Filing Fees

Starting on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, the cost to file a Civil Case in the Circuit & Family Court Records Division of the Grand Traverse County Clerk's Office, will include a State mandated $25.00 electronic filing system fee, in addition to the filing fee required to commence a civil action. This fee will apply to all newly filed Civil Cases whether you are electronically filing court documents or filing paper copies.  




   
Filing Fee for New Cases $150.00 + $25.00 = $175.00
Filing Fee for New Cases  w/ Minors $150.00 + $25.00 + $80.00 (FOC Fee) = $255.00

Jury Fee

$85.00
Appeal from District Court to Circuit $150.00
Appeal from Agency to Circuit $175.00
Appeal from Circuit to Court of Appeals $25.00
Motion Fee $20.00

Additional Motion Fee for Post Judgment Motion to Modify Custody or Parenting Time

$80.00
Additional Motion Fee for Post Judgment Motion to Modify Child Support

$40.00

Name Change Order Fee $10.00
Writ of Garnishment, Attachment, Execution, Debtor Exam $15.00
Admission to the Bar $25.00
Adoption Filing Fee (Includes Filing Fee, Home Study Fee, Order Fee and Birth Certificate Fee) $361.00
Certified Copies $10.00 + $1.00 per page
Photocopies (Digital & Paper) $.0.50 per page