCRIPTION   FILING FEE
CH   Chancery (Residential) Tier#1   $854.00
CH   Chancery (Residential) Tier#2   $604.00
CH   Chancery (Residential) Tier#3   $404.00
CH   Chancery (Commercial)   $239.00
CH   Chancery   $239.00
CH   Appearance   $139.00
 
CASE TYPE   CASE TYPE DESCRIPTION   FILING FEE
ED   Eminent Domain   $229.00
    Appearance Fee   $139.00
 
CASE TYPE   CASE TYPE DESCRIPTION   FILING FEE
MR   Petition For Name Change   $119.00
MR   Miscellaneous Remedy   $239.00
MR   Petition for Administrative Review (No LL, AF or DS fees)
(Exception: persons claiming Employment Benefits
Under 820 ILCS 405/1100 Administrative Review Proceedings)
  $188.00

No Charge

MR   Appearance   $139.00
MR   Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus   $100.00
 
CASE TYPE   CASE TYPE DESCRIPTION   FILING FEE
AD   Adoption -    Note: Upon good cause shown the court may waive the fee in a
"special needs adoption." The term "special needs adoption" shall
have the meaning ascribed to it by the IL Dept of Children & Family Services.
  $ 65.00
 
CASE TYPE   CASE TYPE DESCRIPTION   FILING FEE
F   Family - Paternity, Custody & Visitation   $239.00
F   Petition for a Marriage License   $81.00
F   Appearance

(Exception: When a Paternity action or Petition to Determine Parent/child relationship is filed by the State's Attorney or by IL Dept of Public Aid & when a Joint Parentage Order with an Agreed Order for Support is submitted.)

Performing a marriage in court

 

$139.00

No Charge
 

 

$10.00

 
CASE TYPE   CASE TYPE DESCRIPTION   FILING FEE
D   Dissolution of Marriage or Legal Separation   $239.00
D   Petition to Enroll Judgment from one Circuit to another in IL   $239.00
   

Appearance

Petition to Modify if filed before 30 days after entry of Judgment

 

$139.00

$50.00

    Petition to Modify if filed after 30 days from entry of Judgment   $75.00
    Petition to Modify if relating to Child Support, Maintenance or Withholding Orders   No Charge
    Fees for Deposit in Maintenance & Child Support Collection Fund
(Annual fee charged to obligor)
  $36.00
    Certifications to Secretary of State.   $5.00
 
CASE TYPE   CASE TYPE DESCRIPTION   FILING FEE
OP   Petitions for Orders of Protection   No Charge
 
CASE TYPE   CASE TYPE DESCRIPTION   FILING FEE
MH   Mental Health   $139.00
MH   Appearance   No Charge
 
CASE TYPE   CASE TYPE DESCRIPTION   FILING FEE
TX   Petition for Tax Deed   $279.00
TX   Each Additional Parcel   $60.00
TX   Tax Objection Complaint   $129.00
TX   Appearance   $124.00
 
CASE TYPE   CASE TYPE DESCRIPTION   FILING FEE
P   Administration of estate (intestate & testate - $15,000 & over)   $329.00
P   Administration of estate (intestate & testate - under $15,000)   $219.00
P   Proof of heirship only (will admitted without administration)   $40.00
P   Guardianship of a disabled person
    (Ward's estate $15,000.00 & over)
  $154.00
P  

Guardianship of a disabled person (Ward's estate less than $15,000.00)

  $119.00
P   Guardianship of a disabled person  (Ward's person only)   $99.00
P   Guardianship of a minor
    (Minor's estate $15,000.00 & over)
  $154.00
    Guardianship of a minor   (Minor's estate less than $15,000.00)   $119.00
    Guardianship of a minor  (Minor's person only)   $99.00
P   Wrongful Death ($5,000.00 & over)
    (less than $5,000.00)
  $50.00
$20.00
P   Petition to Sell Real Estate   $50.00
P   Each Accounting other than final account (if fee not waived)   $25.00
P   Claim fees ($150.00 to $500.00)
    (500.00 to $10,000.00)
    (Over $10,000.00)
  $25.00
$40.00
$60.00
P   Certified copies of Letters of Office   $4.00
P   Exemplification fee for certification   $4.00
P   Claim, petition, supplemental proceedings based on action seeking equitable relief including the construction of contest of a will.   $60.00
P   Appearance for purpose of consent or appearance of executor/administration   No Fee
P   Appearance for any other person   $30.00
P   Jury Demand   $137.50
Note: Other payables - To the clerk all postage charges incurred by the Clerk in mailing petitions, orders, & notices. Publication costs to be paid directly to the newspaper by executor, administrator, guardian, petitioner, or other interested person or his or her attorney.
 
CASE TYPE   CASE TYPE DESCRIPTION   FILING FEE
Petition To Intervene   (Fee equal to fee had a separate action been filed)
Counterclaim or Third Party   (Fee equal to fee had a separate action been filed, less amount already paid)
Garnishment, Wage Deduction and Citation   (up to $1,000.00)
($1,000.01 to $5,000.00)
(Over $5,000.00)
  $15.00
$30.00
$50.00
Each Alias Summons or Citation        $5.00
Petition to Vacate order of Bond Forfeiture        $40.00
Mailing   Plus Actual Postage   $10.00
Certified Copies   of Judgment after the first, except in Small Claims & Forcible Entry & Detainer   $10.00
Certification, Authentication, and Reproduction   Court Appeals when original documents are forwarded
   *Under 100 pages
   *Over 100 pages
   *Over 200 pages - additional fee per page
*Plus delivery and costs
 

 

$60.00
$150.00
$.25

   

Reproduction of any copy contained in clerks files
   1st page
   next 19 pages (per page)
   all remaining (per page)

 

      $2.00
$0.50
$0.25

Case Corrections   For correction of the following on any document filed in the clerk's office:
Case Number, Case Title, or Attorney computer ID number
  $25.00
Change of Venue   Filing on change of venue - same as if it were commencement of a new suit
Except no law library, caf or doc storage fee
   
    Preparation & certification of a record on change of venue to another Jurisdiction   $40.00
NSF Check   For any check, draft or other bank instrument returned for NSF, account closed or payment stop   $25.00
Expungement Petition   Petition for Expungement   $60.00
    Additional fee (For certified copies of order and mailing fees)

Note: In addition to above, for each petition the petitioner must also remit a separate check made payable to IL State Police in the amount of $60.00 to accompany order.

  $30.00
Record Search   For each search

For a single Plaintiff/Defendant index or single case inquiry made in person with no request for hard copy printout & records are maintained on an automated medium

  $6.00

No Charge

Criminal and Quasi-Criminal Additional Filing fees   Motions to Vacate or Amend final orders.
Motions to Vacate Bond Forfeiture orders.
Motions to Vacate Exparte Judgments, whenever filed.
Motions to Vacate Judgments on Forfeitures, whenever filed.
Motions to Vacate Warrant.
  $40.00
    Jury Demand on Ordinance Violation cases punishable by fine only.   $137.50