FEE SCHEDULE FOR MALHEUR COUNTY JUSTICE COURT CIVIL DEPARTMENT


SMALL CLAIMS INSTRUCTIONS


Small claims filing fee(no form): $ 28.00

Small claims filing fee + form: $ 31.00

Small Claim Service fee (Malheur County only): $ 36.00

If service is necessary in another county, you will need to get that in-

formation before filling out the form and filing with the court.

Hearing fee(defendant): $28.00

Judgment fee(with or without hearing) $ 0.00

Certification of judgment fee:    $6.00

A prevailing fee of $ 93.00 is awarded to the party granted judgment by the court. A prevailing fee of $108.00 is also awarded if a judgment is granted in a hearing setting.

This is automatically added to the judgment.

Writ of garnishment filing fee(no form): $ 6.00

Writ of garnishment filing fee + form: $ 9.00

Writ of garnishment service fees (Malheur county only): $ 25.00

If you wish to garnish into another county or state, you must file an exemplification with the court.

This is sent to the county clerk in Vale and sent back to the plaintiff for filing in the necessary county/state.

Certified, Exemplified Judgment $ 8.25

Please include a stamped, addressed envelope for the clerk and a copy of the judgement.

 

Transcript of Judgment: You must file a transcript of judgment to send your case to a higher court for the purpose of doing a lien or other higher court procedures.

This includes a certified copy of the original judgment, and a transcript.

Also include a stamped and addressed envelope addressed to the Defendant and one to the Plaintiff for the clerk to send to both parties. There are two fees for this service.

Circuit Court fee: $ 8.00

(This must be written out directly to Circuit Court on a separate check or money order)

Justice Court fee: $ 6.00

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Eviction(F.E.D) filing fee: $ 75.00

 

F.E.D. service fees will be paid to the Malheur County Sheriff Dept.. They will advise you of the cost upon delivery to that office.

Note: Any service over 75 miles from the county seat will add an additional

$ 36.00 for service.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

SMALL CLAIMS FORMS, (CLAIM/NOTICE OF CLAIM) MAY NOT BE USED IN LIEU OF A COUNTERCLAIM FORM, (WHICH THE COURT WILL PROVIDE AT REQUEST) IF YOU ASK FOR A

HEARING RE-GUARDING YOUR CASE. YOU MAY ASK THE CLERK FOR THE APPROPRIATE PAPERWORK FOR THIS.