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Stephenson County Circuit Court Fees

Revised December 1, 2014
(Fees subject to change without notice, due to ongoing legislative bills.)

Filing Fees

With Money, Damages or Valued
Personal Property Claim
Categories = SC, LM, L
Fee Amount
Does not exceed $250.00 $103.00
Exceeds $250.00 but not $500.00 $113.00
Exceeds $500.00 but not $2,500.00 $133.00
Exceeds $2,500.00, but not $15,000.00 $168.00
Exceeds $15,000.00 $173.00
Special Filings
Forcible Entry & Detainer (poss. only or poss. and claim)
Does not exceed $15,000.00 $133.00
Exceeds $15,000.00 $173.00
Confession of Judgment
Does not exceed $1,500.00 $133.00
Exceeds $1,500.00 $173.00

Probate (includes one letter of office)

Decedent Fee
Amount
Guardianship Fee
Amount
Estate less than $15,000.00 $133.00 Estate less than $15,000.00 $133.00
Estate greater than $15,000.00 $173.00 Estate greater than $15,000.00 $168.00
Estate without Administration $133.00 Estate without Administration $113.00

 

Guardianship and Advocacy Operations Fee (when applicable) $100.00 see ILCS 105/27.3(f)

Other Probate Fees
Annual Accounting $25.00
Reopen an Estate $20.00
Contesting a Will $60.00
Claim Against an Estate $25.00
Sale of Real Estate $50.00

Without Money, Damages or Valued Personal Property
Fee
Amount
Fee
Amount
Adoption $65.00 Tax Deed $243.00
Dissolution of Marriage $173.00 Each Additional Parcel $40.00
Family $173.00 Tax Objection $143.00
Miscellaneous Remedy $173.00 Eminent Domain $173.00
Chancery - Commercial $173.00 Municipal Corporation $153.00
*Chancery - Residential*
See Tiers Below
   

 

*(for residential Chancery cases please see below)*

At the time of filing its Complaint to Foreclose Mortgage in the instant action, in addition to the filing fee required by the Clerk of the Court, pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1504.01(a-5), the following was also due and owing from and paid by the Plaintiff:

Tier 1 = $720

Tier 2 = $470

Tier 3 = $270

Jury Demand

Civil Jury Demand
$212.50
Probate Jury Demand
$137.50
Small Claim (6-Panel)
$12.50
All Other Jury Demands
$137.50
Small Claim (12-Panel)
$25.00
   

Miscellaneous Fees

Fee Amount
Relief of Habeas Corpus $80.00
Petition to Modify or Vacate Any Order/Judgment (including custody orders, but not child support or visitation orders) $40.00
Alias Summons & Alias Citations $5.00
Citations, Wage Deductions & Garnishments $15.00
Certified Copies (per Document) $10.00
Mailing by Circuit Clerk's Office By First Class Mailing $10.49
  By Certified Mail $16.50
Copies First Page $2.00
Next 19 Pages 50¢ each
Each Page Thereafter 25¢ each
Record Search $6.00 per year
Letters of Office (for each additional) $3.00 each
Appeals (plus delivery) First 100 Pages $60.00
Up to 200 Pages $150.00
Each Page Thereafter 25¢ each
Change of Venue $40.00
Commitment Petition $50.00
Expungment $60.00

Appearance & Answer Fees

All Civil Cases Except the Following $138.00
Forcible Entry Detainer (Poss. only) $123.00
Less than $1,500.00 $123.00
$1,500.00 to $15,000.00 $123.00
Small Claims < $250.00 $103.00
Small Claims > $250.00 - $500.00 $113.00
Probate $123.00

A fee for each counterclaim or third party action in an amount equal to the fee he/she would have had to pay had he/she brought a separate action for the relief sought in the counterclaim or against the third party defendant, less the amount of the appearance fee, if that has been paid.

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