Sylvania Municipal Court Building, Sylvania

Civil Division

For civil cases, the jurisdiction of the court is limited to cases seeking no more than $15,000 in damages.  Some types of cases the court hears are personal injury, property damage, small claims, contracts, forcible entry and detainer (evictions).

6700 Monroe St.
Civil Division
P: 419-885-8975 Option 6
F: 419-885-8987

Filing Fees

Complaint (Contracts, Money, Replevin, etc.)
One Defendant $130
Each Additional Defendant $20
Landlord Complaint
One Defendant, First Cause, writ included $180
One Defendant, First and Second Cause, writ included $180
Each Additional Defendant $25
Certified Mail Service $10
Revivor $40
Reactivate a dismissed case $25
Other Fees
Alias Fee $15
Certified Mail $10
Personal Service $50
Foreign Service $15
Writ of Attachment $25
Deposit for Execution of Property $250
Plus Three Appraiser Fees at $25 Each $75
Proceeding in Aid of Execution (Debtor Exam) $25
Non-Wage Garnishment $75
Additional Check Made Payable to Respondent $1
Wage Garnishment $75
Certificate of Judgment $40
Foreign Judgment/Exemplified Transcript $15
Jury Deposit $200
Revocation of License $10
Creditor’s Bill $40
Subpoena $10
Witness Fee (Per Half Day) $6
Plus Mileage Fee of $0.505 Per Half Mile
License Suspension Appeal $75
Transfer Transcript to Common Pleas $75
Plus Money Order Made Payable to Lucas County Clerk of Court
Transfer Transcript to Court of Appeals $75
Plus Money Order Made Payable to Clerk of Court
Small Claims
One Defendant $75
Each Additional Defendant $10
Amended Complaint, Each Defendant $10
Trusteeship Filing Fee $25
Each Additional Creditor Added After 30 Days $3
Marriage Fee $15
Copy Fee
Per Page $0.10
Certified $2

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