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General Division

CIVIL FEES

AMENDED FEE SCHEDULE

Fees -  Effective July 1, 2019

As of July 1st, 2019 all civil filing fees have changed per PUBLIC ACT 100-987. Our new fees are listed below. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our General Division at 309-558-3538.

To submit payments for miscellaneous fees via debit or credit card, please see the Courtmoney section at http://www.rockislandcounty.org/CourtPayments/Home/.  

The information listed below is for your reference and we hope you find it helpful. The information changes periodically as a result of local rule changes, legislative changes and administrative court orders. We will modify this information as soon as possible as changes occur. Fees are payable at the time of filing in civil cases.

SCHEDULE 1, 2, 3 & 4 - CASE INITIATION


SCHEDULE 1 CASES: AR & LM ($15,000.01-$50,000 & EVICTIONS $15,000.01 - 50,000), CH, D, ED, F (EXCEPT SCHEDULE 4 CASE SUBTYPES), L ($50,000.01 OR MORE), EXCEPT POSSESSION ONLY EVICTION), MR, MC, TX - (INCLUDING TAX OBJECTION COMPLAINTS FOR PAID TAXES)


ARBITRATION (AR):  (Money Only) If the amount in controversy is between $10,000.01 - $15,000.00 see Schedule 2 below.
Claim from $15,000.01 - $50,000.00 $335.00
Fee for rejection of award: Amount under $30,000 200.00
Fee for rejection of award: Amount over $30,000 500.00



LAW MINOR(LM)): (Money plus other relief) For Evictions under $15,000, see Schedule 2 below.
Claim from $15,000.01 - $50,000.00 $335.00
Evictions from $15,000.01 - $50,000.00 335.00
Fee for rejection of award: Amount under $30,000 200.00
Fee for rejection of award: Amount over $30,000 500.00
Jury Demand - 12 person 212.50
Jury Demand - 6 person 106.50

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LAW (L):
Claim including (but not limited to) Arbitration or Award, Detinue, Replevin, Wrongful Death, Trover, Eviction, Ejectment and Statutory action by a state or political subdivision to recover support or contribution
Amount Over $50,000.01 $335.00
Fee for rejection of award: Amount under $30,000 200.00
Fee for rejection of award: Amount over $30,000 500.00
Jury Demand - 12 person 212.50
Jury Demand - 6 person 106.50


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CHANCERY (CH):
Complaint $ 335.00
Foreclosure (Commercial) 335.00
Foreclosure (First Tier) 885.00
Foreclosure(Second Tier) 635.00
Foreclosure(Third Tier) 435.00

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SCHEDULE  2  CASES:  AR  ($10,000.01-$15,000),   LM  ($10,000.01-$15,000 & EVICTIONS UNDER $15,000) (EXCEPT POSSESSION ONLY EVICTIONS),  P,  SC ($2,500.01-$10,000),

ARBITRATION (AR): (Money Only)
Claim from $10,000.01 - $15,000.00 $285.00

SMALL CLAIMS (SC):
Claim from $2,500.01 - $10,000.00 $285.00
Fee for Rejection of award: Amount under $30,000 200.00
Fee for Rejection of award: Amount over $30,000 500.00
Jury - 12 person 25.00
Jury 6 person 12.50

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LAW MINOR(LM):  (Money plus other relief)
Claim from $10,000.01 - $15,000.00 $285.00
Evictions under $15,000.00 285.00
Fee for rejection of award: Amount under $30,000 200.00
Fee for rejection of award: Amount over $30,000 500.00
Jury Demand - 12 person 212.50
Jury Demand - 6 person 106.50

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PROBATE (P):
Filing of account other than one Final Account $ 25.00
Claim up to $149.99 0.00
Claim of $150.00 - $500.00 25.00
Claim of $500.01 - $10,000.00 40.00
Claim over $10,000.01 60.00
Estate (deceased or missing person) 385.00
Jury - 12 person 137.50
Jury - 6 person 68.75
For filing in an estate a claim, petition or supplemental proceeding based on equitable relief including construction or contest of a will, enforcement of a contract to
make a will and proceedings for testamentary trusts or the appointment of testamentary trustees

60.00
Appearance of any person for consent in an estate NO FEE
Appearance of executor, administration, admin to collect, guardian, guardian ad litem or special administrator in an estate NO FEE
Certified copy of letters (per page) 2.00
Exemplification (includes certification fee) 8.00

Executor, admin, guardian, petitioner or other interested person or his or her attorney shall pay the cost of publication directly to the newspaper

Charges incurred for witness, court reporter or appraiser o other misc fees shall pay the same directly to the person

Executor, admin, guardian, petitioner or other interested person or his or her attorney shall pay the cost of the postage to the clerk.


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SCHEDULE 3 CASES:   LM - (POSSESSION ONLY EVICTIONS),  SC - ($2,500 OR LESS),  AD (EXCEPT CONF INTERMEDIARY) 


SMALL CLAIMS (SC):  (MONEY PLUS OTHER RELIEF)
Claim up to $2,500.00 $110.00
Answer 130.00
Fee for rejection of award: Amount under $30,000 200.00
Fee for rejection of award: Amount over $30,000 500.00
Jury - 12 person 25.00
Jury 6 person 12.50

ADOPTION (AD):
Petition $ 89.00
NOTE:  No other fees to be assessed in Adoption Proceedings.

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SCHEDULE  4  CASES:   AD  -  (APPT OF CONF INTERMEDIARY), WILLS,  F - (PARENTAL NOTIFICATION OF ABORTION ACT, VOLUNTARY PETITIONS OF PARENTAGE),  MH, MR - (ESTRAYS AND LOST PROPERTY ACT,  ADMIN REVIEW OF UNEMPLOYMENT DECISIONS) .............NO FEE


SCHEDULE 1, 2 & 3: APPEARANCES & ANSWERS

SCHEDULE 1 CASES: AR,  CH, D, ED, F (EXCEPT PETITIONS FILED UNDER THE Parental Notification of Abortion Act (750 ILCS 70/1 et seq.)(Voluntary petitions to determine parentage filed pursuant to section 309 of the Illinois Parentage Act of 2015 (750 ILCS 45/309); L (except for Eviction cases for seeking possession only),  LM (except for Eviction cases seeking possession only),  MR (except cases for Estrays and Lost Property Act) (Petitions seeking administrative review of unemployment decisions filed), MC, SC ($2,500.01 or more), TX

Appearance or Answer $210.00

SCHEDULE 2 CASES: L & LM (Seeking possession only),  SC ($2,500.00 or less)

Appearance or Answer $130.00

SCHEDULE 3 CASES: AD, F (Petitions filed under the Parental Notification of Abortion Act), MH, MR (cases for Estrays and Lost Property Act)(Petitions seeking administrative review of unemployment decisions filed), OP

Appearance or Answer No Fee


MISC FILINGS & FEES:

ANNUAL TAX SALE: Filed by the County Collector
Petition for Tax Deed (with additional parcels are filed within the annual tax sale file. Tax Objections for properties sold as delinquent are also filed within the annual tax sale file and Petitions for Order directing sale in error.)

Both require an appearance fee $210.00
Notices issued (Certified mailing plus postage) 16.93

TRANSCRIPT OF JUDGMENT:
Same as original filing fee

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CHANGE OF VENUE:
Case transferred to Rock Island County  Same as original filing fee
Preparing case for transfer to another county $ 40.00

COUNTERCLAIMS OR 3RD PARTY DEFENDANTS – SAME AS ORIGINAL FILING FEE – FIRST APPEARANCE FEE, IF PAID


JURY DEMAND: (Except SC, ED & P cases)
12 person $212.50
6 person 106.50


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COPIES:
1st page $ 2.00
Next 19 pages 0.50
All remaining pages 0.25
Hard copy from automated system (per page) 6.00
Record Search 6.00


COLLECTION/MONIES HELD
2.5%

NSF Fee $ 25.00
Correction of Case Numbers $25.00
Alias summons or Citation $ 5.00
Petition to vacate, modify or reopen case w/I 30 days $50.00
(Except in eviction cases and small claims cases or a petition to reopen an estate, to modify, terminate, or enforce a judgment or order for child or spousal support, or to modify, suspend, or terminate an order for withholding, if filed before 30 days after the entry of the judgment or order)
Petition to vacate after 30 days $ 75.00
Except a petition to modify, terminate, or enforce a judgment or order for child or spousal support or to modify, suspend, or terminate an order for withholding, if filed later than 30 days after the entry of the judgment or order)
Revival of judgement NO FEE
Clerk's certification $ 6.00
Petition to vacate bond forfeiture $40.00
Exemplified, Authenticated, Triple Certificate $ 8.00
Certified copy of judgment (excluding SC & Forcible Entry) $ 10.00
Correction of number, title or Atty. ID number $ 25.00
Mailing fee without postage $ 10.00
Mailing fee includes postage $ 10.55
Certified with postage $ 16.93
FAX: 1st page $6.00
FAX: Each additional page $0.50

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APPEALS:
Under 100 pages $ 50.00
Over 100 pages 100.00
Over 200 pages(Each page) 0.25

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EXPUNGEMENTS:
Expungement $60.00
Each certified copy to expunge 4.00


GARNISHMENT, WAGE DEDUCTION & CITATION
Amount in controversy does not exceed $1,000.00: $15.00
Between $1,000.01 to $5,000.00 30.00
Exceeds $5,000.01 50.00

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